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CM Punk

QUITTING WWE

You're Screwing Me Out of WrestleMania Glory

1/29/2014 9:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0129-cm-punk-tmzWWE superstar CM Punk is QUITTING the organization, TMZ Sports has learned ... and sources tell us it's all because he's PISSED over the way the company wants to use him at "WrestleMania."

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ Sports ... Punk was livid when he learned officials scripted Batista to win the Royal Rumble ... because he feels Batista isn't in great wrestling shape and shouldn't be featured in the title match at the upcoming WrestleMania (the biggest event of the year).

We're told Punk feels he earned the right to be in the main event at WrestleMania -- because he's been wrestling tirelessly over the past year from house shows to overseas events. Punk was angry when he found out he'd be wrestling Triple H at WrestleMania instead of squaring off in the title match. 

Sources say ... Punk -- whose contract is up in July -- made the decision to leave WWE after "Monday Night Raw" -- and we're told that right now, he's very serious about his decision and has no plans to return.

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46.

scenica    

With wwe is screwing its fans there is a time for whats best for business and mouthing off and scripting shows live treating fans like idiots is over this will drop wwe to TNA level when they'll have to put pay per views on TV cm pink will not go back to TNA playing a suck role like he did in james Mitchell's crew he is the best in the world not to play second best to anyone

231 days ago
47.

smittycal    

The only reason Batista is getting a push is because of the upcoming guardians of the galaxy movie. He's gonna headline mania which will cross promote with the movie the he will disappear like the Rock. This will happen a lot as stars get bigger outside of the WWE. They see it as a business move. Nothing personal, it's "best for business"

231 days ago
48.

scenica    

If we thinks it can sell pay per views week in and week out on the bacvks of drug addicts while some of its employees strangle their family's and the promote narcotic using friends of a man who slept his way to top they're wrong call it what it is this is so far out of Vince McMahon's WWF wwe under his daughter sucks I hope Shane McMahon did buy TNA cause his sister is a dumb ass that phony tone who in the hell do u think you are? Wtf people buy pay per views I haven't watch a wwe pay per view in 19 years wtf wants to pay to see randy organ champion I'd rather pay to see confirmation of Vince McMahon actually Rolling over in his grave nonsense

231 days ago
49.

*_* JUST A FRIEND *_*    

It's all about producing new revenues for the WWE... They're just exploiting the earning potential of the newer talent and the big names they recently brought back...C.M.PUNK is a fan favorite that already produces top dollar for the WWE...

!!! TESTIFY !!!

231 days ago
50.

worldclass    

Well he must not be very smart if he bought beats. Those head phones cost 5 dollars to make in China. Infact you could just go on Ebay and buy the knock offs.

231 days ago
51.

Kestrel    

He did this the last time his contract was up. Remember the pipe bomb incident? He's acting like a whiny bitch who wants ALL of the attention, ALL of the time. They let him hold the title for 434 days after the last bitchfest so he thought he'd play that card again. Sorry, Punk. Daniel Bryan is the one putting asses in seats these days. Everyone else is sick of you being so snarky. The story lines are getting terrible, true. But a real pro doesn't play chicken with the company nor does he penalize his fans because he didn't get his way. Some kid just spent $50 for that sweatshirt and another $75 for good seats to see you in April and you won't be there. That was MY kid. So, **** off. We'll be seeing you on Celebrity Rehab when being straight edge doesn't earn you fans anymore.

231 days ago
52.

misledjj    

Punk had earned his right to be in the main event at wrestlemania. He has every right to quit. People who think it's childish or selfish are idiotic. It's his job. If any one else was unhappy with their bosses or the way the company was headed and quit their job, you wouldn't think twice or pay any mind to it. Regardless of whether he is famous or not, it is his right to decide if he wants to for wwe or not. I support him and hope he does well in what ever he decides to do moving forward.

231 days ago
53.

Ben Caesar    

Batista sucked before. He sucks now. CM Punk isn't the greatest WWE wrestler of all time, but he sure is better than most of the current roster!

231 days ago
54.

CM PUNKASS    

SUCKS he's a little BITCH. he will always be a B grade main eventer... SUCK IT UP or go cry and take your ball home. OH WAIT HE DID. **** CM STUNK. and he's "BEST IN THE WORLD?! GTFOH. GO BACK TO TNA/ROH where you'll always be buried...

231 days ago
55.

Rodolfo     

CM PUNK.....you not the BEST in the WORLD

231 days ago
56.

Don    

This is a scripted show you do not do your part as written if not you do not belong and not a professional.

231 days ago
57.

FrankyJ1976    

Y'all need to post your comments at the or on the WWE.COM

231 days ago
58.

HeelsFTW    

I'm fine with Batista coming back, but he has absolutely no business main eventing WrestleMania. The WWE really screwed up on this one-- Bastista been gone for four years, comes back a week ago, and BOOM-- wins the Royal Rumble?!

231 days ago
59.

FrankyD    

I think CM Punk should go to Ring Of Honor to feud with AJ Styles, or maybe if TNA should try to resign AJ Styles and sign CM Punk.

231 days ago
60.

zachlusby22    

this report is only half right. punk didn't leave because he's not main eventing WrestleMania, he left because he said he's sick of guys like Batista, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock (part-time wrestlers) getting more of a push than guys who are there all the time and for everyone saying Punks a bitch and Daniel Bryan is the one putting people in seats, don't hold your breathe because he's rumored to follow punk. Lesnar is going back to UFC after mania, Batista is only back to get publicity for his movie, and WWE is probably gonna decline. guarantee if you showed up to your job and busted your ass everyday to get a promotion then some guy just shows up after leaving for years gets that promotion, you'd be pretty pissed yourselves.

231 days ago
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