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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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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.

175 days ago
62.

Desu    

You know ****'s gotten real when WWE unfollows Punk on Twitter.

175 days ago
63.

ultimate warrior    

He will come back at wrestlemania like hogan did after bret hart got defeated by Yokozuna. He will defeat batista after Batista defeats Daniel bryan for the wwe world heavyweight championship.

175 days ago
64.

massenantone    

You know what I blam cm punk for quitting wwe because ever since you returned it payback

175 days ago
65.

massenantone    

know what I blam cm punk for quitting wwe because ever since he returned at payback chief operating officer Triple H Steph McMahon and chairman of the board Vince McMahon and plus the WWE bored of directors has been screwin CM Punk they're the ones that told Paul Heyman to turn on CM Punk there the ones that told the Wyatt family to attack cm punk there the ones that told the shield to attack cm punk there the ones that told director of operations Kane to screw CM Punk at the Royal Rumble and choke slam him though a table

175 days ago
66.

supersteve123    

I hope he goes into porn because he's hot!

174 days ago
67.

Brian Shipley    

This is definitely a work...Why do I think this? where is this story? that's right, the TMZ website! The WWE is getting free Wrestlemania buzz....Expect Punk to come back in a month!

174 days ago
68.

Charms434    

Tmz gets thier wrestling news so off. He's been upset for months. Wrestlemania is a factor but a small one. It really involves the lack of them caring of the fans opinion.

174 days ago
69.

tonyespo    

just started a petition on the White House petitions site, We the
People. Will you sign it? http://wh.gov/lRPvm

172 days ago
70.

Imna    

CM Punk is the best there is on WWE. He is in my opinion the best performer. Good at mic skill, great finishing move, he's such a lovable jerk in wwe and the fact that he is my best superstar in wwe makes me sad to know that he quit the wwe. Wrestling won't be the same without him. Please come back Punk. You're truly the Best in the World.

172 days ago
71.

Vanzetti     

ITS a soap opera .... thats how it gos when your done your done !!

https://soundcloud.com/dj-vanzetti/i-want-you-now-dj-vanzetti

171 days ago
72.

Basejones    

I am so happy !!!! Please don't hire this goofy punk back .and I hope that Daniel bryan is right behind him .then maybe I can watch a whole episode with having to change the channel best in world lol maybe if he was still wrestling at the trade center!!!!!

171 days ago
73.

Rosie Love    

If he is quitting because of wrestlers like Batista, Lesnar and even The New Age Outlaws coming in and just pushing aside the ones that work day in and day out, GOOD FOR HIM! I love CM Punk. He works everyday and is always ready to fight. He had even taken a few harsh beatings for the sake of some lie man's

170 days ago
74.

Rosie Love    

Sorry, last comment posted as I was trying to correct auto correct. Damn mobile phones! If he is quitting because of wrestlers like Batista, Lesnar and even The New Age Outlaws coming in and just pushing aside the ones that work day in and day out, GOOD FOR HIM! I love CM Punk. He works everyday and is always ready to fight. He has even taken a few harsh beatings for the sake of some low man's push. Maybe him leaving will wake up the WWE and reward those that work hard, heel or babyface!

170 days ago
75.

rey619fan123    

MAN THIS SUCKS, THOUGH I LIKE REY MYSTERIO, PUNK WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES,IM GONNA MISS THE DUDE.......AND I KNOW HE WILL NOT BE BACK ......NO, NO, NO WAIT THIS IS WHAT BATISTA SAID WHEN HE LEFT, THAT HE DOESNT LIKE THE DIRECTION THE COMPANY IS TAKING HIM AND HE SAID HE QUIT, BUT HE CAME BACK LETS HOPE CM PUNK RETURNS SOONER OR LATER.

170 days ago
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