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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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BobbyC    

Add in that there was talk of moving Daniel Bryan into the match against HHH, and Punk's match would be vs. Kane (basically a nothing match).

265 days ago
2.

Mitch    

Please get your facts straight:

- He gave them notice BEFORE RAW began. Show was re-written at last minute due to his announcement he was going home..
-He has been fed up with the company for months and the toll of being on the road for so many years .
-He is financial set so he was able to walk out.
-He has been unhappy with the direction of the company for several months.... it wasn't just Batista situation alone.

265 days ago
3.

robert    

CM Punk puts asses in seats, Batista does not

265 days ago
4.

Casey    

I can't understand why BATISTIA was brought back. Last thing I remember he was taped to ring post does WWE THINK WE FORGET MOMENTS LIKE THAT! PUNK has proven himself over and over. It's scripted but guys like PUNK & BRYAN deserve better! OH BATISTIA lose the feminine nose piercing!

265 days ago
5.

Uncle Buck    

WWE needs to go back to Attitude Era type wrestling . That jerry springer type of greatness . That was good tv . And the ratings proved it . Hate this PG stuff. So boring . Get some good storylines for god sakes.

265 days ago
6.

Tank    

It shoulda been punk vs bryan for the wwe title in the main event at wrestlemania they both deserve it

265 days ago
7.

chicago_animal     

Things get worse for the WWE.

265 days ago
8.

Sarkis    

I think he actually did quit, but it is waiting for WWE to make a move to bring him back in. What I would like to see is WWE reach out to Austin and get him to call out Punk on his departure and challenge him to come back at WrestleMania against him in the main event. That would be an incredible twist to this story.

265 days ago
9.

Gal-XC    

Give him what he wants. He is the best in the world.

http://www.tinyurl.com/fightz

265 days ago
10.

bbwlover1969    

He is absolutely right. Performers like Dave Bautista and Brock Lesnar come in for 3-4 months and then leave again. The guys who work 52 weeks a year deserve the push.

265 days ago
11.

Biggluminati     

That sucks. Reminds me of the time when Stone Cold Steve Austin left the WWE during the time Brock Lesnar was going to be the "Next Big Thing" and Austin wasn't buying into the rush to get Brock Lesnar over as requested by Vince McMahon and the WWE writers in early 2003.

265 days ago
12.

sr    

Please don't go :(

265 days ago
13.

Michael M    

Im surprised. Punk is passionate and he really doesnt care about letting the powers that be know what hes thinking. But everyone (except maybe the casual fan ) saw ghis coming with batista winning th rumble AND Hunter vs Punk because they've been teasing that angle for months now. I hope he's just playing hardball because he is my favorite guy to watch.

265 days ago
14.

Snow    

Oh boo-hoo. He didn't get his way + threw a temper tantrum. You guys are unreal. I can't believe anyone is defending the maroon.

265 days ago
15.

john    

TMZ Is a marking for the WWE Upper management. This is blatant BS as at Comic Con in Portland this past weekend, Punk said the following:

He was asked about Batista and Punk said he and "Dave" are good friends, but was upset that he is getting to main event WrestleMania XXX. He went on to say that it is "Daniel Bryan's year."

265 days ago
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