Former WWE Superstar CM Punk appeared on his friend Colt Cabana’s podcast, “Art of Wrestling,” Thursday evening to finally tell his side of the story behind him departing WWE. Questions remained around Punk’s status with the company, and as to whether he quit when he walked out or if he was fired.

Punk revealed he was two days away from his wedding day with former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, and he received a text from Triple H, the real-life WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations. He had had little to no contact from everyone in WWE, and had only been attempting to get in contact with them to get his royalty checks that were two months behind.

He said he told Triple H he would reach out to him after his honeymoon, provided he get the royalty checks. The next day, he received a surprise.

“The day of my wedding, I got a FedEx in the mail. It was my termination papers. I was fired.”

Punk reiterated:

“I was fired on my wedding day. Very calculated, very deliberate.”

The termination papers claimed he was in breach of contract as of Jan. 27, despite the fact he received the papers in June. He said he knew this was not a legal claim, since a company cannot claim retro-breach of contract.

He ultimately revealed there is never going to be relations between he and WWE again primarily because of being fired on his wedding day.

The lone contact Punk had with WWE was done in order to settle his royalties dispute, which he claims he won handily.

All of the interview can be found here.

Editor’s Note

This interview is a game-changer. It is worth the entire listen. Trust me.


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