Although WWE has yet to formally acknowledge CM Punk's departure from the company after walking out at Monday Night Raw this week (Jan. 27, 2014), an e-mail was sent out to those who purchased a VIP ticket to an autograph session with Punk at WrestleMania Axxess that he will not be in attendance.
From an e-mail sent to Cagesider David Hamilton:
Unfortunately, CM Punk will not be able to appear at the WrestleMania Axxess VIP Autograph Session on Saturday, April 5 at 6p.m. However, we are pleased to inform you that Ric Flair will appear at this VIP Autograph Session. Your existing CM Punk VIP ticket will now grant you access to the VIP Autograph Session on April 5 at 6p.m. with Ric Flair.
If you wish to exchange your VIP ticket for different VIP session, a limited quantity of tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please respond to this email no later than Monday, February 3 at 5p.m. ET with your new VIP ticket request. If you do not respond by this time, your existing CM Punk VIP ticket will now grant you access to the VIP Autograph Session on April 5 at 6p.m. with Ric Flair. Refunds are available through your original point of purchase.
Below please find the remaining WrestleMania Axxess VIP Autograph Sessions.
Thursday, April 3
6 p.m. - Randy Orton
8 p.m. - Bret Hart
Saturday, April 5
10 a.m. - Daniel Bryan
1 p.m. - Big Show
8 p.m. - Sheamus
Sunday, April 6
8 a.m. - Bruno Sammartino
10 a.m. - Rey Mysterio
12 p.m. - Shawn Michaels
We hope you enjoy WrestleMania Axxess. See you there!
That's a tough break for Punk fans.
Does this cast his decision in a different light for anyone who was hoping to meet him at the autograph session?
For all the latest news and notes on CM Punk leaving WWE click here.