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CM Punk gone from WWE; All the latest news and updates

CM Punk is now gone from WWE after telling Vince McMahon and company he was going home at "Monday Night Raw" on Jan. 27, 2014. He has been pulled from all advertisements going forward and, according to reports, is no longer in the plans for the promotion's big shows, including "WrestleMania 30". Stay up to date on all the latest goings on in this StoryStream.

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WWE considering legal action against CM Punk?

There's talk that WWE management are still considering taking legal action against CM Punk for breach of contract and that they were mad at him for mocking the company in his recent interview on the red carpet at the AP Music Awards.

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Punk: I'm never going back to WWE

Straight from the man himself.

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Foley talks CM Punk: He was in considerable pain

Foley has changed his tune a bit from his original message.

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Punk still getting merch royalties from WWE

According to The Observer, CM Punk is still getting royalty money from his merchandise sales via WWE. Not only is that a substantial form of income, but it provides a glimmer of hope that the two sides could work together in the the future.

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Austin predicts Punk will return at WrestleMania

This seems incredibly unlikely but would be unbelievably amazing if it happened.

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CM Punk and AJ Lee are apparently engaged

Love has blossomed in Chicago, everyone.

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Chris Jericho weighs in on CM Punk leaving WWE

Well we've heard everyone else's opinion. Why not Chris Jericho too?

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The Bella twins get the CM Punk question

Nikki and Brie are some smooth operators.

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Punk on Talking Dead was surreal but satisfying

Maybe we should all just be happy for the guy.

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UPDATED: Punk on Talking Dead tonight on AMC

It's a big deal if only because it's his first public appearance since leaving WWE.

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CM Punk: No WWE? No problem!

The above photo comes by way of Lyoto Machida's Instagram, and features former WWE star CM Punk hanging with the current number one contender to the UFC middleweight title. The two were together watching last night's UFC 171 event. Maybe it's just me, but that looks like a stress free smile, doesn't it? Not having to worry about the rigors of WWE must be doing wonders for the man.

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In one week, WWE made CM Punk an afterthought

WWE somehow managed to roll through Chicago, Illinois, and not only avoid getting its show hijacked thanks to the absence of CM Punk, but the departed superstar is all but an afterthought just one week later. This is seriously impressive.

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CM Punk returns to TV on Talking Dead next week

It was announced on last night's (March 9, 2014) episode of Talking Dead on AMC that CM Punk would be on the show next week. This would mark his first public appearance since leaving WWE. Chris Hardwick, the show's host, referred to him as "Phil Brooks, aka CM Punk". Take that as you will, though Hardwick would later say he believes Punk requested as much. The above photo, by the way, is a screenshot of his last appearance on the show. (HT: @Gingrmahal)

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Hogan on Punk: I hope he's just on short vacation

Hulk Hogan was recently asked how he feels about the CM Punk WWE situation. His answer right here.

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Daniel Bryan to be pushed as WWE's No. 2 star?

Worried that Daniel Bryan is being set up for another fall at WrestleMania 30? Well, according to Dave Meltzer you should have no fear, as WWE is currently informing their business partners that Daniel Bryan will be pushed as the second biggest star in the promotion after the show behind only John Cena.

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Let's say goodbye to CM Punk, for good

He's gone, ladies and sirs. He's really gone.

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Punk rumors, hyped show fail to boost Raw ratings

Although WWE booked a big show that seemed to have heavy hype considering the rumors of CM Punk possibly returning, the March 3, 2014, episode of Monday Night Raw in Chicago failed to deliver better than normal ratings.

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CM Punk was never returning to WWE on Raw

We were worked, the lot of us.

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Raw results, live blog: CM Punk back in Chicago?

Complete results and a running live blog for tonight's (Mar. 3, 2014) episode of "Monday Night Raw" from Chicago, Illinois, featuring the latest on CM Punk. Will he be back? Won't he? We'll find out here.

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The 'Hijack Raw' initiative

They're here, and they're organizing.

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WWE Raw preview for Mar. 3, 2014

So much drama in the 773...The Shield vs The Wyatts II! Heel vs Heel for the WWE WHC? Paul Heyman addresses The Undertaker! Will Triple H respond to Daniel Bryan? And there's one other thing I know I'm forgetting...

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Punk might actually be at Raw on Monday

After it seemed certain CM Punk would be gone from WWE for good, it now appears to at least be possible that he will return on the March 3, 2014, episode of Monday Night Raw in Chicago, according to a report.

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Will CM Punk return on next week's Raw in Chicago?

Will CM Punk return in just four days time to WWE action? Won't he? The pendulum swings back and forth. We give the latest evidence both for and against and let you be the judge, Cagesiders.

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CM Punk at UFC 170, latest update on his status

He tried to hide in plain sight, but the Internet caught him!

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McMahon makes clear he still wants CM Punk back

With only one line, Vince McMahon revealed, without actually saying as much, that WWE still wants CM Punk back.

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Vince McMahon comments on CM Punk

"As far as CM Punk is concerned, one of our performers is taking a sabbatical, let's just put it that way."

During the recent WWE investors conference call, multiple web sources are reporting that Vince pre-empted questions on his absent Superstar with this statement. Expect more analysis of this shortly, whether you want it or not.
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Stone Cold sees CM Punk return on the horizon

It started off as a shoot, it will turn into a work. CM Punk will reappear for WrestleMania 30. Mark my words - that's my prediction.

Steve Austin to Jim Ross, talking CM Punk on the premier of JR's new podcast, The Ross Report.
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WWE breaks silence on Punk; still under contract

WWE has issued a terse corporate statement to f4wonline.com clearing up CM Punk's status with the company. Despite rumours to the contrary, they have not released The Best Absentee Wrestler in the World.

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Report: Punk telling people he's 'done' with WWE

Although he's still listed on the WWE website as a superstar, a new report is stating CM Punk is telling people he's "done" with the company. In addition, although just a rumor, he may have been given his release.

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Is ignoring Punk's absence best for business?

With The Best Absentee Worker in the World still dominating the conversation three weeks after he left, the lack of news from either side is creating a new pro wrestling legend. And that just might be best for everyone's business.

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Will Randy Orton turn babyface after WrestleMania?

With CM Punk seemingly gone for good, part-timer Batista struggling to get fans to cheer for him and Daniel Bryan looking doomed to always be WWE's red-headed stepchild, Randy Orton could soon be turned back babyface to be John Cena's understudy once again.

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John Cena breaks silence on CM Punk situation

But he doesn't say much. In fact, this is the most John Cena answer possible.

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WWE worried about Punk fans hijacking Chicago Raw

The latest on CM Punk is that WWE management are concerned that his fans will hijack their live Monday Night Raw tapings on March 3rd in Chicago, just one month before WrestleMania XXX.

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The Half-Assed Perception of CM Punk

Why do fans assume CM Punk is half-assing it when there is a better explanation available?

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The latest on CM Punk

It's been almost two full weeks and still, nothing.

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Colt Cabana denies that he's been talking about or to CM Punk

The former Scotty Goldman took to his Twitter in response to reports from around the interweb that the friend of Punk had told an Indian fan that "CM Punk walking away from WWE is not a work. Punk has been pissed off for a while and he probably won't be at WrestleMania."

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Brazzers wants CM Punk to do porn

So here's a thing and there's nothing else to say about it.

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Cornette on CM Punk leaving WWE: 'Good for you!'

Well, everyone else has weighed in on CM Punk bailing on WWE, let's get Jim Cornette's thoughts.

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Bellator potentially interested in CM Punk fight

According to Dave Meltzer, Bellator is already making overtures for CM Punk to fight for the company.

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Former Power Ranger wants to fight CM Punk

POWER RANGER VS. PRO WRESTLER.

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Still no mention of CM Punk from WWE

After two shows, still no mention.

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WWE still hasn't acknowledged Punk situation

It's been an entire week and the biggest story of it has gone completely ignored by the company it's happening to, at least publicly.

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Video: Foley's message to Punk on his WWE exit

Some thoughts straight from the man(kind)'s mouth about what lead Punk to leave and what he'd like to see happen from here.

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Dana White on CM Punk fighting in the UFC

It's probably not going to happen, but of course the question had to be asked.

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Video: Stone Cold discusses CM Punk walkout

The WWE Hall of Famer appeared on Arsenio Hall's syndicated late night talk show last night, and CM Punk was among several topics covered. Get the Rattlesnake's take - one that seems to counsel Punk to come back before WrestleMania.

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Sorry creative, CM Punk has nothing for you

"I've given this company everything I got. I'm not complaining about it, because they pay me. They pay me to give that up, and it provides me with income. So I'm not whining about it. I'm just saying, 'I give you everything I've got, now you give me everything you've got.' I'm not talking about money. I'm talking about the best creative possible. Because I drew you a lot of money and I sold you a lot of shit. Now treat me like it. And not like a prima donna, because I'm not."

-- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, shortly after no-showing Monday Night RAW back in 2002

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Ross gives unique perspective on CM Punk walk out

You need to read this perspective from Jim Ross, who held a position within WWE that required dealing with talent, including during tough times.

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CM Punk could be successful in MMA, says Rener Gracie

"With the little time he’s had with me spread out over so many years, he’s made remarkable progress. There’s no telling how successful he would be if he devoted himself full time to the training. He can go get some fights, knock some fools out and choke some dudes. If he dedicates himself full time, there is no limit. He has the intangibles."

In an interview with Fox Sports, Rener Gracie, CM Punk's Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer, says the WWE star has no limits if he decides he wants to do MMA. At 35-years-old it seems unlikely, but crazier things have happened. Batista actually won his MMA debut back in October of 2012 at the age of 43. Then again, he claimed to want to fight again and never did. Stay tuned, as always. And for all the latest news and notes on CM Punk leaving WWE click here.
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Report: McMahon wants Punk back; Triple H may not

CM Punk's decision to walk out on WWE can definitely be smoothed over if it comes to that but he obviously ruffled a few feathers on his way out the door.

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Video: Punk Q&A gives glimpse of his state of mind

Fan footage of a Q&A shot days before Royal Rumble and his exit from the company sheds some light on CM Punk's mindset on the eve of his departure from WWE.

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CSS REC Awards: Special 'Punk Leaves WWE' Edition

We're going to Recognize some Excellence in Contributions from you fine Cagesiders in a special comeback edition (probably for one time only) of the Cageside Seats REC awards: CM Punk walks out on WWE.

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WWE has stopped following CM Punk on Twitter

WWE has stopped following CM Punk on Twitter. Must be a messy break up!

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PUNK'S GONE. CARRY ON. STEALING MOVES. RYBACK RULES.

Ryback is the best. Can you imagine THE BIG GUY attempting a Pepsi Plunge? I'm not sure I even want to.

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Trying to make sense of CM Punk's WWE departure

CM Punk has reportedly walked out on WWE. Let's try to make sense of it all.

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Punk leaving may have forced Raw rewrites

Remember how "Monday Night Raw" was being rewritten this week right up until the show hit the air on USA? It turns out, CM Punk's decision to leave WWE may have been to blame for that.

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Early industry reaction to CM Punk Leaving WWE

While we await word from either the man himself or the company he's contracted to, others from around the pro wrestling industry have started to talk. Read the early reaction here.

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Advocating a hostile takeover in WWE

Let's start a war, yeah...

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Report: Punk left due to problems with creative

Now TMZ is on the story and it's getting really big, folks!

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CM Punk's new hat now on sale at WWE Shop

Oh, the timing. Just days after CM Punk walked out on WWE (find out all the latest on that by clicking here), his new "Best Since Day One" hat has been made available for purchase on WWEShop.com. Anyone going to pick one up, considering everything that's happened?

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Excited & Afraid: CM Punk leaves WWE

It looks like The Best in the World has taken his ball and gone home. We try to talk through our emotions and rationally examine what the WWE landscape will look like without him.

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More details on CM Punk walking out on WWE

Here are some more details on CM Punk walking out on WWE.

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Report: CM Punk gone from WWE after going home

This doesn't sound good at all.

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