WWE breaks silence on CM Punk, claims they have not released him

CM Punk is unofficially done with WWE, but officially still contracted to them. So no change there then! - Wikimedia Commons

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.

A few hours ago, my colleague Geno Mrosko reported that CM Punk has been apparently telling people that he's done with WWE, which led to rumours that he had been officially released from his WWE contract.

On the surface, the firing story made no sense whatsoever, as even though the likelihood of Punk using his new found freedom to appear on a rival wrestling show would be awfully slim, it's not wise to leave that door even slightly open.

That's not to mention that Punk is still on the WWE.com "Superstars" page listing instead of being moved to the alumni section.

Despite the rumours being clearly bogus, they did lead to WWE breaking their three week long silence on Punk's shocking departure by providing a terse corporate statement to f4wonline.com clearing up his status with the company:

"WWE has officially stated that C.M. Punk has not been released."

I guess Punk will have to wait till his contract expires in July to be officially done with WWE, even though he's clearly unofficially done with them already.

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