We wouldn’t expect them to hit up a Cubs game next summer, but at least former friends Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton and Phil “CM Punk” Brooks aren’t suing each other any more - or otherwise involved in litigation stemming from Punk’s tell-all interview about leaving WWE from a Nov. 2014 edition of Cabana’s podcast.
We know this because PWInsider reports they’ve seen the cases the two men brought against one another were dismissed with prejudice. This is based on documents filed with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois on Sept. 26, signed by Circuit Court Judge Daniel J. Kubiask, which read in part:
“having examined said stipulation and being fully advised in the premises, finds that this cause of action has been fully compromised and settled and the parties have stipulated and agreed to the dismissal of the complaint with prejudice, and the court further finds that all costs have been paid.”
When the site contact both sides for comment, Colt’s lawyer Cary Stein sent them a single word response: “Settled”.
Insider says there was no financial settlement, however. Rather, both men simply agreed to mutually drop their cases and, based on the “with prejudice” ruling, to not file any additional lawsuit against each other over this issue.
The issue at hand, you’ll recall, was Cabana suing Punk for breach of contract, as Colt maintained he’d promised to cover all his legal costs related to the defamation suit filed against them by WWE doctor Chris Amann over the podcast episode. His suit was dismissed on more than one occasion, but he was allowed to re-file, and did until Punk filed a counter-suit claiming he was owed $600,000 - half of what he spent on their legal fees in the Amman case.
But that’s been resolved, in probably the best way it possibly could have considering the bad blood which exists between Cabana & Punk at this point.
And while I’m not sure there’s any direct relation to all the reports and rumors about Punk returning to the WWE fold, it’s an interesting bit of timing for his slate with Colt to be cleared at the same time Fox is allegedly planning to hire him for their WWE Backstage studio show...