It took almost an entire year, but CM Punk finally sat down with Colt Cabana for the Art of Wrestling podcast to tell a story that took nearly two hours and revealed a ton of details of what really went on behind-the-scenes at WWE during his tumultuous last couple years with the company (read a detailed breakdown here). Perhaps the most interesting detail is how he departed and, no, I'm not talking about the fact that he walked out just before Monday Night Raw the night after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. I'm referring to his official exit.
He was fired on his wedding day.
In his words:
"The day of my wedding I got a FedEx in the mail. It was my termination papers. I was fired. So, take that, everyone who says I need to be... I'm a quieter (sic) on Twitter. I was fired, on my wedding day. Very calculated, very deliberate. As much as I chuckled at it and didn't let it affect my day, I was like 'once again, you pushed too fucking far; you pushed the wrong guy.' I mean, you take... here's Vince McMahon, who wants to hug me goodbye and he has tears in his eyes and he's like 'oh, we're family' and he fucking fires me on my wedding day when I was just trying to get... The letter was ridiculous. It was like 'your contract is terminated, you forfeit all of your royalty rights, you're in breach of contract as of Jan. 27' which, I'm not even a fucking lawyer and I know you can't claim retro breach, you know what I mean? If I was in breach of contract on Jan. 27 on Jan. 28 they had to be like 'you're in breach of contract, we're not giving you your royalties'. And I would have been like 'eh, great, fine, I'm going to go home because I have this staph infection that you refuse to treat and diagnose, plus I have this concussion and I've needed time off for at least a year and you won't give it to me.' So, I just kind of laughed at that."
We have no way of knowing for certain if the decision to fire him on his wedding day was deliberate. Punk obviously believes that's the case and having worked closely with the major players in that company for as long as he did, one would think he would know better than most.
If true, that it was deliberate, how do you feel about it, Cagesiders?