When CM Punk sat down with Colt Cabana for the Art of Wrestling podcast to tell his story of walking out on WWE, he dropped a lot of bombs. You can listen to it here (and you should), and read a detailed breakdown of it here (and you should do that too).
We mentioned before that perhaps the most fascinating revelation was that WWE fired Punk on his wedding day. Because of that, we can now close the door on the possibility of him returning to the company someday.
"Obviously it took a while (for the split to be complete). They tried to do all this wacky shit where they asked me if I wanted to make a joint statement, I said 'go fuck yourselves.' They tried to throw a non-disparagement clause in where both sides wouldn't speak negatively of the other one and I said, through my lawyer, 'I haven't said a word since I left. You're the motherfuckers who go on television and call me a quitter in my hometown. So if you want to go on televison in my hometown and apologize and say that you lied, that I didn't quit, that you fired me on my wedding day, and see how they react, I'll consider signing a non-disparagement clause. But I also had no plans to go on this big anti-WWE tirade. And if anybody out there thinks that that's what this is it's really not, it's me just telling my story. If there are negative and bitter parts, that's a part of fucking life and like I said before I've embraced it, I'm working through it, I'm getting over it.
"They kept saying 'your client is going to TNA, he's going to TNA, and the brand is going to be 'fuck WWE and this and this' and my lawyer was like 'I'll tell you right now, my client is not going to TNA. He absolutely despises professional wrestling and he wants nothing to do with it. He says he's never going to wrestle again.' ... There's no working relationship and there never will be ever again. That wedding day thing, you know, is pretty ridiculous.
Those are really strong words, and keep in mind he got married to AJ Lee back in June. It's five months later and he sounds like he's got just as much fire in his belly over it as he did at the time it actually happened.
And for anyone who watched the WWE released documentary on the man, Punk is the type to hold a grudge.
So while you should never say never -- Bruno Sammartino and Ultimate Warrior are perfect examples of this -- it certainly looks like Punk is 100-percent done with not only WWE but professional wrestling. Perhaps one day, many, many years from now, something will change and he'll come back for a Hall of Fame induction like Sammartino and Warrior did.
Just don't count on it.