CM Punk and Colt Cabana may have won their legal battle during Dr. Chris Amman’s defamation lawsuit but now their friendship looks to be lost for good.
Two months ago Punk and Cabana were on the same side during a six day long trial where the defamation suit leveled by Amman was found in their favor. Stemming from a Nov. 2014 episode of The Art of Wrestling podcast, if Punk and Cabana lost the lawsuit the pair of wrestlers would have been on the hook for nearly $4 million dollars.
Punk and Cabana won the defamation case versus Amman but it now appears the former friends are locked in a lawsuit against each other.
A new report with court documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times explains how Cabana and Punk are now at opposite ends of a lawsuit involving a lot of money.
“Cabana’s lawsuit contends Punk promised to help him out with the legal bills they amassed fighting the defamation lawsuit. Cabana claims Punk told him in a text that he would be “100% covered.”
Punk has failed to keep that promise, leaving him with unpaid legal bills totaling $513,736, according to the lawsuit.
Punk asked Cabana to pay half of the legal fees, which comes out to $256,868, saying “You are on your own.”
The report continues
“The lawsuit claims “Brooks acted with fraud, malice and oppression toward Colton, with the deliberate intention of causing Colton harm.”
According to the report Cabana is seeking $200,000 in damages and $1 million in punitive/exemplary damages per the court obtained lawsuit.
After the initial jury trial in June, during interviews Cabana described his current relationship Punk as “friends” but it sounded more complicated than one single label.
Stay tuned for more updates about the pending lawsuit between CM Punk and Colt Cabana as they become available.