CM Punk said in a new interview that he got fired from the WWE on his wedding day, and he also talked about why he left the promotion earlier this year.
Appearing on Colt Cobana’s podcast this week, Punk finally opened up about it.
He said, “Now people are saying ‘You can’t make change sitting on your couch in Chicago’, and I disagree, because that’s exactly what I’m doing now. It almost took that. When I split in January, they changed everything. Part of me thinks they changed a lot of stuff to spite me. And that’s fine, because certain people who deserved certain things at those certain times got those things.”
He continued: “I wasn’t the nicest guy to deal with or the easiest guy to deal with either.”
But he stressed that the mean reason he left the WWE was due to injuries, including broken ribs and a concussion.
Punk, who told the podcast he got his letter of termination from the WWE in the mail when he married AJ Lee, also said he’ll never come back to the promotion.
“Obviously it took a while (for the split to be complete),” he said, adding: “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 [expletive] 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 [expletive] life and like I said before I’ve embraced it, I’m working through it, I’m getting over it.”
He later stated: “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.”