CM Punk: Ex-Wrestler Matt Morgan Says Punk’s Departure is ‘Admirable’

CM Punk was lauded by Matt Morgan, the former WWE and TNA wrestler, for standing up for his principles.

Punk left the WWE earlier this year, and seemed to confirm his retirement recently.

He said that “it feels good” to retire at the age of 35. 

“I get to do fun stuff like bowl and paint chairs and play whiffle ball with Bill Murray,” Punk said of the Chicago charity he’s involved in.

“It was super fun and for a great cause. You’ve got athletes and actresses and musicians and all kinds of people painting chairs. I’m super happy to be a part of it.”

Morgan, who was nicknamed “The Blueprint, told The NB Show that he supports Punk.

“He had his reasons to leave and he stuck by them, and I think that’s admirable at the end of the day, I really, really do,” Morgan said.

“Not enough guys have the balls to do this kind of thing, and if more guys did, I guarantee you … how they come up with [storylines] and focus on the talent would be a little different.”

Morgan pointed out that Punk is well-off financially, having been responsible with his earnings from being a WWE star.

“Punk is wealthy as well. Punk left because … he could probably physically still complete, and maybe wasn’t happy with what was happening with his character … things add up, and really snowball out of control,” he said.

“He’s smart with his money, he’s frugal with his money, so you can’t give that excuse. God bless him for not being a robot, who are stuck in the world of wrestling … and the only thing that matters is wrestling.”

 

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