CM Punk, AJ Lee Update: Will the WWE Take Legal Action as Wrestler Claims his Return Won’t Happen?

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

CM Punk insists that he will not be returning to the WWE but may face legal repercussions for his actions.

Punk stopped wrestling earlier this year, while still under contract with the league.

Among those upset at what happened is Triple H, who reportedly was penciled in to face Punk at WrestleMania 30.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio said that the league may take some type of legal action.

“Right now there are definitely issues with WWE and CM Punk. WWE is not happy with the way this all went down. Nothings happened yet, but this is not, you know, you haven’t heard anything and that would make you think his contract expired a couple of days ago and you think, well, this is a nice smooth ending,” he said, per Cageside Seats.

“From WWE’s standpoint, they haven’t made a move yet, but there’s certainly the threat that it’s happening and this may not be smooth.”

Punk has said he’s happy to be retired and recently responded to rumors of an impending return at the Alternative Press Music Awards.

“No. No. No. Never ever. Never ever ever.”

“They’re going to go crazy about that on Twitter,” the 35-year-old added. “They’re going to hold me to it, and yeah, whatever.”

A number of wrestlers have discussed the situation. Kurt Angle recently spoke to The Ross Report about his thoughts.

“I wanted to contact him and say ‘Listen, Punk, you’re working full time now but its not going to last forever and there’s going to come a time when you want to go part time too,” Angle said.

“You’re going to be able to have that spot at WrestleMania as a part time worker so try not to put the fire out before you end up there because there might come a time when you might want to do that.”

Others have voiced support for Punk, such as former wrestler Matt Morgan.

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.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.