Could Punk be leaving at Payback? (©GettyImages)
Could Punk be leaving at Payback? (©GettyImages).

CM Punk: Will he leave the WWE?

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Speculation has begun surrounding former WWE Champion CM Punk's future with the company.

The 36-year-old was set to leave WWE in 2011 and went through a phase of dropping "pipebombs" against Triple H and the company, whilst he went on an unstoppable mission against some of the backstage problems within WWE that he was unhappy about.

Punk was set to leave with the WWE title following Money in the Bank 2011, but WWE entered negotiations with the superstar and he signed a new three year deal, and he since become "the best in the world" but after dropping his WWE title to The Rock at last year's Royal Rumble, The straight-edge superstar has since been taken off the title trail and not given a shot at any of WWE's converted belts in almost a year (except the Intercontinental Championship but he was never going to win that).

Punk signed a three-year contract with WWE in July 2011, which means his deal runs out in the summer of this year, and with WWE pay-per-view Payback taking place in his home town of Chicago rumours are that the event will be a lot bigger than first advertised. 

Latest news surrounding the superstar is that he is injured and tired, a lot of the time Punk is fighting through injury when he competes and WWE have to work this into the story lines sometimes in order for him to not have to wrestle at certain shows. 

Punk is currently set to enter this weekend's Royal Rumble in first place, giving him a slim chance of winning and going on to face the title holder at Wrestlemania, meaning that he may not have a belt going into the pay-per-view.

No official word has come out of WWE regarding the superstars future and Punk is still yet to decide on a new contract, but the speculation will continue if he defies the odds at this weekends pay-per-view.

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