Despite not being seen in the organization in months, CM Punk's absence from the WWE remains a major talking point amongst fans and wrestlers alike.
And while much of the recent news concerning the exiled star is based on speculation and rumor, legendary wrestler Kevin Nash has today given an insight into the mindset of Punk on the eve of his final appearance - this year's Royal Rumble.
The six-time world champion, and founding member of the New World Order alongside Hulk Hogan, spoke to Square Circle Radio about how Punk confided in Nash at Royal Rumble, telling the 56-year-old that he was upset that the wrestlers were increasingly being overlooked by the powers that be when it came to putting matches together.
Nash was less than convinced that Punk will ever return to the WWE (his last appearance was way back in January), citing the amount of punishment Punk took during his career.
He added that Punk was using heat pads to treat a back injury at the Royal Rumble, and Nash is convinced that the fans favorite has since had an MRI scan.
Those who are cynical about how long Punk can remain away from the company which has provided him with a living for the past ten years considering the amount of money to be made but Nash stated to the radio station that he does not believe Punk is the kind of guy who is motivated by money or flash cars.
The interview can be heard in full here and is definitely an interesting insight into the life of a wrestler, and CM Punk as a man.