CM Punk is one of WWE’s most controversial wrestlers of all-time. This week his contract with the company will run out and he will forever be known as a former superstar.
Ever since he walked out on WWE in January, CM Punk return rumors have been churned out on an almost weekly basis. One of the rumors was that WWE was going to extend his contract another six months past the July 17th deadline, like they did with Rey Mysterio’s contract.
However, that rumor has fallen flat on its face over the weekend with several reports suggesting that WWE will not be extending the contract of CM Punk beyond July 17th.
“We noted before that there was talk within WWE that the company would add another 6 months to CM Punk’s contract when it expires in a few days. The belief this week is that since it’s not really in anyone’s best interest, WWE won’t be forcing the extension,” Wrestlinginc.com reports.
So that is something to bear in mind. If WWE wants to extend his contract, they can. It’s up to them. And there will be a lot of WWE fans out there demanding that they at least keep him on their books for another six months and hope the superstar changes his mind.
CM Punk has been criticized and supported in equal measure for the way he’s handled the back end of his WWE career. Once the popular longest reigning WWE champion in the modern era, Punk is now a loose cannon in the eyes of WWE.
Although he’s remained quiet during the last few months with regard to talk of WWE, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t criticized his employers in one way or another.
Just last week, CM Punk favorited a tweet that suggested he was angry with WWE for their general treatment of wrestlers. The tweet was from @SethMates, and he was explaining that WWE’s level of hypocrisy had gone too far in light of the firing of Diva Emma after she was arrested for theft. Of course, WWE reinstated her 24 hours later, but that didn’t stop CM Punk providing his indirect criticism.
Just because CM Punk has been relatively quiet doesn’t mean that he’s not been keeping his Twitter account updated on a regular basis. And during the weekend he may have provided a little hint about his future plans.
Not only is his relationship with WWE still broken, but he’s already speaking of his plans going forward. “Starting a band, a podcast, and a fire. One of these is true. (Okay, two).” Punk tweeted on Sunday.
We will see come Thursday what the relationship between Punk and WWE is really like. Some fans may still be looking for a dramatic turn of events, but everything is set for an official break-up.