Controversial former WWE superstar CM Punk has finally revealed the details behind his stunning departure from the industry in an in-depth interview with Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast.
Punk, who hasn't been seen in the industry since this year's Royal Rumble, has admitted that health took its toll him towards the end of his time with the organization.
In fact, throughout his final few months with the company, he wrestled with bad knees, broken ribs and a concussion. Shockingly, though, the self proclaimed 'Best in the World' was extremely sick and struggled to function as a fever coincided with him having no appetite.
The 36-year-old has even revealed that, during the WWE's European tour last November, he was throwing up post matches as he attempted to sleep.
Post Royal Rumble
It was at the Royal Rumble, though, that things really came to ahead as he suffered concussion early on, but continued to battle through the pay-per-view. The following day, Punk was being pressured about taking drug tests and signing visas for upcoming tours, which certainly didn't go down well with the superstar who was just looking for some help from the company.
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And it appears that Punk finally opted to leave the company in a spat with Vince McMahon and Triple H as he finally declared that he was 'going home' the day after the Rumble.
The final dispute
In-fact, in a showdown with two of the most powerful men in the industry, a huge dispute between Punk and Triple H led to the ex-superstar slamming his rival for cutting off his momentum way back in 2011. There was also a war of words between Punk and the hierarchy regarding Daniel Bryan, as he couldn't understand why the superstar wasn't being considered for the main event at WrestleMania XXX.
And that was that. That's why Punk walked out on McMahon and Co. in January of this year, and hasn't returned to the industry since. It now appears extremely unlikely that he will ever return.