It’s been an interesting 24 hours in the wrestling industry as the latest episode of Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast featured former WWE Champion CM Punk, and as expected, a lot of revelations came out of the episode with more yet to be revealed.
First off, the episode is definitely worth the listen as the whole WWE and CM Punk situation has been an unusual one ever since he walked out of the WWE in January without an explanation and now Punk has finally provided one.
If for any reason you haven’t managed to listen to the episode, GiveMeSport contributors were on top of this story all day as there is a lot CM Punk did speak up about.
It’s no secret Punk was under appreciated for the amount of work he put in for his fans, and working through multiple injuries did take its toll but he also targeted The Big Guy, Ryback.
Punk talked about how the WWE makes the talent work for abysmal pay without any benefits. The company made CM Punk work through a concussion which he suffered at the Royal Rumble and also described how he was pushed into matches fresh off multiple surgeries and was still not 100% recovered, but was thrown into matches with someone as ‘reckless’ as Ryback.
It’s no secret that Ryback isn’t the safest of superstars in the ring, but the WWE should put these things into consideration when you put your champion inside the ring with someone reckless.
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CM Punk talked about Ryback and how he is very stiff and very dangerous inside the ring and he even broke Punk’s ribs when Ryback hit a straight kick to the stomach. During the podcast Punk also talked about his relationship outside of the ring with Ryback and suggested he took decades off of his life and didn’t get an apology for any of it.
CM Punk told Cabana that every time he and Ryback worked a match, The Big Guy always found a way to hurt Punk and it got to a point where Punk felt Ryback was doing it on purpose before accusing Ryback of being on steroids as well.
Ryback isn’t one to stay quiet on social media and it appears as if Ryback heard what CM Punk had to say about him and as expected, Ryback did respond.
Ryback did respond on his official Twitter account but didn’t mention CM Punk’s name or handle. Instead he attached an image of wrestling figures surrounding Ryback with a broken CM Punk figure through a table; you can click here to see the post.
In the same post he wished his fans a Happy Thanksgiving and that he has plenty to be thankful for.
It was definitely a great listen, very insightful now that the fans have both sides of the story and with these revelations, who knows what else could be brought up in the near future as Punk didn’t really hold back on anyone and everyone he felt was in the wrong.
You can click here to listen to the episode.