With CM Punk last week finally opening up on his final few months in the WWE, Vince McMahon's much publicized podcast with Stone Cold Steve Austin suddenly took on increased importance as fans eagerly awaited the boss' official response to Punk's accusations.
With the interview released in the aftermath of Monday night's Raw they weren't left disappointed as CM Punk's name inevitably cropped up as Stone Cold grilled McMahon.
Rather than criticise the now former WWE Superstar for his outspoken comments, CEO Vince McMahon instead took the opportunity to apologize on behalf of the WWE for one particular incident.
As reported by several sources, McMahon put on record that he was sorry that CM Punk had received his termination papers on the day of his wedding to fellow wrestler AJ Lee.
McMahon, citing a miscommunication within the WWE, took responsibility for the issue and insisted it was never his, nor the WWE's, intention to have the severance papers arrive on Punk's special occasion.
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CM Punk had previously claimed that being fired on his wedding day by the WWE was a very deliberate and "cold-hearted" move on the part of Vince McMahon.
Whether Punk decides to accept McMahon's apology is anyone's guess but judging by his obvious disdain for the company at present it seems unlikely that even a public apology from the CEO will be enough to appease to Chicago native.
The wedding day fiasco is far from the only accusation levelled at the WWE from Punk, with the former Superstar condemning the organization's medical staff as well as their lack of respect for some of the talent at their disposal.
And while Vince McMahon seemed happy enough to address the personal issue of Punk's wedding day it appears that the boss man was unwilling to go into depth about the other issues.
Indeed McMahon even claimed to Stone Cold that he had not listened to the entirety of CM Punk's explosive two-hour interview with Colt Cobana.
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