It was revealed this weekend by the WWE that Chriss Amann, the company's resident doctor, had field a defamation lawsuit against CM Punk in light of comments made by the wrestler at the back end of 2014.
The revelation surprised many and left WWE fans confused as to why it had taken so long for the doctor to file a suit for comments that occurred several months ago. Others meanwhile questioned why it wasn't the WWE themselves who were taking the former WWE Superstar to court.
Behind the scenes
Now Dave Meltzer, speaking on his message board on The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, has shed some light on the WWE's aims- citing their desire to gain revenge on CM Punk, and their willingness to use the doctor to do so.
"There's a reason this all came out," explained Meltzer.
"WWE lost round one to a guy they now believe beat them at their own game and they can't say that so this is what they are doing."
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Indeed the WWE, after posting a video which they feel proves Punk was lying about the baseball-sized growth that Dr. Amann allegedly refused to treat, now believe CM Punk played them when it came to the original settlement - leaving them no option but to fight the wrestler via their own doctor.
"When they settled, they thought he had them dead to rights. Now they thing he outworked them and they don't take that as well," continued Meltzer.
"Thoughts about who wins the court case is missing the entire point. It's never going to trial.
"It's about revenge for them being worked into caving early. At least that's their version. They have to use the doctor because they can't sue. But they absolutely believe they are in the right."
CM Punk's departure from the WWE has been fraught with tension. From criticising the powers that be in the company, to labelling it's doctors useless - as well as simply refusing to return and see out his contract for much of 2014 - it is safe to say the bridges of reconciliation are all but burnt away.
The WWe have clearly decided to go on the defensive here in a bid to bury the former wrestler once and for all. As Meltzer alludes to above, using the doctor as the front man is simply a way for the organization to right what they feel are the wrongs carried out by CM Punk.
Had they had the information they claimed to now have back in August when the allegations surfaced it is likely the WWE would be taking on CM Punk with their own lawsuit.