CM Punk has continued his one man assault on the WWE today during an interview with Fox Sports Wisconsin.
The now former WWE Superstar is currently training for a new career in UFC but, after his recent high profile exit from pro wrestling, questions continue to be raised about his time in the WWE.
And, when quizzed on just what was the worst part of working for Vince McMahon and co, Punk certainly wasn't holding back. He also, somewhat surprisingly, managed to think of a "best part" too.
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"The worst part of it? After a while, I would say the worst part of it was their not listening and not understanding, and not getting a break when I probably needed one," explained Punk.
"Because who's to say where I'd be right now? They're always looking for the next guy, so nobody is really bigger than the company. Not that I ever thought I was, but I thought I was a pretty healthy cog in the machine. I thought I could've been afforded a vacation here and there."
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CM Punk's split from the WWE was far from amicable. After months off no-shows and silence he walked away from the company in the summer of 2014. It wasn't until the year's end though that we finally heard his version of events.
The WWE came in for heavy criticism then as they were blamed for putting him in danger as well as their controlling nature.
Clearly those issues remain with Punk judging by his recent comments. His talk of being overlooked and overworked certainly seem to ring true. Only recently we heard about how the WWE purposefully ensured CM Punk merchandise would not outsell that of John Cena. While there remains an ongoing lawsuit concerning the wrestler's accusations against the WWE's official doctor.
Despite all the negativity that now surrounds CM Punk's time in the WWE the Chicago native did manage to come up with an answer when the same report asked him what he enjoyed most during his time in the promotion.
"Turning chicken(expletive) into chicken salad," came his response. Fortunately he elaborated.
"I think they take bad situations and bad ideas and make them palatable to the audience...It was always a challenge because there's so much content with them."
"Just trying to stay entertaining and trying to be riveting and trying to reinvent yourself every night, just staying over with the fans. That was always at least, for the most part, creatively stimulating."
CM Punk's words may not be too unfamiliar with some who still wrestle with the WWE today. Even WWE fans themselves have, in recent times, called for the organization to strip back certain shows - Raw in particular - to save boredom and overkill.
As they always say, it is quality not quantity. Unfortunately for WWE fans they won't be getting either from CM Punk in the future as he seeks a new challenge.
What do you think WWE fans? Is CM Punk right, do the WWE overwork their wrestlers? And what are you best memories of Punk in the WWE? Let us know in the comments section below...
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