CM Punk and the WWE aren't on the best of terms at the moment and they probably never will be.
Ever since Punk walked out of the WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble and Vince McMahon and co. waited until his wedding day to send him his termination papers, the two parties have remained frosty to each other.
Well, Punk is showing no signs of relenting in his feud with the company, lashing out at the WWE once again during a fiery interview.
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The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion continued his media tour with a trip to Fox Sports to speak with Colin Cowherd and had some words for his former employers, especially when it comes to pay and contract negotiations.
According to Punk, the WWE always try to pay their stars as little as possible, calling wrestlers in the company "indentured servants."
“Back in I want to say, 2011, my contract was up and they were trying to re-sign me and they were trying to re-sign me for lowball figures," Punk started off as saying. "It’s what they do to the guys. They’re indentured servants."
The pay, combined with absolutely none of the benefits that a normal sporting employer would provide their athletes and the gruelling schedule, lead Punk to leaving.
"They try to pay them the smallest amount of money you could possibly pay them. There’s no health insurance. You’re responsible for your own travel, your own hotels, your own food on the road. You’re home once a day, maybe.
"I did that 10 years to get to the WWE and then I did it 10 years there, so my gas tank was empty in that regard.”
The WWE schedule isn't an easy one, it's why stars complain of burnout and move to part-time schedules when they get the chance. Punk felt the same, but he just cut all ties straight away.