WWE: “CM Punk Leaving WWE After Money in the Bank”
It was well known that at a RAW house show a few days ago in Australia, a war of words between CM Punk and a Fan took place. Punk describe the fan as “homo”.
Immediately thereafter, this incident got the attention of GLAAD, an organizations that works with the WWE for several months to prevent such a thing.
WWE have now assured GLAAD that CM Punk’s WWE contract expires on 17 July and he would not extend it immediately. WWE also mention “CM Punk Leaving WWE would not be a storyline, we are viewing this very seriously.”
CM Punk will on 17 July at Money in the bank 2011 complete his final match for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
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As seen, the interesting choice of word in that statement is “immediately”. Since May, WWE editorial staff and writing team have undergone training provided by GLADD. There are also ongoing discussion for similiar training for on camera WWE talents.
Previously John Cena had to apology via Twitter for homophobic comments during a scripted promo on Raw, while Michael Cole had to undergo sensitivity classes by GLADD.
Our source also report that Cm Punk twitter apology was his own initiative and not ordered by WWE management. Punk was legitimately embarrassed after watching the video footage and posted his own thoughts even before the company spoke to him.
Those close to CM Punk mentioned that he felt like a complete douche and his apology on Twitter was his heartfelt thoughts.
Update on CM Punk Leaving WWE
In the past day or so, the dynamics of CM Punk contract talks with the WWE has shifted dramatically. The WWE top brass now have a new perspective that CM Punk may no longer be a must sign talent and is more of a high maintenance talent.
Internally, many feel that CM Punk Promo on Raw was “lighting in a bottle”, but the company is now very sensitive about the public image and obviously the CM Punk incident in Australia is not something they want.
More details on CM Punk Leaving WWE will be revealed during the next few days when the creative team pitched the script for next week Raw in Boston. Insider source expect the final Raw broadcast next week to reveal even more signs about where WWE and CM Punk are heading toward.
For those who missed Raw this week, Vince Mcmahon agree to have CM Punk suspended status removed and added that John Cena would be fired if he lost at MITB on July 17th.
We can also confirm that CM Punk recently rejected yet another contract offer by the WWE, with a WWE Movie included in the offer. CM Punk realize that the company was testing his ego and that it did not had any bearing on whether he would be pushed as a top star in WWE. Vince Mcmahon was said to surprised that CM Punk had turned down the offer of doing a movie.
Serious Heat On Johnny Ace For CM Punk Leaving WWE
Meanwhile John Laurinaitis is now under alot of heat from Vince McMahon and Triple H since he has not managed to keep top star like Chris Jericho and CM Punk extending the contract. Johnny Ace is currently the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.
According to internal sources of WWE, if and when CM Punk Leaves WWE, there would be potential consequences for the talent relations executive John Laurinaitis. Vince McMahon and Triple H are said to be extremely angry about the fact that Laurinaitis failed to have CM Punk resigning the contract.
The source describe the heat on Johnny Ace for the possible scenario of CM Punk Leaving WWE as “extremely serious”.
A source said, the position previously held for years by Jim Ross is a heat magnet, because the person has to manage the expectations of Vince McMahon and the talents who want to break from the stress rigorous tour schedule.
Another source said that John Laurinaitis get a million-dollar salary from Vince McMahon because he wants to see results. Currently, however, Johnny Ace is seemingly not meeting the expectation of his boss.
CM Punk Shoots on The Rock
For the most recent WWE Australia 2011 Tour live event, CM Punk took on John Cena in the main event, with Cena retaining the WWE Title. After the match CM Punk cut a promo where he spoke respectfully of John Cena, while saying “The Rock is for those who look for bad Disney movie”.
Punk went on that while The Rock turns to his films, Cena is here for the fans, whether healthy or sick, and offered Cena a handshake. Cena returned the gesture and in turn said that CM Punk is the best wrestler of the Company, and he would look forward to the match at Money in the Bank and “it will be even bigger, sorry Rock, than the WM 28 match of John Cena vs The Rock” .
We’ll have much more on the story of CM Punk Leaving WWE as it develops.
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