When it rains, it pours.
After Sunday’s Royal Rumble where fans took over the show (props again to Pittsburgh) showing their displeasure for Daniel Bryan’s omission from the match, reports are saying that CM Punk has left the company. He reportedly told Vince McMahon on Monday that he was going home and got on a plane to Chicago. He has been taken off the listed talent for all house shows for the next few weeks.
There is no way to really tell if this is a work or the real deal but with Punk’s past frustrations I am pegging it as being on the up and up.
The reason behind his leaving is pure speculation at this point. It could simply be he wants time off and he is more of a two minute notice guy instead of two weeks.
Maybe he just wanted to film more Grammar Slam.
Rumors also say it could be because of “returning talent” getting the bigger spots at WrestleMania over guys that have been there for years. He voiced his concerns about this when The Rock returned a few years ago.
This is the LAST thing the WWE needs at this point. Fans are already nearing a revolt because of Daniel Bryan and now they lose the second largest face on their roster. At this rate that Sting signing better be real because the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania is looking in worse shape than ever.