Another one of CM Punk’s issues with WWE is that he feels like he hasn’t been fairly compensated for events in the past and that so far, nobody in the company has told him or anyone else how they will be compensated for this year’s WrestleMania and other pay-per-views with the Network launching.
It’s also said that Punk has been upset that no matter what happens, he will never be pushed as the John Cena-caliber face of the company. Punk at one point pushed hard to go heel again despite the fact that he was super over as a babyface because he realized that as a babyface, he’ll always be number two behind Cena. His idea was to turn heel so at least he would be number one as a heel.
It’s worth noting that there are a small number of people within WWE who believe the whole situation is a work but the vast majority do not. Those who believe it’s legit are very much split on things. Half of the people seem to think that Punk stood up for himself and did the right thing and should be applauded. The other half feel he’s being a baby about everything and shouldn’t have walked out, especially without giving WWE time to write him out of the storylines. It’s said to be a very polarizing issue within the company.