Breaking News: CM Punk Walks Out On WWE; Tells Vince McMahon He’s “Going Home,” Daniel Bryan

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Word has come out that CM Punk has left WWE, according to several sources.

CM Punk reportedly told Vince McMahon personally on Monday that he was going home, and then got on a plane for Chicago. WWE.com has since removed Punk from all upcoming live events and house shows over the next few weeks including Monday Night Raw and the Elimination Chamber PPV on February 23rd in Minneapolis, MN.

He did not appear at Monday night’s Raw, and also didn’t appear at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Toledo, Ohio, despite being advertised for the event.

Punk, who worked roughly 50 minutes in the Royal Rumble match was described as “pissy” after the pay-per-view, although that reportedly wouldn’t be an unusual description of Punk’s demeanor backstage.

He tweeted the following message on Monday morning:

As PWMania.com reported, Punk was scheduled to face Triple H at WrestleMania 30, but as seen on Monday’s Raw, early signs may have been shown that Triple H will be facing Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania instead. No word if the match change is what caused Punk to leave, or if the match was changed because Punk left. According to sources, Bryan vs. Triple H is indeed the new current plan for WrestleMania.

The belief is that Punk leaving is not due to an injury issue. In the past, Punk had been very vocal about “part-time” wrestlers returning to WWE and getting pushed ahead of guys who are there on a nightly basis, and that may be a reason for him being upset. According to reports, Punk’s final goal in WWE was to main event WrestleMania, and with his current contract expiring in July, and it becoming more and more apparent that he would not be main eventing WrestleMania this year, his failure to achieve that goal may be a driving force for his departure.

Punk stated in an interview last week that he doesn’t know if he will re-sign after his contract expires, and that “everything is up in the air.”

All signs indicate that this is not a work. PWMania.com will provide more information as we confirm additional details.

Photos Of CM Punk and Girlfriend AJ Lee Hanging Out

(Partial source: Wrestling Observer, ProWrestling.net, PWInsider)

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  • bengalsmarvel

    This is absolutely terrible news if its true. I hope to god WWE pulls their head out and makes this right somehow. Punk is my favorite by far and WWE just wont be the same if he is gone

  • James Humwood

    i hope it is true because punk deserves better he deserves to main event mania not bootista and punk is probably sick of all these part timers coming in and stealing the spotlight from the up and comers also keep in mind punk has been saying on twitter that he was sick of traveling…. i hope to see him in roh where the real wrestling is

  • VKM Ballickers are evil

    Deserting the sinking ship? Maybe Punk is a victim of the WWE youth movement. The tagteam champs combined age is 94 & a 45yo wins the rumble.

    Maybe this network is going to be the start of WWE going out of business.

    • bengalsmarvel

      Coming from a TNA fan your comment seems like your just a hater. If your a TNA fan then you do know about sinking ships though

      • Drake Saul

        I’m a “fan” of both shows and both of them are heading south, personally I would much rather watch shows like ROH and new Japan pro wrestling but they aren’t really televised :/

        • bengalsmarvel

          I do like both companies too but i dont think that WWE is a sinking ship either i think they have made some boneheaded moves lately though. I like some of what TNA is trying to do but we shall see where their ideas take them

    • The Smartmark

      WWE a sinking ship !!?? lol typical dumb mark. Their stock prices just hit a new high, they are making millions of dollars in profits every year and you claim wwe is a sinking ship lol .

      • George Solorio

        AMEN

      • Raihan Khan

        wwe wont suffer what titanic did. atleast 40 more years

    • Lucia Mae Young

      I totally agree triple H needs to go back to wrestling something he is good at and his wife needs to just go home and take care of her daddy you both do not know what’s best for business vine your kids are ruining your business

  • Dav4294

    Well if Punk has indeed left then good luck to him in what he does next but WWE are going to lose alot of fans. Get your head out your ass Vince. Without Punk WWE will just turn into a massive childrens program, hell, get the fucking Muppets to host Raw again?! We all love great TV and the match between Punk and Bryan at WM30 that all fans wanted because it would have been a technical classic, oh its fine Batista vs Orton will do, 2 gifted wrestlers replaced with 2 fucking clunkheads that will probably botch half of their moves. Vince you’re a fool…

    • Raihan Khan

      vince is a fool and thats why wwe is the no 1 wrestling promotion for last 30 years. ok wwe made mistakes but its easy to judge the boss but when ur the boss u feel the pain

    • Danushka

      OF COURSE MAN THIS IS RIDICILOUS.. WWE IS NOTHING WITHOUT CM PUNK…

  • Trainwreck

    Anyone else absolutely gutted – but kind of pleased at the same time?
    It’s a load of shit how Batista is in the main event. WWE’s biggest guys are Cena, Punk and Bryan – one of them have to be in the main event. Even Lesnar I’d accept as he is there throughout the year, but Batista in his first match back wins the Rumble, no thanks.

    • Forever Cyrus

      no diff from the rock winning the title on first day back lol. not like holds alot of merit anymore.

  • Trainwreck

    All I can say now is I hope he goes to TNA and I hope others that are being held down (Bryan ect) follow his lead. TNA improves = WWE improves.

    • James Humwood

      As much as I h8 wwe right now tna is a lot worse lol I’d rather punk go to roh punk vs aj styles would be awesome

      • Anthony Winston

        But no one but fans of actual legit wrestling watch ROH. It’s not gonna happen BUT, if Punk, Bryan, Ziggler, Tyson Kidd, Cesaro, Big E, Bourne, etc just all switched to TNA in rebellion to WWE, I probably would never even type WWE in my search bar anymore. These are the guys I, along with many many others, watch this shitty product for. I’d definitely watch TNA and even TNA knows pushing those guys would immediately put them with, if not above, WWE. Imagine if that happened and they switched to a live Monday show at the same timeslot and a “3 Hour Special”….It’s not even worth typing this anymore; this glorious story wont happen.

    • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

      Bryan is being held down huh? He’s the most popular wrestler on the card and get’s more tv time than John Cena and Randy Orton at this point. How exactly is he being held down? Why, because WWE won’t let you book their shows and make him the champion overnight? I agree with your last point. An improvement in TNA would indeed drive the competition to get better, but your assertion that Bryan is being held down is downright laughable.

      • Trainwreck

        -He wasn’t even in the Royal Rumble because WWE didn’t want him to overshadow Batista.. If you know someone is going to overshadow someone else then it should really be them in the top position; but he’s not, therefore they are holding him down. I could give you many more reasons.
        Plus I wouldn’t ‘make him champion ‘overnight’. Bryan has been growing and growing since Wrestlemania 28 (even before that at a slower rate), so by the time I would have him Champion (a real run with the belt) it would have been 2 years.

      • nick

        downright laughable u sound like a faggot

        • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

          and you sound like an 11 year old. Grow up.

          • Trainwreck

            You was the one that said it. Downright laughable.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            And you are showing your maturity as well. Grow up.

      • Zoran T

        Totally agreed. No matter what they do with Bryan it will never be enough.

    • nick

      why does everyone have a hard on for tna its even worse than wwe they have magnus he the corprate cock sucker now they made jeff hardy and aj styles leave and fired sting they got raid of half their roster so fuck all you tna fans

      • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

        So you don’t like WWE. And you don’t like TNA? Why are you on a wrestling website again? Troll.

      • Trainwreck

        Oh dear.
        Is Rasslin’ still real to you?

  • Jack White

    What WWE is over

  • James Humwood

    Only thing about this that is good is that I personally think Daniel Bryan vs HHH makes more Sense from a storyline perspective after all Bryan never got his revenge and while I’m pissed he won’t be in the title match I will take what i can get

  • Melissa

    I keep hoping Triple H will wake up and stop putting himself in a program with every “hot” angle that comes down the pipeline, but I think I may as well wish for a boyfriend who loves wrestling as much as I do instead. Of course, hell is probably going to freeze over first before either of these events occur.

    • José Hernández II

      I myself have been looking for a girlfriend who likes wrestling, it sucks no having someone to turn to that feels the exact same way you do about a storyline…

      • pik

        Then get a boyfriend

        • José Hernández II

          I’m straight, my nigga.

  • devilislurking

    Face it CMPUNK and all the other little wrestlers are good technical wrestlers but how possibly can you actually believe they are a headliner? Unless they wrestle another small technical wrestler. BROCK & BATISTA are not the best showman but they are believable champions. This is exactly why they added the cruiserweight championship. If you weigh 210 lbs like CMPUNK & DANIEL BRYANT no-one will believe they can hold a title very long. I dont tune in to see someone that size, I tune in for the monsters. Thats why HOGAN & WARRIOR & allthe other roided out monsters were popular. Bring back the WCW vs WWE days!

    • Adam Workman

      It’s pro wrestling dude. By very definition it’s not believable. If you want believability watch UFC or olympic wrestling. I don’t “believe” that anyone would stand a chance against Lesnar. And as far as size goes, I don’t believe that Big Show would last more than 2 minutes in a fight against Floyd Mayweather. He would hit him faster and harder than he has ever been hit in his life. I also don’t believe that 95% of the roster could beat 135lb Urijah Faber in an actual fight. WWE has about as much to with a believable fight as 21 Jump Street has to do with actual police work. Pro Wresting is about suspension of belief.

  • Lovable Jerk

    If it’s true. I hope he doesn’t return and is able to enjoy his life doing what he wants. I love Punk, but want him to be happy. But let’s all sit back and relax and see if it’s just a work.

  • pik

    Thank god! Now with CM Punk gone it should free up some more time for the REAL main eventers like Batista and Orton.

    • nick

      you are really a piece of shit batista and orton probably suck triple h cock to get in there cm punk worked to get where he is

      • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

        Yeah everybody except Punk got a free ride and never had to train or pay any dues or anything. They were sitting at home one day and Vince called and said , “HEY, you want to be a wrestler?” You’re an idiot.

      • Zoran T

        Orton had the most matches in 2013 out of the entire roster by far.
        He works a lot harder than even Cena. Batista used to work hard but has strolled in now.

  • pik

    The most OVERRATED wrestler around is Daniel Bryan and his fans make me sick. Batista is physically much bigger and more distinguished name as a wrestler Batista is a 6 time world champion, 4 time tag champion, 2 time (now)Royal Rumble winner, and was ranked the #1 wrestler in the world by PWI in 2005 and he deserved the Rumble victory. All you Bryan marks better just get over it and accept the fact that Bryan has never drawn a dime in his life and he is nothing more than an internet darling. Bray Wyatt has much more potential, as does Roman Reigns and they both outshined Bryan tonight with their performances, not their immature mark fans. Bryan should just face Sheamus at WM 30 because both of them are enhancment main eventers and have been transitional champions..The truth is HHH will never make Bryan the man, because the last great worker whom the fans wanted as champion was Benoit and that didnt end well.. HHH knows everything Bryan does will catch up with him and the end to his story will not be pretty much like the Dynamite Kid..The Miz deserves a title shot more than Bryan does at this point………I feel horrible for Batista because he deserved a better reaction for his return and victory after making some great movies and accomplishing so much in WWE and venturing into MMA. Orton vs Batista sounds like an AMAZING WM main event and if you cant appreciate that fact then just stop watching wrestling because you obviously cant appreciate real WRESTLING. ‘The Animal’ returning and cementing his spot in the main event at WM 30, was truly unforgettable!I think Hogan should get a run with title, he’d do more with it with his finger poke of doom than Bryan could dream of and i’m a HUGE Vince Russo fan!

    • Luis Suarez

      You’re a fucking idiot. I wanted to school you but it’s not even worth it.

      • pik

        I schooled you smark ass biatch

        • Luis Suarez

          No, you think Orton and Batista are main event worth. Ever heard of Botchamania or does your mother have that blocked on parental controls too? Orton is #1 for most fuck ups in a promo or match. Batista on the other hand comes in at #28 and lasted 10-15 min. While punk was in there for almost an hour. Hopefully your mother can buy you the WWE Network along with more Cena shirts and maybe you can watch real wrestling during the attitude era and get some sense. But it’s okay I know there are a lot of 16 year old fans that would agree with your comment above simply because they do not know any better.

          • pik

            I hate Bryan and Punk trolls!!!!! I cant stand all these Bryan and Punk marks hating on Batista…. Bryan is a 5 foot 8 geek and Punk is an emo, id rather support a man whore like Batista who also has a lesbian mom and a suspect belly button tattoo, but everyone wants to hate him, i dont know if its the skinny jeans or what…a vato im 27 not 16.

          • Luis Suarez

            So you’re dumbass basically? You’re 27 bro, and you call yourself a vato? lol Try internet keyboard warrior “ese”. Batista was great in 2005 and hell he was still great in 2010 when I went to see him at WM26. But he aint the same anymore. Look at Rock vs Punk at Elimination Chamber 2013 lol. Rock couldn’t even defend it in a Chamber like she should’ve been accustomed to but didn’t, and he COULDN’T keep up with Punk. He was out of breath, even as fit as he was. Guess who’s gonna be like that at Wrestlemania, yup Batista. Same reason why he was #28 in the Rumble and same reason why he’s not in the Chamber, BECAUSE HE CANT KEEP UP WITH BRYAN, CENA, OR SHEAMUS. You need to stop believing what WWE tweets “vato” and get some sense and youtube some actual matches. I could sit here all night and school you but it wouldn’t be worth my time why? Cause you’ll forever get your panties wet when WWE brings back somebody from the past and you’ll forever think you know what real wrestling is. WWE is scripted but, WE, US, Everyone in these comments, as fans ARE NOT. We chant for Bryan, Punk, Ziggler, Reigns for a reason, and there’s a reason why most people still chanted for Punk even when he was a heel. You can keep writing comments whenever your mom lets you back on the house computer “ese” and i’ll respond as soon as I’m done with my day job, doing something with my life “vato”.

          • pik

            Punk is an overrated vanilla midget who has gotten stale and boring in the ring & on the mic…i can understand why wwe let him walk..Batista, Orton, Sheamus, Big Show, and Brock are real SuperStars…

          • Anthony Winston

            First of all, if you’re gonna insult someone, don’t use something Kevin Nash said already. Championships we all know in real life don’t matter, they’re given to whoever WWE wants to put it on. How is DB overrated? It’s pretty fucking obvious that’s who everyone wants. Bryan is also the face of the Youth of WWE. We get behind him just like we did with Punk and Ziggler. Those boos at RR were as loud the cheers for Punk at MITB in his match against Cena or when Ziggler finally cashed in the MITB to win the WHC. And how in the hell can you compare Bryan to Benoit? I was and still am a huge Benoit fan, but Benoit was NEVER over like DB.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            And yet none of you have said a fucking word about the squash treatment that Ziggler has gotten ever since. Where’s the hijacking of the shows on his account? Fucking fly by night bandwagon fans are ruining the show. Get over yourselves. You aren’t helping to elevate anyone’s career, and you all sound like a bunch of Bieber fans the way you defend Bryan. And P.S. Bryan can’t wrestle. 500 kicks to the chest does not = a technical wrestler. AND he is just as boring as anyone else on the mic. Benoit could actually wrestle at least.

          • Zoran T

            This guy gets it

          • pik

            I heard Punk dumped AJ and walked out to spend more personal time with his old NXT rookie Darren Young.

          • pik

             ‘The Animal’ returning and cementing his spot in the main event at WM 30, was truly unforgettable!

          • pik

            WWE loves Batista, Cena, Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus fans because they are the true ‘smart fans’ who understand that wresling is about size and nepotism not ring or mic. skills

          • Medusa

            Eddie Guerrero was not a big guy and WWE eventually pushed him. Everybody loved Eddie despite the fact that he was nor as tall or as muscular as Batista. It’s not about being taller. It’s about who’s popular with the machine backstage nowadays. It’s no secret that Batista, Orton and Sheamus are very good friends with HHH, a man who has a lot of control over the product. It’s also no secret that Vince puckers up to kiss Cena’s ass at will. When it comes down to skills, Daniel Bryan is a much better wrestler than Batista. I’m not even a fan of neither and I can admit it. Watch Daniel in Ring of Honor before he became a WWE superstar. Batista has nothing on him. You know nothing about real pro wrestling, because if you did, you’d know that the promo Batista delivered in the ring on Raw the week before the Rumble, sucked balls in comparison to what he used to be capable of doing. That promo left the fans no momentum to feel excited about him stealing a spot from plenty of othe men who bust their butts night in and night out to main event WM. Men who are there every week, men who can promo better than him, and men who can wrestle better than him. Bryan has the potential to create a classic, but you’re too stupid to see. Randy Orton vs. Batista? How many times have I seen this match on Raw over the years, non- title? Nothing special at all.

          • pik

            Read my Jake Roberts quote and ask mevif ive seen botchamania….”You don’t want to play cards with me because I’ll cheat. Okay? I cheat. You wanna play 21? I’ve got 22. You want to play blackjack? I’ve got two of those too!”

          • pik

            Joto

      • nick

        luis u r so fucking right i think this guy has a mental disease

    • Nick

      Great troll attempt. Good job good effort man

    • Trainwreck

      Is this sarcasm?

      • pik

        No. Its gospel

  • pik

    “You don’t want to play cards with me because I’ll cheat. Okay? I cheat. You wanna play 21? I’ve got 22. You want to play blackjack? I’ve got two of those too!”- Jake Roberts

  • Mike Arienti

    He’s under contract. Granted all talent are contractors and not employees, but he signed a contract. He’s legally bound to the terms. Whatever happened, if he’s supposed to be working and refuses, he’s in breech of said contract.

  • Robyn Clark

    Good. He’s a whiny little bitch that complains way too much. I mean the guy is a very talented wrestler but is way unprofessional. I’m glad to see him leave.

  • Mr Slippyfist

    It is what it is. He’s probably tired and wants a break. He’s still young. He could take a year off and come back at the Rumble next year or even later. He may even want to retire. Its his choice though. Its no secret that he’s not happy with WWE anymore.

    Maybe he will go to TNA or ROH after a break. He has friends in both places.

  • Bryan Thomas

    Creative has something to do with this. Steve austin walked out once.

  • Bryan Thomas

    Everyone else is job scared, so no one speaks their mind. Maybe he’s the only person that will voice his opinion and felt like no one was in his corner

  • cj

    I can’t wait for the CM Punk chants to take over Raw next week as the Bryan chants took over the Rumble. WWE deserves to hear the fans opinions loud and clear. They can only ignore it but so long. Hell they brought Matt Hardy back in 2004 cause fans wouldn’t stop chanting his name after they fired him. Let your voices and chants be heard during every segment. I’m glad Raw is live so they can’t edit it

    • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

      You, and those who think like you are the problem with WWE right now. Self entitled smarks who think they can book a wrestling show better than the guys who have been doing it for 50 years. Hijacking the show the way the crowd did at Rumble was bs. You want to make your voice heard? Pay for PPV’s instead of streaming them when your boy is headlining the show. Buy merchandise for the guy you want to see on top. Hijacking the show and dumping all over the talent just because they aren’t Bryan is a load of crap. Help your favorite star become a draw by supporting him financially. Bryan and Punk co-headlined one of the biggest events of the year at Summerslam, and the buy rate was crap. Where were all you Bryan and Punk fans at then? Where was your support for them at that point? There is an old saying in this world, “You get what you pay for”. Half of the people on here complaining about Bryan not being the top guy are the same ones who stream the shows illegally and then complain that their voices aren’t being heard. You want a say, then you gotta pay. Fact.

      • cj

        Why are you talking to me about Daniel Bryan ? I said nothing of him. So You sound stupid trying to come at me about something I didn’t mention. And you’re telling me I need to buy ppv’s instead of streaming them online, I don’t stream them but I sure as hell won’t pay $60 to see the same shit. Buying a ppv doesn’t change anything, it gives wwe more money making them think what they’re putting out is what we want to see. And you’re talking about merchandise . I’m sure Punk and/or Bryan sells more merchandise than almost anybody except Cena. Cm Punk is a draw. And since you brought him up, Daniel Bryan, Superstar of the year as voted by the fans over those you consider a bigger draw than him, is a draw. It’s dumb fucks like you who try to play WWE spokesperson, who has no clue about what they are talking about.

        • Medusa

          Totally agree. Why would fans want to pay money for a shitty product that never seems to change no matter how much we voice our opinions? You see fans chanting for Bryan every week on tv, they pay for those shows with their hard earned money to see their favorites (who are obviously over) get pushed. But they never listen. Soon enough instead of tuning in, and buying ppvs, we won’t do it at all.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            Because nobody cares about your voice, they care about your money. That was the point. Put your money where your mouth is.

          • Medusa

            If WWE is making more money THAN EVER, then why wouldn’t they support what the fans want? That money is coming from fans watching the product and buying merchandise. If it’s so bad that even wrestlers like Foley and Punk are agreeing with fans, then what does that say? WWE is going in the wrong creative direction. That’s what. Don’t even get me started on that sorry excuse for a creative team. HHH had also lost direction, all cause his good ole` Evolution buddy came back.

          • pancho

            Show would not have been hijacked by the crowd had they delivered what
            the crowd wants. Supply and demand holds true in professional wrestling
            as well. The only thing worse than self entitled smarks and guys that
            don’t realize they are self entitled smarks. But I do agree, pay for
            the PPVs.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            I don’t care why they hijacked the show. I care that they hijacked the show. I don’t remember the fans ruining ppv’s because Hogan would come back and get the strap upon arrival. I don’t recall any fans dumping on the talent in the ring when the Hitman actually got screwed in real life on live television for the world to see. I don’t blame fans for being upset, but the reaction is ridiculous.

          • pancho

            Right. But, if they delivered the product then the show doesn’t get hijacked. Not sure why you don’t understand that because you seem fairly bright. It’s a live audience and the audience is not part of the cast. Deal with it. Wrestling audiences of the 80s cannot be compared to audiences of today. It seems you are a lot like the “powers to be” at WWE . . . behind the times.

          • pancho

            And let’s be honest here . . . Bryan could have been in the match any number of ways . . . and lost. But, he absolutely NEEDED to be in that match. The fans are a lot smarter this day and age because they have more info at their finger tips. That’s just the reality.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            If he had lost, then what? How do you book him after that? At least now, he is in a position to win the title at EC and go defend against Batista. As far as I can tell, they did every Bryan fan a favor by not having him in because we all knew Batista was going to win the Rumble. They did everything except come right out and say it.

          • pancho

            It’s a friggin battle royal. If someone cheaply throws him out so what. It does not hurt him at all. He still goes to EC with a chance to win the title.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            I guess my question is, with him having the best match of the night already, and you being ok with him getting eliminated, what exactly would the point be of him being in the Rumble? What is there to be upset about, if you are ok with the idea of him losing anyways?

          • pancho

            The point would be whatever they want it to be. If they want him facing Trips at WM then have Trips screw Bryan over in the Rumble match. I mean, that’s what creative is for.

            Have Bryan appear to win the match by eliminating Batista in a hard fought contest . . . and then have ONE more entrant . . . since Punk was never legitimately eliminated (shame on you Kane for doing our dirty work wink wink), a fresh Trips proclaims himself the last entrant into the 2014 RR . . . barely eliminated the bearded one in the end.

            Idk . . . just a thought. But you get the jist, they could have dreamt up a scenario and had a win win for all.

          • pancho

            Bryan wins the title at Elimination Chamber. Then defeats Trips at WM.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            But all your scenarios involve yet another screw job of Bryan at a PPV. You don’t honestly think that would have gone over any better do you? I think if he wasn’t going to be the winner of the Rumble, then keeping him out was the best option. Losing to Wyatt didn’t slow his momentum, and Wyatt winning sets him up for a feud with Cena. Bryan will win at EC and defend the title at WM. That’s what I think is going to happen. Batista has already been labeled a heel by the fans. I think it’ll happen that way.

          • pancho

            So, just make sure there is a BIG payoff in the end for Bryan. Hell, they could have had Punk get rid of him when he wasn’t looking . . . teasing a possible Punk/Bryan match down the road.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            That might’ve been good. Could’ve been a good time to turn Punk back heel, which I always preferred personally.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            Or, maybe the fans expect too much. It’s a mainstream company with shareholders to answer to. It’s not an indy promotion where the mob rules (i.e. ECW). I’m not saying I agree with the booking, I’m just saying I understand what they are doing. And regardless of what the fans want, those other 30 superstars were out there to put on a show for the people too. Trying to earn their way to the top, and they got dumped on because they weren’t Bryan. Where’s the hijacking of the show for PTP or any other superstar that gets zero tv time? The fans just seem to be getting a bit carried away with the whole thing in my opinion. I was disappointed that he wasn’t in the Rumble as well, but I don’t think it’s any reason to try and ruin the whole show.

          • pancho

            They are the customer (live audience is a paying one at that). They have every right to boo. Don’t want boos, give them what they want. Those other 30 superstars weren’t getting boos.. The bookers and the people making the decisions were the ones getting the boos and I am sure Rey Mysterio is smart enough to figure that out. How is a product going to get better if they don’t know it’s shit? It’s like going into a restaurant and not letting the manager know that you had crappy service. I mean, it sucks they got boos, but that’s just the reality of what’s currently happening right now. Overall, it will force their hand to get better so if a couple of “hijacked shows” (as you call them) happen then so be it.

          • pancho

            To add to this, I am not one of these people that bitch and complain about the WWE product. I watch it every Monday night soooooooooooooo it must not be too bad. But, I absolutely thought they dropped the ball with Bryan not being in the match. I also feel like a paying live audience has the right to boo and cheer for who they want. I mean, that is what it is all about it my opinion.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            and not everyone at the show buys a ticket to see Bryan. Personally I think Bryan sucks big hairy balls, but I still buy tickets to live events, and find myself chanting because that’s part of the experience. Crowd participation. Same reason why the whole crowd says “WE the People” when the Real Americans are out there. Should they make the whole show about the Real Americans? Crybabies, I swear.

          • Medusa

            Nobody gives a shit about Real Americans. And stop being biased…just because you aren’t a fan of DB doesn’t mean you need to ignore the fact that this guy should’ve been champion a long time ago. It’s a fact. They gave the title to Orton instead, and Orton is pretty stale at this point. They need to stop pushing older guys and get with the times. The rookies are where it’s at. And I know not everybody goes to see DB either, but look at how many fans want to see him main eventing. I think a lot of fans would like to see the young guys having better storylines and main event instead of seeing part-timers always coming back and stealing the spotlight. Its so easy for you to sit there and say Daniel has it fair, but if you were him working your ass off every week, only to have some guy come back after 4 years, do basically nothing, and steal your shine for the entire 2014 year? When clearly everyone wants YOU instead of him? Yeah you tell me just how fair that is..

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            We are not even at WM yet. How do you know that Bryan won’t be winning the title at EC? How do you know that it hasn’t been the plan all along, to have Bryan go over Batista at WM as Champion? You don’t. DB is getting a heavy push and has been fo a year now. You fans want it more now then you ever have. That’s the idea. It’s good drama. Because you know at the end of the day, it’s a television show. The IWC seems to confuse on screen scripted storylines with real life. You don’t think people were upset when the Hitman “literally” got screwed out of the title? I didn’t hear anybody hijacking the show or dumping on the other performers then, and they had an actual legitimate argument to do so at the time. All I’m saying is that people are blowing this way out of proportion and ignoring the fact that Bryan is a star because WWE gives him the platform to be one. He will be champion by WM. Mark my words. And yes he will deserve to be champion, whether I’m a fan or not. He does work his ass off. I’m not being biased, I’m being realistic. Daniel Bryan is getting a bigger push than anyone in the company. ANYONE. Even Cena takes a back seat to him as far as tv time goes these days. What fun would it be if everything you wanted to happen, happened? None. You have to have disappointment in order to have jubilation.

          • Medusa

            I have to admit you do bring up some very good points. Sadly, I do not have much faith that the machine would be smart enough to follow a plan like giving DB the title at EC. We will see though. The wrestling dirt sheets are not always right, but word has been it will be Bryan vs. HHH at WM (formerly punk vs. hhh). Who knows.. It just seems like if the guy is over then why not give him the title. The booking just makes no sense how Batista comes back out of nowhere and wins.. When a wrestler used to be over, they would give him the title right away. Now it never works that way for some strange reason. But yeah I agree with your points, and I hope it everything turns around soon.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            Hogan used to come back all the time and win the title immediately. Refer to WM 9. It may not seem right, but it’s nothing new. This is the same formula that has been proven over 50 years now. I just think today’s fan doesn’t understand the psychology of the story line. If you are upset because you think the “machine” is holding him back, then guess what? Their plan is working. They want you to be upset. So you’ll cheer harder. Always remember that it’s a television show. Everything you see on tv has been discussed and approved by the company. When Bryan hits the ring to cut a promo, it’s all pre-approved language. He is not being screwed over by anyone, he is getting a bigger push on the biggest stage than he could have ever imagined. Just enjoy it.

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            And your last statement there: When a wrestler used to be over, they would give him the title right away.is false. If that were the case, Undertaker would have been champion for the past 20 years. How would everybody like to go back to those days? When Sammartino held the championship for 8 years!? Bob Backlund for 6? At least the title actually moves now.

          • Medusa

            Well, back when WWE was in the Ruthless Aggression era, I remember people like Eddie or Benoit getting chants from the crowd, or even a young rookie Cena when he had his doctor of thuganomics character…or Kurt Angle, or even a younger Batista…the list goes on…but when they were constantly cheered by the crowd, they would have the title on them sooner or later, they would get a good storyline and win the title at a major PPV.
            It wasn’t like how it is in the present time, where a guy’s popularity (ex. DB) is through the roof and they still give attention, and the title, to another superstar. Or if the guy is over and instead of him winning the Royal Rumble, someone else does. I guarantee if DB were on the roster back in 2005 or somewhere along that time, he’d already be champion and much longer than one night too. The fact that it took for the RR incident to happen, giving fans a refund for their disappointment, Foley voicing his opinion, Punk quitting ~ all just for WWE to change their plans for DB at EC tells me they are deeply disconnected. (I’m not the 1 thumbing down btw)

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            You have some good points there. I just recall a day and age where story lines took a full quarter of a year, or half a year to play out, because there were only 4 PPV’s. To me, this just feels like them going back to that formula. Taking there time, making the fans pissed off beyond belief in order to have that ultimate payoff. Just think how you felt at the moment when Bryan won that title at Summerslam. It was awesome, but compare that to how you will feel when he finally wins it again. You won’t even remember Summerslam at that point. It’s an old school booking style, and I think today’s fan doesn’t really understand it, because they’ve never seen it before.

          • Medusa

            But I think you’re right, eventually they will give the title to DB. But that still doesn’t change the fact that I think their booking strategies are waaaaaaay off.

          • nick

            are you stupid how has he been getting huge push when every time he won the title it was stolen or they cheated him out of it and they did this stupid fucking story like with the wyatts

          • Zoran T

            Yes but he still won the title! He was still in a title match! What do you ppl want him to be the permanent champion? Break takers streak? Squash Cena? Geez…

          • Zoran T

            True but I’m willing to bet bryan won’t win the chamber. Orton is retaining and he’s done a far better job than most ppl online give him credit for. He should prob face bryan or leaner rather than Batista though.

          • Zoran T

            Orton is only 33. And he’s not a part timer he’s one of the hardest working wrestlers on the roster along with your two golden children.

            I get your point about guys like Batista, rock and Brock but you can’t imply orton falls into the part timer stealing the spotlight category.

          • Medusa

            He’s not a part timer, and I never said he was, BUT he is in the category with Cena – guys that are hogging too much attention from younger guys and getting pushed to the moon for no reason. People are not extremely crazy about them anymore. WWE needs to pay attention to what’s popular right now.

          • Medusa

            And yes Orton is a hard worker, so is Cena, but then again, so are the other guys on the roster…

          • chainsawhandz

            Not sure I can trust the opinion of someone who thinks DB sucks big hairy balls. (And I bought Summerslam and have CM Punk apparel in my household, so I’m allowed to say that, I suppose.)

          • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

            Well it’s just one man’s opinion. I’m not suggesting that you have to accept it as your own. Just voicing mine as many who feel differently have voiced their’s.

          • Zoran T

            Great point.

        • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

          Actually you mentioned Bryan in your first sentence. And you advocating for the bs chants is what I was referring to. Hijacking the show with chants changes nothing. Turning your guy into a draw does. Thanks so much for the mature name calling though. And Bryan isn’t a draw as far as numbers are concerned, again refer to Summerslam. You complain about not getting what you want but when Punk was a co-main eventer at Summerslam, they had low buy rates. It’s called economics. Dumb fuck.

        • Zoran T

          And what makes you such an expert? Wanker.

      • nick

        who wants to pay for their shitty ppvs why should we pay for something like that when all they do is the opposite of what everyone wants we want bryan so they leave him out of the royal rumble and have bray wyatt beat him

        • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

          WAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Somebody get this crybaby a tissue.

      • Zoran T

        Well done man. Great comment.
        Can’t stand all the hypocritical bs online lately about the WWE. Most Bryan and Punk fans are just pure idiots. And all they can do is down vote my comment and fap off in their mothers basements.

        • http://www.ring-rap.com/ Jay Ciaravino

          Nice. I’m ok with people having an opinion or being disappointing, but the bitching is over the top at this point.

  • pik

    I heard Punk dumped AJ and walked out to spend more personal time with his old NXT rookie Darren Young…..

  • pik

    WWE loves Batista, Cena, Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus fans because they are the true ‘smart fans’ who understand that wresling is about size and nepotism not ring or mic. skills……..

  • pik

    I hate Bryan and Punk trolls!!!!! I cant stand all these Bryan and Punk marks hating on Batista…………… Bryan is a 5 foot 8 geek and Punk is an emo, id rather support a man whore like Batista who also has a lesbian mom and a suspect belly button tattoo, but everyone wants to hate him, i dont know if its the skinny jeans or what

    • Zoran T

      Don’t forget the plucked eyebrows…

  • Hosep

    Maybe the game should have thought twice before putting all his “homies” in the spotlight in front of many other deserving superstars

    • nick

      a fucking men

  • Moxley

    Fuck authority;fuck off bootista,supercena,beautiful orton,triple fuck h,fucking rock!!!!!!!!!

  • Travis Matrious

    While I agree that the part time people (Batista, Rock, Brock Lesnar), getting pushed ahead of Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Roman Reigns and the rest is bullshit, he’s not helping. This is the equivalent of someone throwing a tantrum. Everyone wants to main event Wrestlemania, he’s not alone. But fine, if CM Punk wants to ‘Take his ball and go home’ then he’s not the Best in the World, he’s a spoiled child.

  • IhateCena

    Alright!!! no more little tough guys wanna be that b*tch an moan on the
    mic, that’s awesome. Thank You WWE. Besides, punk is really a Stone Cold
    wanna be. He even stole Austin’s Hall of Fame music (watch it if you
    don’t know) and used it as his intro, and then he stole macho man’s
    elbow. The guy is a loser and needs to be carried. I guess WWE got tired
    of carrying him. I say bring back the Attitude boys to teach these
    little boys how it’s done.

    Now they just need to get rid of the
    no talent Hulk Hogan wanna be. You know who I’m talking about, John
    Cena. Buy rates will go thru the roof when this idiot is gone.

  • theripperdannyb

    Pik, seriously shut up. If you are trolling, you are being a right douche, and if you’re not, you just are one.

    The sitch is this, Punk has busted his ass for years with the WWE and it took him taking over the broadcast and walking out to pay attention, the daft thing is, that they did, and now he will go down as one of the longest reigning champions ever.

    The question is why cant they do the same for Bryan? He is over, with the internet, the boys and girls in the arenas and fans all over the world. This generation doesnt need to be about guys the size of Lesnar, or Batista or anyone like that. The small guys warrant the crowds responses, right now we have The shield (reigns is large yes I admit that), Punk and Bryan who are leading the next generation, Cena (who I think is the best damn worker ever, hate me if you will), Orton, guys like that are on their way out. The 90’s stars are getting old, and the eraly 2000’s stars are getting there now too, if they wanna let Punk go, the man who would be the perfect crossover guy between generations (kind of like HHH, and look how that turned out).

    Simple fact us very few people actually hate Batista, we respect what he has done in the past and what he may do now, but his spot at Wrestlemania is not desreved yet, next year I dont know, maybe, put this years hottest stars have been Daniel Bryan, John Cena and CM Punk, and they will not be headlining mania this year, instead, for the third out of the last four years, we will have Undertaker taking the entire PPV under his belt!

  • pancho

    This is a work.

  • Raihan Khan

    this is sick, puk why would u leave wwe ? just cz u r not the champ? its sick, u wree the champ for 434 days and u couldnt even wait little more and u left during wm season? its bad, i dont blame wwe totally cz punk was still a main eventer, sucks

  • Adam Heatherly

    Cena needs to be champ again

  • Bob C.

    I am no longer a WWE fan if this is true. CM Punk is who got me interested in wrestling and if he goes to a competitor before WWE makes this right, I go too.

  • Cody Cosmos

    Punk deserves a break, and Vince needs a wake up call. Punk accomplished all what is possible in the WWE landscape. If he decides to exit, good for him. Punk is known to wrestle with injuries among other wrestlers, I might miss his wrestling & magnificent mic work. But at least I can remember CM Punk the wrestler, not the wrestler who got broken down by health negligence.

  • blaze

    It will not work without best in the world