Vince McMahon Makes First Comments on CM Punk’s WWE Status

– Vince McMahon made WWE’s first public comments on CM Punk’s status with the company at today’s conference call with company investors. An investor asked about Punk’s status and Vince acknowledged he’s one of the company’s biggest performers and said:

“He’s taking a sabbatical, let’s just put it that way.”

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  • Negatist

    No matter what profession you’re in, I think at some point we have to consider what’s best for ourselves, and not what’s best for business. I respect Punk for doing this. The ONLY thing I might have done differently was I would have announced this to the WWE Universe before this all took place, out of respect for his fans.

    • Benj

      Nah, if you are going to do it, you cannot give the boss time to scramble to sort things out.

      I respect his walking out as well. Vince is pissing all over his talent by bringing in The Rock and Batista, throwing them in the WM Main Even right away. He is screwing over the talent that busts their ass all year.

    • Eyam Ova-Urazis

      Yeah, because bailing on your contractual obligations is cool. lol He b****ed out, and that’s all there is to it.

      • allan

        agreed,walking out solves nothing,just pisses off hard workin fans

        • Negatist

          Just because you’re an asshole…

      • Frankie

        How many times has Vince done the same and screwed guys out of contracts? F*** him. Glad to see somebody doing it to him for a change.

      • Negatist

        He didn’t b**** out… you’re the b**** by the way.

        • Eyam Ova-Urazis

          lol That’s an interesting observation about me, but I don’t see how it’s relevant to this story. Punk b****ed out on his contractual obligation.

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  • Zuckerton

    Some people b**** about Punk’s walking out, but I think Punk’s statement is loud and clear. Maybe Punk walking out this year will keep WWE from repeating this next year.

    If you look at who has been involved in the Main Event at WrestleMania, it looks like this:

    WM 30: Batista
    WM 29: The Rock (Along with Cena)
    WM 28: The Rock (Along with Cena)
    WM 27: The Rock (Along with Miz and Cena)

    WM 26: HBK vs Undertaker…but before that, it was Batista and Cena

    Hopefully WM 31 will take Cena out of the main event and keep the part timers out as well.