Report: Why CM Punk, Vince McMahon appear headed for divorce
Jan 29, 2014 at 11:33a ET
CM Punk considers himself the "Best in the World" and according to TMZ reports, the WWE superstar has gone home and won't be appearing on any shows in the coming weeks because he is angry that Batista was scripted to win the Royal Rumble and feels he deserves a title shot at WrestleMania.
Punk's contract with the Stamford, Conn.-based company is up in July. However, in a recent interview he expressed his discontent with the rigors of the WWE schedule.
Punk spent nearly an hour in the ring at Sunday's Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View. He wasn't the eventual winner, Batista was, and then he was not on "Monday Night Raw" in Cleveland.
According to reports, the former champion told Vince McMahon he was going home to Chicago shortly before "Raw" aired, with PWInsider.com reporting that McMahon then pulled Punk from all advertising of WWE live events going forward after a meeting with WWE management.
His most recent tweet indicated how much he appreciated the support his fans have given him.
Thanks for all the support. Keep being you guys, it's pretty cool.— Coach (@CMPunk) January 27, 2014
Could Punk be headed to the UFC? Rener Gracie, who has trained the WWE star in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the past four years, said Punk has told him he would be interested in competing in mixed martial arts, and Gracie thinks he has a chance to hold his own.