CM Punk rips WWE again, dismisses Vince McMahon’s apology
The back and forth between former WWE superstar CM Punk and the company’s owner, Vince McMahon, continues.
Last week, Punk explained, in great detail, why he left the WWE, citing poor health and medical attention as one of the main reasons. Punk also claimed that the company gave him his termination papers on the day of his wedding to WWE diva A.J. Lee.
McMahon then appeared on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin’s podcast and apologized to Punk for the wedding day firing, citing a mixup with lawyers and talent relations.
McMahon also stated that despite the bad blood, "I hope that one day, we’ll be able to get back together soon."
On a new episode of "The Art of Wresting" podcast, released on Thursday, Punk was asked about returning to the WWE.
"It’s way too f—ing early, I have no interest in f—ing going back," Punk said. "The difference in my appearance, my mental stability, everything across the board, now from 9 or 10 months ago, is so drastically different."
Punk also commented on WWE superstar Chris Jericho, who left the company in 2005 and returned a couple of years later, saying that Punk will eventually be back.
"Jericho thinks that I feel exactly how he felt in 2005. He left for two, two-and-a-half years or something like that. From his perspective, he felt in 2005, when he left, he was never gonna come back and he sees me saying that and he’s probably like, ‘Just wait three years, you’ll feel like it’ll come back.’ I can see his point of view, but then, in turn, I’d go, ‘Motherf—–, they didn’t fire you on your wedding day. They didn’t purposely and maliciously try to ruin a day that was supposed to be special to everybody."
Punk continued, "I don’t want to hear ‘It was a coincidence, the lawyers didn’t talk to talent relations.’ … My wife asked for that time off so she could a) get married and b) go on her honeymoon. … They knew. If the apology was sincere, you wouldn’t use it as a publicity stunt on Austin’s podcast. You have my phone number, you have my address, you could text, you could call, you could show up when you’re a 10-minute f—ing drive from my house and apologize to me like a man. That’s the f—ing reality of it. That’s the f—ing timeline, ladies and gentlemen."