Vince McMahon apologizes to CM Punk, says he’d work with him again
Less than a week after wrestler CM Punk revealed that the WWE sent him termination papers on his wedding day, the company’s owner, Vince McMahon, has offered an apology.
McMahon also said he’d be open to working with Punk again, despite Punk airing several grievances about the WWE on a recent podcast.
McMahon was interviewed Monday night by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin for his podcast ("The Steve Austin Show") and said this when asked if he’d like to talk about Punk’s critical remarks:
"I would like to apologize. Sometimes in a big corporation, the legal people don’t know what talent relations are doing, and conversely. Punk got his severance papers on the day he got married and that was coincidence, so I want to personally apologize for that.
"Other than that, the only thing I want to say about Punk is that there have been a number of individuals in the past who have been disgruntled, said a lot of things about the organization, and I’m not gonna wash dirty laundry in public. I don’t think there’s any reason for that. I think there’s a lot of things he may say that he may regret one day, in terms of looking back at it, but nonetheless, I hope that one day, we’ll be able to get back together again."
McMahon also told Austin that he did not listen to the interview CM Punk did with the "Art of Wrestling" podcast.
"I understand he used a lot of expletives and things of that nature," said McMahon. "I don’t want to speak for Punk. He speaks for himself. I heard it was a number of things he said. It’s his point of view and there’s always two sides to every story."
Besides the topic of CM Punk, Austin and McMahon covered a lot of other ground in the 90-minute interview, including their relationship, the WWE Network, the lack of superstars currently in the organization and much more.