CM Punk says he didn’t quit WWE: ‘I was fired’ on my wedding day
CM Punk sent ripples through the pro wrestling world when the breakout star abruptly left the WWE earlier this year.
Rumors abounded that the retired wrestling star quit his post, but now Punk has set the record straight in a recent podcast interview, saying he didn’t just leave the WWE. He claims he was fired from the organization — and on his wedding day to WWE diva AJ Lee, no less.
In a lengthy podcast interview with Colt Cabana, the man known as the "longest-reigning WWE champion of the modern era" recalled getting his walking papers after a heated conversation with Vince McMahon in which Punk called the WWE environment "toxic."
"The day of my wedding I got a FedEx in the mail … it was my termination papers. I was fired," Punk said. "On my wedding day. Very calculated. Very deliberate. … As much as I kind of chuckled at it and didn’t let it affect my day, I was like, ‘Once again, you pushed too [expletive] far. You pushed the wrong guy.’"
Here is a clip of the podcast, courtesy of TMZ Sports:
The entire NSFW interview is below: