The latest news floating about is that CM Punk quit after a meeting with WWE Management over his unhappiness with the current direction in WWE. Let’s face it, Punk is very goal oriented, and his definitive goal was to headline WrestleMania.
Since the infamous pipebomb in the summer of 2011, Punk has been vocal over WWE’s use of part-time wrestlers, instead of utilizing the WWE Superstars who wrestle all year round. The focus for the past three years was the returning Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who hogged the WrestleMania spotlight.
So where do the WWE Superstars that bust their asses performing tirelessly at every show, like CM Punk, fit in the WrestleMania line-up?
Not in the main event because the focus is now on the returning Dave Batista who–after a four-year absence–won the Royal Rumble and will now contend for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at WrestleMania. Along with The Animal, WWE also brought back Brock Lesnar, who crowned himself the No. 1 contender to Randy Orton’s championship.
Despite Punk’s show stealing matches against The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, WWE decided to give the WrestleMania main event to Batista. Which isn’t a testament to how good Batista is seeing as, by Punk’s estimation, and to anyone else’s, Batista is not in wrestling shape. Punk wrestled for over fifty-minutes in the Rumble match, and could have wrestled fifty-more, while Batista after only fifteen minutes couldn’t connect his finishing move.
Although CM Punk is still under contract with the WWE until July, Punk will not be seen in the WWE. He did not appear on Monday Night RAW to address the issue of Kane eliminating him from the Rumble, and it has been reported that he didn’t show up for the SmackDown TV taping.
The news of CM Punk quitting is upsetting because this just proves that WWE is making some poor decisions when it comes to the growth of the company. Not saying that the WWE will start losing money, but the continued act of placing part-timers to headline WrestleMania will most certainly kill the moral from the hard-working men and women in the WWE. Not to mention it lowers the glass ceiling on those working hard to get in the door down at the Performance Center in Florida.
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