As you all have probably heard, CM Punk is considering leaving the WWE. Reports say that the reason to this is because he wants commitment to his character, which he isn’t getting. This past week at the Capitol Punishment PPV after defeating Rey Mysterio, Punk stated he would tell us all the truth and had something monumental planned which would be announced on RAW.
CM Punk’s contract with the WWE is up on the 17th July 2011, and it’s been reported and rumoured all year round that Punk hasn’t renewed. Punk had a meeting with officials and refused to renew his contract, which indicates Punk is actually serious about leaving. This has been talk since the start of the year, many believe he’ll leave and come back after a hiatus or resign the last minute…no one believes he’s leaving and never coming back, or leaving and going to another company. Punk’s problem with the WWE is that he wants commitment to his character, the sort of commitment people like Cena and Orton are getting, and who can argue? Punk deserves it. Incredibly Punk won his first PPV match at Captiol Punishment against Rey Mysterio, which was his first PPV win since Extreme Rules 2010!
Punk has been praised and criticise by others for his work, attitude and commitment. Punk is definitely one of the best heels in the WWE, and they know it will be a huge loss if Punk was to leave. This past Monday, Punk became the new No.1 Contender for John Cena’s WWE Championship and will face him at the Money In The Bank PPV on (July 17th). Punk then announced to the world that his Contract is indeed expiring on the 17th and he IS leaving, but with the WWE Championship.
I personally believe it is now a fluke and CM Punk is not leaving…why? Because, why would they give someone (apart from retirements) a title match, main event at a PPV is they were indeed leaving. Normally when someone’s contract is coming to an end and hasn’t been renewed in the WWE, they either let them just disappear or have a storyline’d exit such as an injury angle (like they did with Jericho). I honestly doubt that WWE would have someone be on top and just have them walk out, unless they actually care about Punk that much they will let him leave on top, but that goes to question…why aren’t they fulfilling his needs of commitment? Punk winning the title and leaving would be shocking and confusing, but we could actually see Punk winning at MITB.
The fluke could be, WWE want to mess with the internet fans in thinking Punk will be leaving, but then putting the title on him would then question and possible shock those fans (which is rare to do these days) and have him come out the next night on RAW been him heel self making a joke of the fans. They could put the belt on him and have the RAW MITB winner cash in on him that night and then it’s bye bye Punk. BUT, I believe (and I hope others are with me) that this indicated Punk is getting what he wants therefore the WWE hope he resigns. Hell, it wouldn’t be the same without Punk.
What would add confusion to the whole thing is how WWE play out the feud with Punk and Cena over the next few weeks. But everyone can be sure that this isn’t the last we see of Punk in the WWE, weather he leaves or not.