Vince McMahon apologizes to CM Punk for firing him on wedding day
Vince McMahon apologized to CM Punk Monday for firing the wrestler on his wedding day.
The WWE boss was a guest on the “Stone Cold Podcast” on WWE Network and was asked by Austin about CM Punk. Punk went on a podcast last week and criticized the WWE while explaining why he left the organization. One story Punk shared is that he received his termination papers from the wrestling company the day of his wedding.
McMahon gave an apology statement and said the timing of the firing was a “coincidence.”
“I would like to apologize … sometimes in a big corporation, the legal people don’t necessarily know what talent relations are doing and conversely … Punk got his severance papers on the day he got married. That was coincidence. I want to personally apologize for that,” McMahon said.
“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 — I’m not going to wash the dirty laundry in public — I think there are a lot of things that he may say that he may regret one day in terms of looking back on it.
“But nonetheless, I hope that one day we will be able to get back together again.”
McMahon emphasized that he has had his differences with multiple superstar wrestlers in the past and was able to work with them in the future, so he hopes the same will happen with Punk.
McMahon said he had not listened to Punk’s interview with Colt Cabana and that “there’s always two sides to every story.”
Later in his interview with Stone Cold, McMahon described Punk as a “loner” and said the wrestler lacked communication skills.
H/T Big Dadyan