CM Punk Discusses Retirement For The First Time

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CM Punk will be a featured artist for the 50 custom-made chairs painted in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary. Redeye Chicago caught up with Punk to talk to him about it.  In the piece, Punk discussed retiring from WWE earlier this year at the young age of 35.  These are his first public comments about retirement.

Below is an excerpt:

It [retirement] feels good. It's a lot easier when you hook up with organizations like the Cubs and being friends with some of the team members. It isn't hard to support their charities. Plus I get to do fun stuff like bowl and paint chairs and play whiffle ball with Bill Murray.

It was super fun and for a great cause. You've got athletes and actresses and musicians and all kinds of people painting chairs. I'm super happy to be a part of it.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

  • ken

    Get your ass back in the ring, Punk. Before nobody wants you to anymore.

    • Evon Callaway Bitterweed Reese

      Too late

      • Cubed56

        Says the minority of people….

        • Evon Callaway Bitterweed Reese


    • Bob’s Diner

      He doesn’t care. Or need to

  • jdl

    Good for Punk, if he’s at a place where his finances are secure, why does he need to continue wrestling if WWE won’t give him what he views he needs? He’s 35 years old and has avoided major injuries, he’s going out before he starts to degrade physically and do damage beyond what his body could take in later years, and he went out after the longest championship reign in decades. CM Punk has earned a chance to hang up his boots and just be Phillip Brooks, at least for a while.

    • Rus

      Your acting like his the only hard worker in the place, the problem is not what he did its the way he did it that’s a slap in the face to all his fans

      • Simon Veitch

        I agree with what you mean, but at the same time, any of those guys on the roster, once they’ve set themselves up, are more than able to walk away when they’ve had enough, and set themselves up for the future, I don’t agree with the way Punk walked away, but at the end of the day if he’s now happy and feeling good, as the original poster wrote, he’s earned a chance to be Phil

        • Phil

          Still funny that his real name is “Phil/Phillip”. It doesn’t fit him for some reason. Lol

      • Snap

        To be fair, the content of the article focuses on CM Punk and nobody else, so there really is no reason to bring anybody else into it just for the sake of bringing anyone else into it. It’s true that he could have gone about his retirement in a different and more professional way, but the deed is done and there’s no use beating a dead horse any longer.

      • jdl

        I’m not acting like he’s the only hard worker “in” the place. I don’t know how you came to that conclusion, but you could not be further from the truth. He left like a douche, that much is unavoidable, he broke a contract because he wasn’t getting what he wanted. However he has earned the right to make demands after all he’s put in, and he’s definitely done enough to retire if he’s financially able to. The only negative thing he’s done to himself is screw up any chance of ever entering the WWE’s meaningless hall of fame.

        • JOE

          tell the members of the hall of fame it’s meaningless, more of an accomplishment to get in there than anything you’ll ever achieve, not bad for “meaningless”

  • Splat

    I just want AJ Lee back. You dangled AJ vs Paige out in front of me and then took it away.

  • Bryan

    Punk didnt want to fade away. He wanted to go out while he was still on top and thats exactly what he did. I was just like everybody else at first, angry he left, wishing he would come back. That was the side of me thats a fan. The human side of me is glad he is doing what makes him happy. I know we get attached to these characters that normal people perform as, but they dont owe us anything. He entertained us for years…that should be enough.

    • Blaine

      PERFECT way of putting it.

  • ceedot

    That doesn’t sound like he’s talking about retirement at all.

    • ceedot

      To make my point clear, take away the [retirement] from that paragraph and read it. It’s not about retirement. Someone just put that there to create talk.

  • Jasont2300

    Well damn, bye Punk. Now i gotta find a new fave….. Roster is weak as hell tho, but i guess lets go Wyatt!