CM Punk Tweeted the following on Sunday:
Starting a band, a podcast, and a fire. One of these is true. (Okay, two).
— Coach (@CMPunk) July 13, 2014
Punk’s WWE contract expires at midnight on July 14, 2014 and he’ll officially be a free agent. Because the agreement is expiring and will not be terminated early, there will not be a 90-day non-compete clause.
By all accounts, CM Punk is retired from pro wrestling. He walked out on WWE in January, one night after Royal Rumble 2014. Little was heard for months but according to sources, Punk was burnt out and “over it.” Vince McMahon remained intent on getting Punk back, including a pitch in March to get him back for Wrestlemania 30 in April. Punk never wavered from his decision to retire and married WWE Diva AJ Lee last month.
His next promoted appearance is July 21, 2014 at the AP Music Awards.