CM Punk Upset Over Wrestlemania XXX Plans, Latest Update On Being Pulled From Shows

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Following up on CM Punk being pulled from upcoming WWE shows, all we can do at this time is speculate. Punk has not had much contact with anyone since Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view, however, I was told some things on Tuesday that could play into what has happened.

The proposed plan for Punk at Wrestlemania XXX was for him to face Triple H in a singles match, however, the talk backstage at Raw on Monday night was the company might have to give that match to Daniel Bryan in response to the crowd hijacking Royal Rumble. As I reported in this week's Backstage Raw News, Vince was adamant about not changing initial plans for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania and the most prominently talked about match for Bryan at the pay-per-view was one against Hunter.

Given the fact Triple H was CM Punk's proposed Wrestlemania opponent, this left him without a match. According to my source, Punk would then be bumped down the card to face Kane in the "6th match on the show" and he was very upset about that.

Adding to the speculation is the fact Punk's WWE contract is up in July and he legitimately hasn't told anyone whether he plans to re-sign or essentially retire from the wrestling business. Those close to Punk have made it clear he hasn't been happy with the direction of his character lately and it's unknown if he's bored or just wants more but the feeling is it's not one of optimism or excitement.

When Punk didn't appear on Raw as advertised on Monday night, I checked with multiple sources to find out if there was more to it or if he was simply "written out." This is when I was told the situation about Wrestlemania and the fact he had not been returning phone calls or text messages since Sunday.

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