Fired Referee Battling Cancer, Maria and Punk’s Subtle Exchange

Nick Paglino

Former WWE Referee Mickey HensonThe Wrestling Observer is reporting that recently released WWE referee Mickey Henson was in fact battling lymphoma, a form of cancer, when his contract was terminated. Henson had taken a medical leave of absence, as we reported, however it’s also being reported that WWE claimed he would remain an employee of the company as he dealt with his condition given the fact that he did not have health insurance. It should be noted that we are uncertain whether or not this was an outright firing or a mutual decision by both sides to part ways.

As is pretty well known, CM Punk and WWE Diva Maria used to be in a relationship while both were working for the company and have since broken up. Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier is reporting that in two separate interviews, both Maria and Punk made some comments that could possibly be interpreted as taking shots at one another, however you can read them and determine for youself. Maria has been quoted as saying she’s "looking for someone who’s going to treat me like a lady and not like one of the boys."

CM Punk was then interviewed shortly thereafter and when he was asked about Playboy Playmates, Punk said, "Playboy playmates are so overrated. I also like women with brains."

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