Kurt Angle Discusses CM Punk Departure, Him Being Negative On Part Time Wrestlers

Josh Isenberg

kurt angleKurt Angle was a recent guest on Jim Ross’ Ross Report podcast, where they talk about CM Punk leaving WWE earlier this year. Listen to the interview here.

Angle, who is still currently with TNA, said that he respected Punk’s decision to walk away, and gave his insight on why he thought Punk left WWE.

Ross and Angle both disagree with observers who feel like Punk owed them some sort of farewell.

“I didn’t know he was that banged up,” Angle said. I have to respect the fact that he walked away, whether he comes back or not. The rumor as that he was upset with booking, and he’s upset with these part-timers coming in, and taking the main event spots at WrestleMania.”

Angle stated that if the main reason behind Punk’s departure was because of his injury, he said he couldn’t have respected him more for the decision. He also wanted to call Punk and tell him that there is going to be a time where Punk could go to being a part-timer.

Angle feels like there would have been many more times where CM Punk could have headlined WrestleMania and it was not always going to be headlined by part-time wrestlers.

Isenberg: The rumors of CM Punk leaving WWE after Royal Rumble in Pittsburgh had to deal with the fact that Batista won the match and would headline WrestleMania over him. Dating back to 2013, Punk dropped the title to The Rock, which makes it two years in a row that he was forced to give up his spot to a part time guy.

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