CM Punk left the WWE the day after the Royal Rumble in January. The former WWE champion hasn’t returned to the company at this time. Punk nor anyone from the WWE has spoken publicly regarding his leaving.
Natalie Slater dated Punk at one time and has remained close friends with him wrote a piece in today’s Redeye Chicago, which is titled, “My friend is famous, and it sucks”. The article never mentions Punk in the piece, but if you read between the lines, you can tell who it is about. Here are few excerpts from the piece.
“My friend can’t go to Target. He can’t go to Great America, the grocery store or any mall anywhere. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him escape a restaurant without getting Instagrammed by diners at nearby tables. People mob him in the airport and tweet angrily when he doesn’t stop to sign autographs because he has a flight to catch.
My friend is famous, and it sucks.
Five years later, he was making enough money wrestling to quit his ‘real job.’ He was still carpooling to shows with other wrestlers to save on gas money, crashing on couches and eating fast food, but he wasn’t wearing a name tag or sitting in a cubicle. And that was about as much as he’d ever hoped for — he was ecstatic.
“Now, he’s the recently retired seven-time World Champion, and he’s one of the most isolated people I’ve ever known. A few weeks ago he found a young fan and his mom cramming Easter candy into the mail slot of his front door. Just before that, he walked out of his back door to throw out the trash only to be met by fans camped out in his alley for hours just to see him.”
You can read the entire article here.
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