WWE Defend Wellness Policy
CM Punk’s recent appearance on Colt Cabana’s podcast has caused a proverbial shit-storm in WWE. The company released a blunt statement denying his claims that they failed to treat his injuries, telling Yahoo News:
WWE takes the health and wellness of its talent very seriously and has a comprehensive Talent Wellness Program that is led by one of the most well-respected physicians in the country, Dr. Joseph Maroon.
Punk alleges that he suffered at least one concussion, yet he passed their testing, had banged up knees and a broken ris and was not given time off, was forced to wrestle after having eye surgery, and was so pumped up on antibiotics he “shit [his] pants” during a match.
He also claims he developed a lump on his back that WWE’s doctors refused to treat for weeks, and when he got a second opinion found out he had a bad “staph infection” that could have killed him if left much longer.
Ryback Calls Punk An Insecure Quitter
One of his claims was that Ryback “deliberately” broke his ribs with a really stiff kick. Ryback took to Twitter to deny this yesterday, calling Punk an insecure quitter.
For the record if I quit for being fragile and insecure I would make up excuses too. Things didn’t go my way for a long time and I kept going day in and out. Slander is a powerful thing and to state complete made up nonsense for no reason shows his insecurities. I will continue to bust my ass study matches every chance I get, cut promos when driving and push myself for hours on end even when hurt. Thank you!
Road Dogg Defends WWE
Backstage WWE agent Rod Dogg also took to Twitter after fans started calling the company out. He said there are always two sides to every story and not all the facts are known. He mocked Punk for being annoyed that he wasn’t chosen for a Wrestlemania main event, and insisted there are no issues with WWE’s doctors. “We have a trainer and a Dr. Talent goes to the doc of their own choice! Dang.”
“He didn’t get to be in the main event so he got hot!!! C’mon man! I like Punk but dang.”