CM Punk's WWE future 'to be determined' according to leaked Monday Night Raw script
Superstar listed as 'Injured - TBD'
After CM Punk quit the WWE in January there has been no shortage of rumours and predictions of a return for the wrestler in 2014, with a purported leaked Monday Night Raw script suggesting he hasn't severed ties with the company just yet.
CM Punk is listed as 'INJ' (injured) on the talent roster sheet, presumably the kayfabe reason for his absence at weekly shows, events and PPVs the past couple of months, while the qualifying 'TBD' perhaps alludes to negotiations still taking place with the star.
So what can we really glean from this? Well, not a huge amount.
Punk is under contract with the WWE until June so it makes sense for him to still appear on the roster, or he could still be being named as a precaution in case scripts leak as they apparently did in this case.
Read the full script here. The 'script has attracted over 60,000 views (Picture: SfSouledOut/Imgur)
Whatever the case, one Redditor summed up the situation pretty accurately: "It would take a lot more letters than INJ to describe what's up with CM Punk."
The wrestler was in the crowd for the latest batch of Hall of Fame inductions in New Orleans earlier this month, but during an appearance on AMC show Talking Dead chose to go under his real name of Phil Brooks.
Commenting on the situation, Punk's former 'manager' Paul Heyman recently said: "I talk to him all the time. I don’t really talk to him about the industry all that much because it’s obviously a sore spot with him. CM Punk has dropped his ring name for TV appearances (Picture: AMC)
"I think when you talk about CM Punk/Phil Brooks, there were three people in the room the night that he quit: Vince McMahon, Triple H, and CM Punk. I don’t know what went on in that room. I know certain perspectives, but none of those three have talked in public about it. If one, two, or three of them decide to go public, then we’ll get a perspective on what happened that day. Until one of the three of them speak about it, it’s only rumor and speculation and gossip. How’s he doing? He’s fine. Does he miss the business? I don’t think so."
Latest in Sport
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Compare the Barcelona and Real Madrid players in El Clasico
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho to push for Diego Costa to play at Old Trafford
Sunderland vs Arsenal: Premier League match preview
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Why will the first 15 minutes of El Clasico not be shown on British TV?
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for spe...
£40000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£35000 - £40000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...