Former WWE Superstar CM Punk has had a rough 2018 so far. Punk, real name Phil Brooks, hasn’t wrestled a single pro-wrestling match since leaving WWE in 2014. With hopes of pursuing a successful career in MMA, the Second City Saint hasn’t seen any success in the sport so far.
The longest reigning WWE champion of The Modern Era lost his debut fight in UFC (UFC 203) following another loss at UFC 225. With his career in MMA on the verge of a supposed abysmal end and many fans requesting him to quit the sport, Punk seems to be still hopeful for another future fight.
39-year-old Punk, who is now busy with Hollywood, recently told 411 Mania about his current schedule in the film industry and “hanging” MMA future.
“Today’s my first day off from a four-week movie shoot. It’s week three, and this is like the first day that I’m off. Prior to that, I was up in Toronto working on a Soska Sisters remake of the legendary [David] Cronenberg film, Rabid. It’s a film I’m working on now. They’re kind of futzing with the title, but I think they’ve settled on Girl on the Third Floor. And there’s a whole bunch of other stuff in the queue I’m kinda just working on and working my way through. As soon as I wrap here, I’ll be right back in the gym.”
However, upon being asked if he will again fight in MMA, Punk said,
“I don’t know. I’m focused on this movie right now. You’ll have to ask me when we wrap, which is in a couple weeks.”
The ex-WWE Superstar has been in a legal turmoil all throughout the year, first in a defamation lawsuit against WWE Dr. Chris Amann and now against former best friend Colt Cabana.
Punk and Cabana emerged victorious in the legal battle against Dr. Amann with the two professional wrestlers contributing their own legal fees and lawyer teams for the trial.
Cabana then sued Punk in August for breach of contract and fraud, alleging that Brooks had promised to cover his legal fees. Punk had told Cabana on a text that he would be ‘100% covered’ financially, but later on asked him to pay half of the legal fees saying “You are on your own.”
Colt is now claiming $200,000 in general damages, plus $1 million in punitive and exemplary damages.