Paul Heyman Was Surprised CM Punk Didn't Leave Sooner
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.25.2014
Punk couldn't take it anymore...
- Paul Heyman appeared on Wednesday's Talk is Jericho and talked about CM Punk leaving. Heyman said that the only thing about it that surprised him was how long it took.
"He was unhappy," said Heyman. "He had enough. He couldn't take it anymore… A year before he walked these was daily conversations of, 'I don't think I'm going to be able to take this. I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to be here. I don't know how much longer it's going to be before I just decide to go home.' I'm surprised it lasted that long… Every day with him was an exercise in him finding the balance to simply continue on and find the passion he needed that he to do it. And I think what happened was he walked in the day after the Royal Rumble and he couldn't find that passion. He couldn't convince himself or persuade himself, 'OK, whether I'm happy or not this is about the performance, my legacy. It's about I take pride in what I do. And whether I'm happy or unhappy when I go out there I'm going to be the best CM Punk I can be.' And I think somewhere during that day he couldn't find that."