CM Punk Will Be Going To Trial With WWE Doctor Later This Month
Monday, May 14, 2018
Former WWE Superstar CM Punk is one of the most outspoken and straight forward personalities in all of wrestling. He left the WWE last 2014 and was signed by the UFC in December of that year. His first professional fight took place on September 10, 2016 at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall, where he lost via submission in the first round. CM Punk has his second appearance inside the Octagon against Mike Jackson coming up on June 9th from the United Center in Chicago at UFC 225. According to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, just three weeks prior to his scheduled bout against Mike Jackson at UFC 225, he is set to appear in court for his trial with WWE physician Chris Amann.
"He's got that [WWE lawsuit], remember he's going to trial on the 21st [of May]," Meltzer said. "Unless there's a delay, yeah May 21st. He should not be fighting, should he? He may ask for a delay. In the middle of a lawsuit, three weeks from a fight, and that's a lawsuit where he's going to be cross-examined and gonna testify in. No, that's a bad deal. Yeah, he's going to have to get that thing delayed past June 9."
Punk appeared on Colt Cabana's podcast back in November 2014 and alleged that he was mistreated for a back injury and a concussion by WWE's Dr. Chris Amann. Amann filed a lawsuit against the two for the comments they made and it looks like the two sides weren't able to settle out of court. Cabana (who's also being sued) appeared on The LAW last October and spoke about the lawsuit.
"The update is that it's still going on, it's costing me a lot of money, and that's the extent that my lawyers will allow me to talk," Cabana said. "So nothing breaking here, but just do know that it's always on my mind, it's always a very sad thing. And I've talked to other podcasters ... it's kind of changed the way that things work and realizing this is a reality that you can host a show and get sued for it."