WWE added this to the story on WWE.com about CM Punk being suspended:
UPDATE: As of Tuesday, June 28, WWE and CM Punk have reached an agreement that Punk will fulfill his non-televised live event obligations for the remainder of his contract, through July 17. Furthermore, both sides have mutually agreed not to disparage one another.
Raw’s abrupt conclusion Monday night was not due to technical difficulties. The decision to suddenly end the broadcast in that manner was made by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who gave this quote to WWE.com:
“CM Punk was suspended indefinitely for his unprofessional conduct as soon as Raw went off the air.”
With his WWE contract expiring on July 17, one can only assume that this suspension effectively terminates CM Punk’s tenure with WWE.
Jim Ross talked about CM Punk again in his latest blog:
I’m very curious to see what @cmpunk says tonight on Raw about his upcoming departure which seems as if it will occur in Chicago, Punk’s hometown, after the MITB PPV there in July. Punk is at the top of his game, without question, and I, for one, feel that the Raw TV shows leading into the Chicago PPV could be compelling as it relates to Punk. His loss will be significant but w/ any loss comes the opportunity for someone to step forward.
Thanks to Lisa and Katie for sharing a CM Punk’s WWE Souvenir scan for 2011. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
The following statement was posted on CM Punk’s official WWE Superstar Facebook account:
Last night at Capitol Punishment, I not only defeated Rey Mysterio…I also vowed to perform the most honest act in WWE History. Join me on tonight’s Power to the People episode of Monday Night Raw, and witness the genesis of something monumental.