Paul Heyman and Edge are the guests this week on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast. Heyman, who is close with Punk, talked about Punk’s departure and talked about Punk being unhappy a year ago. Thanks to Seth for the quotes.
He was unhappy. 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.”
Paul and Edge also talk about the end of the streak, Brock Lesnar, and tons more.
It’s a great listen and I highly recommend that you check it out. You can listen by clicking below.