Vince McMahon apologizes to former WWE grappler CM Punk
(The Turnstile) STAMFORD, Conn. – World Wrestling Entertainment chairman and CEO Vince McMahon apologized Monday night to former wrestler CM Punk for firing him on his wedding day.
“I would like to apologize,” McMahon said on a special episode of the Steve Austin Show on the WWE Network. “Sometimes in a big corporation, the legal people don’t necessarily know what talent relations are doing and conversely and Punk got his severance papers on the day he got married. And that was a coincidence. So, I want to personally apologize for that.”
It was the first time McMahon spoke publicly following CM Punk’s now infamous podcast interviewlast week where he torched the WWE for how he was treated during his time with the company. Considering CM Punk’s wife, AJ Lee, is still on the active roster, McMahon’s apology about the wedding snafu makes sense.
And yet, despite all of the damming comments and accusations, McMahon would still like to work with CM Punk one day.
“Other than that, the only thing I want to say about Punk is there have been a number of individuals in the past that have been disgruntled, said a lot of things about the organization and I’m not going to wash the dirty laundry in public. I don’t think there’s any reason for that. I think there are a lot of things he may say that he may regret one day in terms of looking back at it. But nonetheless, I hope that one day we will be able to get back together again.”