While speaking to The Associated Press, former WWE Superstar CM Punk discussed not not being in a good place at the end of his run in WWE and said he was crying for help but not getting it.
“I was crying out for help. I wasn’t finding it,” Punk said. “I really needed to focus on me. Some people want to say it’s dramatic, but I watched friends in wrestling turn to drugs and alcohol and eventually die because they can’t get the help that they need. I had to force myself to do it and step back. I’m not the one to generally ask for help. So when I finally was doing it, that should have alarmed a lot of people. But it didn’t. I was just one of the cattle.”
Punk also spoke about his trial against WWE doctor Chris Amann and said that he didn’t think he would gete as emotional as he did when the verdict came.
“I didn’t think I would get as emotional as I did, but having to watch myself get a concussion, then listen to people on both sides and hear their versions of stories were all consistent,” he said. “‘Oh yeah, we all knew he had a concussion.’ I just had to sit there frustrated. Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you help me?”