CM Punk has a controversy history in pro wrestling, and there are a few people who may harbor grudges with him. On particular person went above and beyond to really make his point with CM Punk when Chris Amaan sued the Second City Savior and Colt Cabana. He may feel a certain way about CM Punk’s WWE return.
Dr. Chris Amann’s 2018 lawsuit against CM Punk and Colt Cabana stemmed from comments made during a 2014 Art of Wrestling podcast episode where CM Punk discussed his grievances with WWE, including allegations of medical malpractice by WWE’s ringside physician, Dr. Amann. The defamation lawsuit claimed these statements had damaged Dr. Amann’s reputation.
It was reported last year that Dr. Chris Amannn had retired from WWE. It doesn’t seem that is the case, because he’s still around and with the company.
During the Fightful Q&A, Sean Sapp noted that Chris Amann is still with WWE. This is contrary to reports about him, but he was around for SmackDown last week. The subject came up when Sapp was asked if anyone in WWE is still upset over that controversial Art of Wrestling podcast.
I would imagine that Chris Amann was pretty upset. He’s still around, he was at SmackDown even though there were reports of him retiring last year. He was there. There were pictures of him here.
After a highly publicized trial in June 2018, a jury found in favor of CM Punk and Colt Cabana, clearing them of defamation charges and highlighting the significance of free speech rights in the digital age of podcasting and public discussions. CM Punk and Colt Cabana may have won, but their friendship greatly suffered in the process.
We will have to see if any new notes come out about Dr. Chris Amann’s participation in WWE now that CM Punk is back. If anything, they are likely to stay away from each other.
What’s your take on CM Punk’s WWE return and how he might run into Chris Amann? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
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