Paul Heyman appeared on Wednesday’s Talk is Jericho podcast and talked
about CM Punk leaving. Heyman said that the only thing about it that surprised
him was how long it took.
“He was unhappy,” said Heyman. “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
Edge is also a guest on the show.