CM Punk took his ball and went home. That isn’t unusual in the world of wrestling, but what would make it unusual is if he never came back.
Wrestlers like boxers only retire when they physically can’t wrestle any more and even then some risk still going out there. Not many things you can fall back on once your wrestling career is over, but Heyman who knows CM Punk very well had this to say via an interview on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.
When the topic of Punk came up in the interview, Heyman said, “I think Punk’s mindset right now is to never come back.” He later went into greater detail, telling Helwani, “I think in his heart of hearts, CM Punk absolutely has it in his mindset, in his heart and his soul, and passionately feels, ‘I will never put on a pair of boots again.'”
Heyman noted of Punk, “He is driven and determined never to go back, and in his mind, if he ever does go back, it will be a sign of a failure on his part, that his success in life is predicated on the move to never come back.”
This is wrestling at some point Punk will be back, just a matter of when, not if.
H/T Bleacher Report