The friendship between Colt Cabana and CM Punk doesn’t seem like it will be mended anytime soon, as Cabana is suing Punk over legal fees and asking for a lot of money.
The Chicago Sun Times reports Cabana — real name Scott Colton — has filed suit for breach of contract and fraud in regards to their legal battle against WWE doctor Chris Amann.
In the documents, Colt claims Punk promised he’d be “100% covered” in their fight against a defamation battle stemming from a 2014 podcast interview on The Art of Wrestling. Not long after the lawsuit was filed in 2015, the two wrestlers retained the same lawyer and signed an agreement asserting all bills would be sent to Punk.
However, in 2016, Punk suddenly demanded Cabana help with the growing charges.
The email Punk sent was included in the docs:
“To date I have spent $513,736 dollars on this Amman lawsuit. My outstanding current bill is at least 300k. Half of all this is yours. Divide the 513,736 by 2 and that is what you owe me and what I expect you to pay me. Starting now I will no longer be paying your bills. You are on your own. Whatever my bill is currently, will be cut in half, and half will be yours. If you choose to make this all ugly, that’s fine too. I hope you won’t, but I gave up on you doing what is right a long time ago.”
Things continued to get murky in regards to who would be paying the legal team representing them until Colt finally got his own lawyer.
As you may recall, the two wrestlers defeated Dr. Chris Amann in June. Jurors sided with Punk and Colt Cabana after the WWE doctor had trouble proving any real monetary damage occurred.
Cabana is asking for $200K in general damages and $1 million in punitive/exemplary damages.