Testimony began Tuesday in the libel trial pitting CM Punk and Colt Cabana against a WWE doctor and during proceedings jurors had to listen to the famous podcast at the center of the lawsuit.
Gregory Pratt of the Chicago Tribune reports jurors heard the 2014 “Art of Wrestling” interview where Punk alleged Dr. Christopher Amann knowingly allowed him to work through serious injuries and misdiagnosed a staph infection — among other issues.
Pratt reports Punk was largely serious and attentive, but there were times where he seemed visibly amused at certain parts of the podcast.
At one point, Amann’s lawyer read tweets and news stories calling for the doctor to be fired.
The WWE doctor is asking for $1 million in damages. Pratt expects Amann to continue testifying Wednesday when the trial resumes. Additionally, due to court obligations, Colt will be unable to attend a Compound Pro Wrestling Event this Friday in Oklahoma — so the event has been postponed.
— Colt Cabana (@ColtCabana) May 29, 2018
Fans we regret to inform you that due to Colt Cabana's scheduled appearance in court on Fri, June 1st, he will unable to appear so we must postpone our event on that day. All pre-sold ticket purchases have been refunded. Our next event will be Fri June 22nd, feat. Matt Cross.
— Compound Pro Wrestling (@Compoundpw) May 29, 2018