The libel trial pitting CM Punk and Colt Cabana against a WWE doctor has been delayed … Pro Wrestling Sheet can confirm.
Sources familiar with the case say it was delayed on Monday because both sides are discussing a possible settlement. The case had been on the docket for trial on Tuesday, May 22. However, no start time was ever listed. It’s believed additional delays are possible.
Dr. Chris Amann is asking for $1 million in damages for disparaging comments Punk made about him on Cabana’s podcast back in 2014.
Punk, real name Phil Brooks, alleged Amann knowingly allowed him to work through serious injuries and misdiagnosed a staph infection — among other issues. After the comments were made, WWE released a statement saying they investigated the issue and found no evidence of wrongdoing.
They also a released a weird video of Punk’s butt to “prove” he didn’t have a staph infection.
Court records show Cabana submitted six pieces of evidence last week ahead of this week’s trial. One can only presume some of those are audio samples that would be played in court.
Punk’s trial comes less than three weeks before his second UFC fight on June 9 against Mike Jackson.