Text messages centering around CM Punk‘s health issues ahead of his WWE departure were revealed during day two of testimony in the libel trial pitting he and Colt Cabana against a WWE doctor.
Roughly two months of emails and texts focusing on Punk’s medical problems were shown to jurors as Dr. Chris Amann was on the stand Wednesday, according to WrestleZone’s Nick Hausman.
In the communication from early November to mid-December, CM Punk complained about headaches and fatigue — all leading up to a December 2nd text Punk sent to Amann that read: “My head is killing me. Why do I have these headaches?”
Two days later, Punk texted Amann saying he wanted to go to a hospital.
According to Hausman’s court notes, the emails and texts were rolled out by Punk and Cabana’s legal team in response to Amann’s lawyers essentially tying Punk’s health problems to the 2014 Royal Rumble. In that event, Amman said he was summoned to see Punk during the match and the wrestler said he was seeing zig-zags/squiggly lines after taking a clothesline from Kofi Kingston.
At that point, Amann claims he determined Punk was concussed and need to leave the match. Punk, however, made the call to stay in — despite referees requesting he leave the ring — and producer Michael Hayes eventually sent Kane to the ring to eliminate him.
It’s worth noting that after eliminating Punk, Kane then chokeslammed him through a table.
During cross-examination, a slew of emails and text messages were shown which seem to indicate Punk complained about other problems relating to his health — like fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, days of vomit, headaches and more — yet he was still cleared for contact.
In addition to the emails and texts, testimony focused on prescriptions written by Amann, whether Punk had a cyst or back bulge, and how the Amann felt ridiculed made by the accusations on Cabana’s podcast. Check out Wrestlezone’s blow-by-blow coverage here.