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Friend Of CM Punk’s Says His Life Sucked

The mystery around CM Punk and his abrupt departure from the WWE is still one of the most talked about stories in professional wrestling. A new article from a close friend gives a glimpse into why Punk left and it has nothing to do with Triple H or WrestleMania payoffs.

RedEyeChicago.com features an article from someone named Natalie Slater. Slater claims to be a friend of CM Punk’s and wrote an article on him entitled….wait for it…”My Friend is Famous and it Sucks.” The article talks about Punk’s horrible life outside of wrestling which if meant for sympathy, probably wasn’t a very well thought out idea.

We get mad about how much of our information Facebook is selling to advertisers, and this guy has people stalking his Dumpster. But if he complains, people roll their eyes and say if they had his money, they wouldn’t complain about anything. The money? I’m sure he likes it just fine, but I often wonder how much of it he would trade to be able to go to a Cubs game without it ending up on TMZ

I am not going to criticize CM Punk for this article because he didn’t write it and quite frankly, who knows how close he and Slater are. Maybe they are close and if so, I can’t imagine Punk being happy about this article. In essence, Slater is complaining about the invasion of privacy on her friend by…invading his privacy and revealing personal information he probably would prefer to be kept private. Quite honestly it appears the only person benefiting from this article is Slater who owns a baking business.

One interesting statement made in the article is when she refers to Punk as “recently retired.” Many have speculated on Punk’s next move. Some have predicted that he will be back by SummerSlam, some have predicted he will be back by WrestleMania 31, but most expect he’ll be back at some point. According to his friend, he is retired.

It is hard for me to have any sympathy for Punk and his invasion of privacy. Punk made his career choice years ago with the goal of becoming the biggest WWE star on the planet. This isn’t a case of a man getting caught up in a scandal and becoming an unwilling celebrity. Punk could have just as easily became a star in Japan or stayed in Ring of Honor which would have allowed him to attend his Cubs’ games in anonymity. Hell he could have stayed in TNA and took a part-time job at the Sunglass Hut and nobody would have bothered him! The opportunity cost of his millions of dollars is fame and a spotlight which he and anyone else who willingly got into the business to be a WWE star understood.

Sure his life may suck according to Hamilton but I am sure life is pretty damned good. He’s got financial security, broke through a glass ceiling to become the second biggest WWE star of this era, has notches on his bed post from several Divas, is treated like royalty by fans and media, and could walk back into the WWE tomorrow and headline an event. Yep, life sucks for CM Punk.

Again this is not meant a personal shot at Punk, he certainly hasn’t complained. He has made it clear at fan Q & A’s (which thanks to his terrible life he probably makes five figures to do) that he doesn’t like to be bothered, but has never complained about it.

Hamilton’s byline reads “She once wrote a letter to WWF Magazine demanding they put Bret Hart on the cover for her birthday. They did not.” So take this for what it’s worth.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an M.B.A. from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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