With less than two weeks to go until WrestleMania, many people have been trying to figure out what's going on with CM Punk.
Soon after that announcement, word hit that he was also being pulled from several post-'Mania events, including May's Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
There continues to be suspicion within WWE on CM Punk's status. Some believe he's hurt worse than anyone is letting on because everyone asked is denying any injury. There are reports of this having to do with creative frustration or burnout and more nagging minor injuries than a major injury.
The fact is Punk has been known to work through injuries.
However, he has also just come off of one of the most grueling schedules of his career. So it's quite possible that some of his more minor injuries are compiling and he needs some rest. Not to mention, that while he was the company's champion, he was doing more press than he was used to in order to promote the WWE's events.
Ultimately, most of that press was happening the morning after an event to promote an event for later that evening, which honestly could burn anyone out.
That being said, he also has a tumultuous past with WWE's creative department.
In fact, he spoke about some of his frustrations during his 2012 WWE documentary CM Punk: Best in the World. During his candid interview, he mentioned that he felt that the company’s writers didn't know him well enough to write scripts for his on-air persona. He also mentioned that he tore up several scripts in front of the writers and wound up writing and pitching his own storyline to Vince McMahon.
In the end, we may never truly know what is happening with Punk. Overall, he is a team player and does his best to support the WWE. However, he may just need to take some time away from the company to recharge himself, heal his injuries and get back in the game.