At one time, the most beloved professional wrestler from the Chicago area, CM Punk's recent behavior has warranted a slightly different reaction of late from fans. The Chicago son who could do no wrong and didn't even have to be an active in-ring competitor to hear his name chanted throughout the arena, often taking a live event hostage, is instead being booed.
Fans at a recent PROGRESS show started booing when it was mentioned Chicago was known as “the home of CM Punk.” The entire crowd jeered and started a “Colt Cabana” chant.
Punk and Cabana used to be inseparable. Two great friends, they battled WWE in a lawsuit against WWE doctor Chris Amann. Things turned sour when Punk and Cabana won the case and Punk seemingly turned his back on his friend, much like a babyface might turn heel in a wrestling storyline.
Cabana has recently gone public about a lawsuit he's now opened against Punk to help recover promised legal fees and damages. The details are that Cabana was told by Punk he'd get help and be "100 percent covered" with the costs of defending themselves in court versus Amann. As the legal fees started to pile up, not only did Punk not offer any assistance, when Cabana had to ask for half of the money he was owed, Punk text him back, "you're on your own."
Apparently, Cabana is also beloved in Chicago and the fans have finally grown tired of Punk's reputation as a poor pal, selfish person and egotistical jerk. If he's willing to do this to his supposed best friend, the fans are going to make it known his behavior is not appreciated.
Not only are fans turning on Punk but he's facing the potential of losing a legal battle to Cabana for $1.2 million, a lawsuit claiming ‘breach of contract and fraud’. The lawsuit claims, “Brooks (Punk) acted with fraud, malice, and oppression toward Colton, with the deliberate intention of causing Colton harm.”
Rumors were Punk might make an appearance at All In on Sept. 1, 2018. While it was a longshot at best, it might be wise for Punk to stay away if he doesn't want to get booed out of the building.