It looks like CM Punk’s time in court isn’t coming to an end ever after all. After beating a case brought by WWE Doctor Chris Amann, it seemed like Phil Brooks was in the clear. Not so. In fact, the lawsuit brought out another suit towards Punk. This time it is his co-defendant and now ex-best friend indie wrestler Colt Cabana, real name Scott Colton. According to the lawsuit, Cabana claims that Punk offered to pay off all of Cabana’s legal bills, which allegedly total over $500,000 following the Amann court case. Cabana said that Punk is only paying half telling Cabana he’s “on his own” for the rest. Pretty scummy behavior from Punk, but in line with the bitterness and pettiness that has plagued Brooks since his indie days. Here’s more from the Chicago Sun-Times:
“Cabana is asking for $200,000 in general damages, along with $1 million in punitive and exemplary damages, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims “Brooks acted with fraud, malice and oppression toward Colton, with the deliberate intention of causing Colton harm.””
Yesh. Dang Punk. Does this guy have any friends left? His ‘punk’ attitude is getting him isolated and in a lot of legal trouble. It was cruddy of Punk to drag Colt into this whole thing anyway. He should have settled out of court with Amann, but instead, his pride and thick-headed attitude plunged his friend into certain financial ruin.
Punk and Cabana have allegedly been on the outs for a while. The stress of the lawsuit and other instances of Cabana supposedly hanging out with WWE talent caused Punk to cut Cabana out of his life. But Cabana disputed this rumor himself. But it looks like it isn’t just a rumor anymore.
What a fall from grace for Punk. He went from a top performer in WWE to being a bitter, angry man with a failed MMA career. Perhaps now that he’s struggling financially, he’ll take some indie wrestling promoters up on their booking offers?