“Bret Was Right” – CM Punk Stirs Controversy With Massive Shot at Vince McMahon

Published 11/09/2021, 9:00 AM EST
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)


CM Punk knows how to capitalize on perfect opportunities. Hence, when the chance came knocking, he didn’t hold back. But, there’s something to know about him – Punk doesn’t make huge statements but subtle remarks that can crush the soul. Maybe, this is what he did to Vince McMahon!

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Just before the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob, Punk took to social media and revealed Bret Hart was right. He didn’t bother to explain it, he didn’t bother to elaborate on it.

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Anyone who knows the Punk-McMahon and Hart-McMahon internal problems knows what he wanted to convey.

Now, the question is, what was Bret Hart right about?

Was he right to leave WWE and join WCW? Probably that’s what Punk meant considering he left WWE, and joined AEW.

Was he right to punch Vince McMahon before walking out of WWE following the Montreal Screwjob? This can definitely be another thing Punk believes Hart was right about, considering he’s not very fond of Vince McMahon himself.

In fact, the day Punk made his AEW debut is the same day he took multiple shots at Vince McMahon and WWE.

Finally, was Bret Hart right to let things pass and move on, come back to WWE, and make peace? While unlikely considering how much Punk puts down Vince McMahon and WWE, but maybe he believes attaining peace is bigger than holding grudges.

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Bret Hart had CM Punk in his Mt. Rushmore

While Punk agrees with what Hart did in the past, Hart agrees with what Punk is doing presently.

Hence, when The Hitman was asked about his Mt. Rushmore of Technical Wrestlers, he named Punk in his list along with others. However, he chose five, whereas Mt. Rushmore is usually four.

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Keeping CM Punk aside, the other names are Late Thomas Bellingdon aka Dynamite Kid, Late Curt Hennig, Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, and AJ Styles.

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Now, Punk, Danielson, and Styles, all three have worked with WWE. Only Styles continues to work with WWE while Danielson and Punk have moved to AEW.

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Maybe he was referring to Hart leaving WWE to work with WCW was the right thing to do!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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