Raj Giri of WrestlingINC.com reports that CM Punk acknowledged being retired in a new interview with the Red Eye Chicago newspaper. Punk, a known Chicago Cubs fan, was being interviewed because he’s one of several celebrities that will be painting baseball park seats as part of a public art project that commemorates Wrigley Field’s 100 year anniversary. Punk was asked about being retired at age 35 and if he would be doing more charity work.
He said “it feels good” to be retired and talked about supporting charities for groups like the Cubs. Punk said:
“I get to do fun stuff like bowl and paint chairs and play wiffle ball with Bill Murray. It was super fun and for a great cause. You’ve got athletes and actresses and musicians and all kinds of people painting chairs. I’m super happy to be a part of it.
WWE.com incorrectly advertised CM Punk and AJ Lee for the July 24th SmackDown tapings in Corpus Christi, Texas but the error was fixed this morning.