Several WWE road agents/producers who do not like CM Punk aren’t particularly fond of his wrestling style and they believe that he’s a mark for himself, and he’s gotten some bad house show reports in recent weeks stating that he’s inconsistent and sloppy. Others say he is just fine. It all depends on who you talk to but Vince McMahon likes him and that’s really all that matters.
At a RAW brand house show in Louisville on March 1st, Carlito came out to do an interview wearing a CM Punk shirt with his face cut out of the shirt. Carlito basically said that he cut the face out because he was out of toilet paper. It was done in Louisville because Punk is either based there or was based there. Also, Punk never came out to confront him as they’re on different touring brands, so they’re not building any angle. It’s said to be a receipt over some bad blood the two have regarding something to with WWE Diva Maria Kanellis. Punk at one time (not anymore) dated Maria and Carlito supposedly hit on her openly backstage right in front of CM Punk at times. Carlito was able to get away with the house show incident because he is currently in good standing with officials after he agreed to not leave the company back in December. Carlito was promised that he’d be used better if he decided against leaving. His standing also explains Carlito landing a spot in the Money in the Bank match. Punk has some detractors backstage, so Carlito was able to get away with doing this even though it was quite unprofessional of him to air out some dirty laundry when they’re not building an angle off of it.
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter