OpposingViews.com is reporting that a WWE spokesperson has told GLAAD that CM Punk is legitimately leaving WWE on July 18th and that his comments on Raw about leaving are in fact the truth and not part of a wrestling story line. "This departure is not part of a storyline. He is contractually leaving the organization," the story notes.
The story went on to note that Punk's contract "will not immediately be renewed," which might be an indication that WWE might use the legitimacy of Punk's contract situation with the company to its advantage by pacifying GLAAD with a Punk hiatus from the company. As we reported yesterday, this wouldn't be the first time WWE has done something like this, with the firing of Finlay, the "firing" of Daniel Bryan, and sensitivity training being other examples of WWE covering its tracks.