Exclusive: WWE Offered CM Punk a Movie as Negotiation

Nick Paglino

CM PunkWrestleZone can confirm tonight that as part of WWE’s negotiation with CM Punk, the company offered Punk a movie similar to the Randy Orton film "That’s What I Am," which starred Ed Harris.

"(WWE talent relations exec) John Laurinaitis was authorized by (WWE Chairman) Vince McMahon to include a movie in Punk’s compensation package, but Punk turned it down," a key WWE insider told us, "Punk wants a chance to be the top star in the company, and he thought they were just testing his ego with the offer."

Another WWE insider, who had not heard the entire story, confirmed "Vince mentioned something about Punk not wanting to do a movie, and being surprised that the offer was turned down."

We’ll have much more on the Punk story as it continues to develop.

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