CM Punk’s Ex-Girlfriend Says He’s Retired & She Fears For His Safety

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Natalie Slater, ’s ex-girlfriend and close friend, has written an article for RedEyeChicago.com talking about the downside of his fame. Without mentioning him by name, Slater writes:

“My friend can’t go to Target. He can’t go to Great America, the grocery store or any mall anywhere. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him escape a restaurant without getting Instagrammed by diners at nearby tables. People mob him in the airport and tweet angrily when he doesn’t stop to sign autographs because he has a flight to catch.

My friend is famous, and it sucks.”

Slater, who has seen the craziness Punk has to endure in public, says he is retired from pro wrestling and can’t even leave his apartment without being stalked:

“Now, he’s the recently retired seven-time World Champion, and he’s one of the most isolated people I’ve ever known. A few weeks ago he found a young fan and his mom cramming Easter candy into the mail slot of his front door. Just before that, he walked out of his back door to throw out the trash only to be met by fans camped out in his alley for hours just to see him.

We get mad about how much of our information Facebook is selling to advertisers, and this guy has people stalking his Dumpster. But if he complains, people roll their eyes and say if they had his money, they wouldn’t complain about anything. The money? I’m sure he likes it just fine, but I often wonder how much of it he would trade to be able to go to a Cubs game without it ending up on TMZ.”

She worries that some crazy fan might try to stab him and also revealed how Punk feels about the situation:

“The nervous ninny in me lives with the constant fear that someone’s going to stab him. On the rare occasion I can get him out of the house I get to witness how overbearing and creepy people are toward him. “Bodyguard!” my husband and I nag. “That’s stupid,” he says. “What am I going to do, drag some guy around with me forever? Why can’t people just leave me alone?””

  • Progressed_Now

    lol oh please, did Punk write all that himself? who does he think he is, Kelsey Grammer?

  • Jeremy-County Roberts

    sescoops is cm punks biggest stalker ever. Make a LifeTime movie about it. “The Dirt Sheet Stalker. Breaking News: Cm punk at the gas station” COMING THIS SUMMER TO THE LIFETIME NETWORK!

    • Kings of Wrestling

      It’s called journalism. If you don’t like it don’t read it JCR

      • Ryan Walker

        That’s a stupid thing to say when it’s a wrestling site. CM Punk is no longer in wrestling. Would you like it if the site was filled with news about other retired wrestlers’ boring day-to-day routines? Ricky Steamboat goes to the dentist to get a root canal. Rowdy Roddy Piper buys whole meal bread from Walmart. Hulk Hogan listens to Nickelback! That’s not wrestling news, it’s glorifying the creeps that stalk him.

        I couldn’t care less about what he does with his free time. That’s his business. It’s pathetic that fanboys will sit in his gutter hoping to get a sight of him. I feel sorry for him.

        • A Realist

          You get it.

        • Feelmemore

          He recently quit and was one of the biggest guys of the modern era, of course theyre going to use that for hits on their site. Even the people clicking it to complain are helping them. If you dont care then feel free not to click on articles regarding him.

          • Ryan Walker

            I usually don’t, but an article showing how bad he really is getting it from fans was hard to pass up. It’s the crap like photos from a hockey game, or at the airport, or the smallest reference to him made by anybody that bugs me. That and these creeps that stalk him making wrestling fans look like weirdos!

          • Feelmemore

            How he hasnt gone off on those insane fans is beyond me.

        • pwnez

          This is why the TMZ-style articles get tiring. Punk has been done with the WWE since January; it’s now May and we’re still debating on whether the whole thing was a work and if he will appear at a local Raw/PPV event.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      I’d argue this is actually something worth posting. Most of the stuff they do may not be as relevant, but this is good stuff – especially if you read the entire thing…

      • Jeremy-County Roberts

        I never said it was not worth posting, I’m just saying all the little pointless things this site post about the man just to get some views to the site is stupid.

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          And I’m suggesting it’s the wrong moment to be making that point – since this post actually has some substance to it. That’s all.

        • pwnez

          To be fair, every single site out there does the same things to get clicks. They aren’t making us click on the article, we do willingly despite disliking the so-called ‘fake articles’ they post.

      • pwnez

        I concur. Reading articles like this is somewhat interesting; it’s the posting of random Punk pictures at different locations that makes me think this site is run by TMZ.

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          Well, to be fair, we’re part of the problem. Most of us still click on those – whether it’s simply to check them out or post some smart-a$$ comment.

          • pwnez

            That’s exactly what I was getting at. I like the “This article was so pointless and stupid” comments, yet the reader took the time to click the article (giving SEScoops exactly what they want) just to drop a snarky comment. It’s rather hypocritical.

    • Thomas Bush

      LOL!!!

  • Kings of Wrestling

    He is famous. But he is rich because of fans like us. Not to much to ask for an autograph when were the reason why this guy is loaded with cash. If we didn’t believe in him there is know way he would have been in WWE for so long. Then he walks away like the fans don’t matter. What the hell is that. I understand being hurt needing to heal. But don’t complain about not being able to go anywhere without being noticed. It was all fine and dandy when you were making millions because of the fans cheering for you. Now you up and walk away and you expect us to forget about you. SERIOUSLY!!!!

    • Tom Wing

      So he is not allowed to be have a private life? So if he goes out to eat at a restaurant its perfectly ok that people constantly bother him for a autograph and won’t let him eat in peace. You are right. It is disrespectful…..of the fan.

      • pwnez

        Is Punk allowed to have a private life? Of course he is. Will Punk have a private life? Nope and he never will for the rest of his life.

        It’s not okay for fans to just walk up to celebrities and talk to them while eating but again, when you’re living the Hollywood lifestyle you must know that things like this will happen…constantly. It’s not Punk’s fault but come on, he must have known this would end up happening at some point in time. I’m not arguing that it’s not disrespectful because it is. People don’t stop and think “Hey, is this being disrespectful?” before approaching famous people.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      Hahaha. Oh man.

      No one forced you to support this guy or the product. You can’t expect stuff from him just because you bought into the product and, apparently, he’s rich because of you. Psh.

      It’s cute that you think he owes us something. He doesn’t owe us anything. He worked hard, the fans supported him and he has the right to walk away.

      And I’m pretty sure the fame was never ‘fine and dandy’ for him. Punk always seemed to hate that part of the gig… Long before he walked away.

      • Kings of Wrestling

        Your funny.

      • Kings of Wrestling

        This is the world we live in dude. When your famous your famous forever. Especially in wrestling.

        • Forceton Banfodder

          So? Are you so pathetic that you would camp out by his trash can to get an autograph?

          • Kings of Wrestling

            Oh hell no. those people are a holes.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            But he should appease them because you paid money to see him perform?

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          I don’t think your comment really addressed that. I don’t think my reply really addressed that. I was mostly commenting on this idea that the guy owes his fans something. He doesn’t. HE convinced YOU to buy into him with HIS hard work, not yours.

          • Kings of Wrestling

            Dude, I know what your saying and I get it. But if your going to be in the spot light you gotta expect this. He doesn’t owe me anything. Just saying if I was to ever see him I would ask for an autograph. If I didn’t get one I prolly would be upset. But I wouldn’t stock him for one.

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            It’s good to know you wouldn’t stalk him for one, but consider why you would be upset about him not giving you an autograph – if he doesn’t owe you anything.

            People have the right to change their minds. I don’t see why it should be any different for those who chose to be in the spotlight for a bit. Plus some of what is being reported, if true, goes beyond what I would constitute as fame. If it’s interfering with his everyday life, that’s a big deal. If people are on his property squatting, waiting for him, that’s a big deal. A lot of this goes beyond asking for an autograph.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            I was in a conversation at Lollapalooza ’95 with a friend who happened to be headlining the event that year and we were coming back from a second surprise set Pavement had played at the second stage and while we were walking and talking we were interrupted every 30 seconds by some random rude fan begging for an autograph. I got pretty irritated that they didn’t even care that they were interrupting our conversation. My friend was very polite and almost oblivious to them as he signed stuff and kept talking. Drove me nuts but after 15 years he was completely used to it. I decided then that being famous sucked.

            It’s definitely a lifestyle that you either love or you hate.

          • pwnez

            That’s why everyone who considers becoming an actor/musician is always asked the question: Will you be able to handle the lifestyle? Most will say yes since they think that’s what they want; years later if they’ve become successful and asked the same question their answer will most likely have changed. You’ll be able to tell by how they act too.

          • G.I.R.L.

            You being upset would be completely misplaced entitlement that you’d have to get over. He’s not responsible for your feelings.

      • mika009

        If the fans who bought his t-shirts and payed to see him wrestle and bought pay per views didn’t make him rich who did? Vince McMahon? Where does Vince get most of his money? The people who buy his product. And if fame wasn’t fine and dandy with him why did he wrestle on world wide tv for the top company? He’s just another celebrity who wants attention only when he wants it. It’s not like anyone forced him to become famous.

        • Forceton Banfodder

          Says another person who doesn’t know the first thing about losing privacy.

          • mika009

            No, I don’t know what it’s like to lose privacy because I choose to keep mine.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            You choose? Oh sure buddy, we all CHOOSE to not be famous.

          • mika009

            I didn’t say anything about being famous I said I choose to keep my privacy.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            Better hope you never become internet famous by some random person filming you do something without your knowledge.

          • mika009

            That’s what I worry about every night as I lay down to sleep.

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          It’s honestly a complicated issue and most of us, my self included, are just mouthing off on what we think. With that said, I would argue it was the company, the brand and the talent, that made you buy into the products, that made you buy the shirts, that made you order those PPVs. It was your money, but no one held a gun to your head. You liked what you saw, you wanted to support it, and that hard work in making you want these things, goes to the brand and the performer, in this case, Punk.

          So yeah, in my opinion, he earned all that. He made you buy in. They made you buy in. Sorry if any of that disappoints you.

          • mika009

            Yes, it is our choice to buy or not buy whatever the company, brand, or performer is selling and we make those choices based on what we get for what we pay. Punk made the choice to become a wrestling celebrity with WWE and he must have known what would come with that. World wide fame is one of the things.
            No one held a gun to Punks head and said become famous.

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            Who is saying he didn’t know what he would be getting into? Doesn’t mean he has to like it.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            And now he’s retired. He doesn’t owe you anything.

          • mika009

            I never said he owed me anything.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            You’re arguing for the rude fans who don’t respect people’s space or privacy. Therefore you are arguing for yourself.

          • mika009

            No, I’m arguing against the people who do everything they can to be famous and be recognized because they are special. Then when they have had enough everyone should stop and leave them alone because they don’t want to be bothered.
            And yes I argue for myself. How many times do you argue against yourself?

          • Forceton Banfodder

            Again, very few people realize what being famous means until its too late. Being famous however does not mean they owe you or the people your arguing for, a thing.

          • mika009

            Two replies ago I said he didn’t owe anyone anything, my last reply I said I argue for my point and no one else. Do you not read the replies or are you just stuck on repeat?

          • G.I.R.L.

            He did what he loved. Whether he wanted to be famous or not is irrelevant as that is just an inevitable part of the package.

          • G.I.R.L.

            Exactly all of this.

            People can’t accept personal responsibility. He didn’t beg anyone for their support. People saw something they liked and made a conscious decision, on their own, to support him.

            He doesn’t owe us a dang thing.

        • Deleted_Account

          As far as I know, he did his job entertaining you when you needed to be entertained and paid for it, if you actually did. Now he is done and that ends the transaction.

          • pwnez

            When you retire in Hollywood, that doesn’t mean you retire from being famous. You may get a little less attention but that’s about it.

          • Deleted_Account

            Your view is obviously stating how society is, but I’m not the type to drool over “stars” nor should anyone. Idolizing TV personalities to that extreme only shows very low self esteem.

          • pwnez

            Neither am I but many people will say the same thing; you’re in Hollywood for life. Even if you do something wrong you’ll still attract attention. I think it shows creepiness.

        • Jay Strongbow

          How would you feel if every customer at your former McDonalds job stalked you and pestered you for the rest of your life?

          It’s this simple, and it’s no different. You wouldn’t feel good.

          • mika009

            Never worked fast food so try another sly put down. And working at McDonalds doesn’t get people to follow you, believe in you and be one of your fans. Going on tv trying to do that week after week, year after year does get you fans and people who want to meet you.

          • A Realist

            He said former job, at least. As teens, most of us had embarrassing jobs.

          • mika009

            Yes, and if your talking current or former job I’ve never worked at a fast food job.

        • G.I.R.L.

          You seem so juvenile, it’s ridiculous. He worked his way to the top. We saw something we liked in him; that’s why we supported him. I’m pretty sure he would’ve worked just as hard if we hadn’t. He owes us nothing. If he doesn’t want to sacrifice time in his private/personal life to cater to us, then he doesn’t have to. CM Punk and Phil Brooks are not the same person. One is a (on hiatus) character, the other is a human being that can be as flawed as any other human being.

      • pwnez

        “It’s cute that you think he owes us something.”

        You know, some celebrities will disagree with you. I couldn’t tell you how many interviews I’ve watched of famous singers and actors who say “I give autographs and take pictures with fans because they are the ones who helped make me who I am today.” Some may think differently so really, there isn’t a right or wrong answer. It becomes a problem when you’re stalking them, heckling and bothing them on a daily basis.

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          But that’s their choice.

        • Ryan Walker

          That’s a fair point. He wouldn’t be where he was if it wasn’t for the WWE platform. I still don’t think he owes anybody what they demand from him. Retiring is his choice and everybody should respect that. If you ask with respect an autograph or photo, then I’m sure he wouldn’t have a problem. He has said in the past though that he gets people ripping his headphones off his head at the gym to get his attention. Those people deserve a GTS.

          • pwnez

            If a child or an adult where to politely walk up to him and simply ask for an autograph or picture I don’t see why Punk would have a problem helping the out with their wishes. It’s the people who are rude and ignorant that I would completely ignore. Unfortunately Punk would still be under fire if that were to happen (and I’m sure it has.)

            Fans tend to forget that celebrities are humans; you know, people! They have bad days too so don’t freak out and crucify him if he denies doing certain things because he’s not in a good mood.

          • Ryan Walker

            Exactly. They expect the same guy that’s on TV. The rebel wrestling superhero that loves the fans. But he’s no different any other guy on the street as far as personality goes.

        • G.I.R.L.

          I’m pretty sure that, while Punk is grateful of the support from his fans, he’s fully aware that his work, his skills, is what made those people fans in the first place. The fans aren’t responsible for the creation of CM Punk, Punk is; the fans merely invested in something he and the WWE created that they happened to enjoy and wanted to see more of.

          Same goes for any entertainer.

          • pwnez

            Ultimate Warrior and several singers would disagree with this. Numerous celebrities have given big time credit to their fans for making them who they are today. Even Hogan and Vince McMahon know that the fans are the ones who made WrestleMania the spectacle that it is.

            The fans have a lot to do with the creation of certain wrestlers; it goes without saying that the wrestler himself also has much to do with it too. If you’re not selling tickets, merchandise, if you’re not well-liked by the fans you will not make it big.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      It’s fucktards like you who think celebrities owe you something that create the tabloid mentality that is sinking US and England cultures into the toilet.

      • Kings of Wrestling

        Says you crab.

        • Forceton Banfodder

          Being famous should not mean that you give up your right to privacy. If you think it does, you’re part of our cultural demise.

    • pwnez

      It’s funny you say “And you expect us to forget about you,” merely because SO many Punk haters preached that once Punk was gone from the WWE that he’d be forgotten about. Those people couldn’t have been more wrong. Also, Punk is rich because of fans buying his merchandise etc. AND because he worked his a** off.

      I agree, no celebrity should ever complain about not being able to go somewhere without having people walk up to them; it’s what comes with the job of being famous and well-known. Then again, celebrities don’t HAVE to stop and sign autographs for every person who walks up to them. Do I have to talk with people who randomly come up to me? Nope and I don’t expect Punk to have to do it either especially since he’s retired.

    • G.I.R.L.

      Someone feels way too entitled. He doesn’t owe any fan anything.

  • Tyrant

    I don’t blame Punk for feeling the way he does. In this day and age everyone wants to be a photographer and could care less about privacy. People no longer respect the fact that the guy is a regular dude that wants to do regular things like the rest of us without all the attention. It’s not much to ask but unfortunately I don’t see him ever getting it.

  • DoubleD

    Funny because if people just left him alone entitely, he would miss the attention eventually. You cant live a life of a performer for years and years and one day just cut the audience out if your life forever.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      Happens all the time actually.

  • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

    This kinda crap makes me sick. The publics obsession with celebrity is one of the dumbest things. On the rare occassion I’ve ever met someone even remotely ‘famous’, a head nod is probably the furthest I would go to acknowledge them. People have a right to their privacy… the fact that they’re famous doesn’t change that.

    • pwnez

      It’s the price you pay for being famous. Every single celebrity should be well aware of what they will have to endure for the rest of their lives. You want the ‘have it all’ lifestyle, this is what you get with it. Celebrities are human beings, they should have privacy but unfortunately not everyone believes that.

      • Ryan Walker

        That’s only true to a degree. Sitting in the gutter waiting to go through somebody’s rubbish is too far. It’s not just about privacy, it’s about safety. Is it fair on his family and friends that are close to him? They’re put at risk by these creepy losers who stalk him too. What if he wanted to have kids? They’d be at risk.

        • pwnez

          Like I said, this is what you have to go through when you’re famous. I’m not saying I agree with it because I don’t. You don’t hear about many celebrity stalkers who will go as far as to go after the persons family. Has it happened? Yep, it has but it’s not something that occurs all the time.

          Is CM Punk really THAT famous? If he were to walk down my street right now I highly doubt that many people would recognize him. Now, if George Clooney were to do the same thing I’m positive 95% of people would stop and know exactly who he is.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            Chicago is crazy when it comes to sports. So yeah, in Chicago he is THAT famous.

          • pwnez

            I just recently saw him shooting a puck at a Blackhawks game and it didn’t seem like that many people in attendance had a clue who he was (or they just didn’t care?) Factor in the amount of promotional work he’s done for his city too.

            What I said doesn’t change; it’s ashame that Punk goes through all this drama with fans but he knew this is what he’d have to deal with.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            While he was on the road he was probably used to the degree of fame he received. He was on the road so much he only had to deal with the majority of attention at airports and venues for the most part… Now that he’s not touring, I’m sure the steady attention from diehard fans is making him uncomfortable.

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            I doubt anyone knows that they have to deal with 3 or 4 months of constant stalking and craziness when they LEAVE the spotlight.

          • pwnez

            You never retire from being famous. TMZ constantly follows retired actors around to see what they are doing. The more you do, the more attention you get regardless of whether you’re retired or not.

          • CM JUNK

            Then move.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            Oh okay dude, I’ll get on the horn and let him know you told him to move.

          • pwnez

            Send him a sing-a-gram!

          • Cujo999

            Some of the stuff honestly seems dramatized. A kid putting candy in his mail slot is a huge deal? I mean, if people are indeed camping out in his alley when he takes the trash out, that’s screwed up, but how in the world do they know they were in the alley for hours. If he knew they were there, why didn’t he just wait until they left if he didn’t want to deal with them. This girl sounds paranoid, honestly, and if you’re paranoid, you twist every little thing into some kind of attack.

          • pwnez

            I mentioned in one of my other comments that I have my doubts as to how popular Punk really is, Chicago or not. Come on, he can’t be THAT well-known and famous. To the point of being stalked and threatened? Come on…

          • Barbarosevich

            Yeah, like you know right?

          • pwnez

            “I have MY doubts,” it wasn’t a stated fact. Learn to read.

          • Stijnosb

            Exactly, he knew it from the beginning. And if he really wants to be left alone he should go on vacation somewhere nice and i’m sure that out of the USA there are less people that know him and also, in other countries there is not so much hype about someone who’s famous.

          • Ray

            False. WWE is internationally recognized now so there will be people who will likely recognize him and try to get autographs too. But personally I think idolizing a famous person is overrated and a waste of time because at the end of the day, they’re not thinking about you the same way in the least bit. They just want to live their life like everyone else. That’s why if I saw someone famous that I admire, I wouldn’t make such a big deal about it because they wouldn’t have that same enthusiasm for me even though i’m not famous like them. Just being realistic about it.

          • Barbarosevich

            If you have doubts then don’t put affirmations like “Come on, he can’t be THAT well-known and famous.” Learn to write.

          • pwnez

            It’s called an opinion. I don’t believe he is that famous (see how I’m not stating a fact?) Someone got butthurt.

          • Barbarosevich

            Easy to fix and then throw a punt. Grow up kid.

          • pwnez

            It’s funny how you’re the only one to throw a little hissy fit because you didn’t like what I said. Piss off.

          • MSK_B.O.Y

            Most Top WWE Superstars are popular on an international level. I remember when I was a kid, almost everybody knew about The Rock (during attitude era) and im from bangladesh

          • QuiteFrankly2k

            Yeah, that is true man. I just find it really hard to believe that he is unable to do anything except we get pictures of Punk at games and such and it looks as if he’s enjoying himself, he’s not being bantered by fans asking him questions.

            It just seems a little i dunno. Over blown? It could be true, who am I to say. Its just I agree with the Clooney reference and all.

        • CM JUNK

          He has the money for security, its his own stupid fault for not utilizing the MILLIONS of dollars he gained through US, the fans, to protect himself. The fleas come with the dog. I have absolutely zero sympathy for this giant douche.

          • Ryan Walker

            So maybe I should stalk you and your family and just say it’s your own fault for not buying security with the money you earn? Idiot.

      • nsuviolin

        This is nothing more than a copout to excuse people who are being inconsiderate douchebags. Celebrities get paid to entertain us in their respective crafts, whether it be acting, sports, wrestling, etc. They don’t owe us any more than that.

      • Kayfaber

        if he had real cash he’d live in a gated community

    • Jeremy-County Roberts

      out of all the great awesome comments i seen on this site over the years from people, i wanna know how this got Featured by SEScoops. Sleeping with one of the admins buddy? Pulling a diva move and sleeping with the boss to get on top? ;)

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        Ha. No idea man. Not the finest comment I could make either.

      • Phoenix Ramsey

        The only wrestler i knew to do that was HHH. Not quite a diva…

    • SwaggaJagga

      You say that now but I’d like to see you see Mick Foley or Daniel Bryan out in public and not ask for an autograph. Let’s be real, don’t be a plastic. ????

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        Well you can think what you want bud, but know I wouldn’t ask for an autograph. I’m a huge Daniel Bryan fan, so if there was an ‘opening’, and by that I mean, I felt as if I wouldn’t be imposing on him, I’d probably just approach him and tell him thanks. Same with Mick… only, well, I’d probably want to hug Mick. But an autograph? Nah. I have enough junk at my place. It would just get lost in the shuffle.

        To be honest I’m socially awkward as all he!!.. I likely wouldn’t do any of the stuff listed above.

    • israelizombie

      Are you kidding me? The guy is an entertainer, preforming weekly on tv in front of millions.
      And he wanta to go and complain because a mother and her son gave him candy or because someone sat outside of his house for hours just to say hello???
      And lets remember – he did those exact same thing as a kid!!!!
      This isnt about the money, this is about a man who grew up dreaming to be entertaining millions and now when they actually idolize him – he complains

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        First off, none of us know what he wanted/wants. We’ve read a bunch of stuff, and heck, maybe we have heard him say a bunch of stuff – but none of us ARE this guy. We don’t know what he’s dealing with, so we’re all making assumptions… my self included.

        With that said, you’re using the present tense quite a bit. Fact is he’s walked away. You’re right, he was an entertainer performing weekly on tv – that was his JOB. When he goes home, he ain’t working. I would say someone going to his home, is a bit too much. It’s one thing to cheer this guy on at an airport in passing, or when he’s on his way to work or something – but he’s not actively working right now, and people are going to his house? That’s not cool, man. That’s a bit too far.

        Assuming any of this is even true, I would think the extent to which some fans are going is a bit over-the-top. I don’t think anyone who wants to be a star, signs up for strangers knocking on their door. Think about what you’re saying.

  • Set PA

    Cant blame him for wanting his privacy, but it is another reason he would never be “the guy” for WWE.

  • bri

    funny how people choose fame, than complain about it.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      I don’t think anybody who is not born into it, understands what fame means until they get it. Some people love the attention it gives them. Some people realize its a nightmare.

      Silly little children grow up thinking that if they get rich and famous all their problems will go away. They don’t realize that becoming famous will make their problems worse by making them public knowledge.

    • truth

      I bet he chose wrestling because he wanted to be a wrestler not a superstar.

    • G.I.R.L.

      He didn’t choose fame. He chose to go through with his passion for wrestling. The fame was inevitable but he would’ve avoided it if possible (like most rational people would).

      • bri

        no, you choose fame by being in the WWE. just like an actor chooses fame by being in a big studio film.

  • oppa

    Just because he’s famous and entertained people for years doesn’t mean that he’s lost the rights of a private citizen. It’s sad that fans don’t get it. He’s not CM Punk anymore. He’s Phillip Brooks. He has as much of a right to privacy as anyone else. I wish he would hang out outside these people’s houses just to show them how annoying they are. Hopefully he now appreciates the fact that he never got to Cena’s level. He would never be able to handle it. If dude really wants privacy, he’ll have to leave Chicago. It’s sad that he worked hard for years, made a ton of money and now the one thing he wants more than anything in the world is the one thing his money and fame can’t get him because it cost him.

  • Hershey Maxwell Barber

    Yup, I’m sure it does suck and I would probably be in the same boat as him. I’m sure he also knows it comes with the territory of his past line of work, so the best thing to do is to let it die out.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      Dude is probably trying… he did go completely silent on Twitter. He should take a page from Logan and disappear to Japan or something for a year or two…

      • Hershey Maxwell Barber

        Wouldn’t be a bad idea. Somewhere kinda remote at least.

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          Dude loves Chicago. That’s hard. But yeah, he will learn to deal with it and fans will too – over time. On a side note, I’m not sure if this article will do much to help the situation… it doesn’t help that it’s VERY obvious she’s talking about Punk. Might as well have just said his name.

          • Hershey Maxwell Barber

            That’s exactly what I was thinking. He probably won’t or doesn’t care too much for this article at all.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            And Chicago fans are hardcore. He would be smart to take a tip from Lita and get some property in Costa Rica or something and just escape for a while.

  • WarPigsLukesWall

    • Barry Manihigh

      I’ve said it before, but 99% of internet memes, especially of this queer loser, are not funny or entertaining. Wasn’t this Britney thing like 7-8 years ago? Get with the times.

      • WarPigsLukesWall

        Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. :P

      • heterosexual

        oooh gurl no you betta don’t be throwin shade when you a messy ass queen yoself

      • A Realist

        Someone’s riding the crimson wave…

      • RyanStewart2007

        So show me a 1% meme that’s funny….go ahead… I’ll wait

    • Taiana Aubrey

      I LOVE IT!! lol

  • A Realist

    I honestly think this wouldn’t be as big of an issue if he wouldn’t be so God damned dramatic and enigmatic about it. As it stands, people are just wondering “Is he coming back? Is he not coming back? What happened?”

    If he would just come out and say “Alright guys, my time is up. It’s been fun. But I have to retire”, NONE of this would be as big of an ordeal. I can guarantee he wouldn’t be as mobbed as he is. But nope. That’s not CM Punk’s style. Gotta make everything more difficult than it needs to be.

    Is it his right to go quietly into the sunset? Sure. Absolutely. Regardless of celebrity, he is a person with his right to privacy. But he had to know that it would go down this road. And it would take a mere 10 seconds to send out a Tweet, and it all goes away. No more need to complain.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      Maybe, or a tweet just leads to angry stalkers. Having been stalked before (lots of fun with the personal threats against me and my wife) I can say it’s pretty easy to get put in a situation where you’re not totally sure if what you’re about to say might set your stalker off.

      • A Realist

        Really? Wow. Sorry that happened to you, man. Crazy.

        • Forceton Banfodder

          Being stalked, having my personal information posted everywhere, constantly feeling on guard everywhere I went, always worrying about my wife’s safety.

          To me that’s pretty close to losing your privacy, and probably not far off from what Punk is feeling right now.

          • A Realist

            Who was the stalker, if you don’t mind my asking? An ex-girlfriend or something? How did you get it to stop?

          • Forceton Banfodder

            Just an a**hole starved for attention. Best way to handle the type is to keep them starving.

  • Feelmemore

    If I had a site and my random stupid Punk article got hits, I would use it to my advantage. And so would many of the people who are complaining.

  • FlawlessRKO

    CM Punk is retired, when he says he’s retired. Not when his ex says so.

    • Thomas Bush

      YES!!!

  • Buzzard Follower

    The price of fame i wish punk the best it can be scary.

  • scott

    This is actually a decent article about Punk. Shows the scary side of fame. I don’t blame him for being retired because he didn’t look healthy for the longest time.

  • insomniacreviewer

    Good luck CM Punk, i hope you enjoy your retirement.

  • Scott Dorian Dancer

    the price of fame. say thank you, smile and shake there hand. to have left such a big mark on so many peoples lives is a privilege many people dont get to exp. he sees it as a negative. grumpy old man lol.

    • G.I.R.L.

      Yes, the grumpy old man should be happy people camp out in his alley to see him. John Lennon and Rebecca Schaeffer must be so satisfied in the afterlife.

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        Ugh… Lennon. Don’t remind me. So tragic.

      • Scott Dorian Dancer

        he said they just wanted to see him. there is nothing wrong with that. its called being a celebrity. he likes all the perks from being one but is annoyed by the people who helped keep him where he was at. punk wants his cake and eat it too. he wont have to worry in another few years if he does not return to the ring no one will be in that alley.

  • Dirty Sanchez

    Really? The IWC camps out outside his house? Really? I mean, it doesn’t specifically say the IWC, but Brooks isn’t an A-list movie star, or Elvis, or Michael Jackson, so I assume that if there are people camping out, and I severely doubt it to begin with (along with pretty much everything else in this post), it would be the Indy snobs.
    And really, he’s afraid to leave the house, really? Don’t we see him at sporting events like, every other day? Nothing says agoraphobia like going to a hockey arena filled with thousands of screaming people…

  • Maurice Johnson

    I’m kind of in the middle on this. Like Michael Jackson said, who is one of the biggest celebrities in history, you owe them your success. That house that punk empties garbage out of is because of the merchandise that we buy and tickets we buy.

    • G.I.R.L.

      MJ, like many other people, had a flawed logic. You don’t owe them anything. It’s your skills, your work, your charisma, etc. that got you where you are. It’s your skills that influenced the fans to follow you. You did not ask nor beg them to, you worked hard and earned it and they invested in you (consciously; their decision, not yours) so they could get more of you.

      When all is said is done, you paid them with your entertainment way more than they ever did with their wallet.

  • Patrick

    Yeah I’m sure cm punk is having a very difficult time. Must be hard on him getting all those backstage passes to NHL games. And zipping around in his brand new cars. Worse comes to worse, he can cry himself to sleep in his new condo that he just bought.

    • G.I.R.L.

      You really believe material things make up for the lack of personal/private life? Very unfortunate.

      • Patrick

        Wah. Go cry me a river!

        • G.I.R.L.

          Your whining is sufficient for all of us.

  • Patrick

    If you really want to blame someone, blame the MIZ!

    Or Snitzsky, but then again, IT WASNT HIS FAULT! *baby punt! *

  • Sauce

    This is not the price you pay for being famous. Go to just about any other country and people may know who you are, but they have enough respect to leave you alone and accept that just seeing you or a simple hello is a rare achievement. Australia is the best country when it comes to this, you see many a celebrity whether they be of a sporting background or personality, they all freely wonder the city streets without a care in the world, as the people around them show their respect and let them go about their lives unrestricted. Americans should start to behave respectfully.

    • G.I.R.L.

      New York is that way as well (to an extent). The only people who ever get “omg omg! Sign my titty or I’ll hate you!” are the tourists.

  • Smithy

    Crybaby Punk

  • Dixie Carter

    If only he comes to TNA. He’ll be happy and not afraid. After all TNA is the #1 on spike tv

    • Fantasma Del Guapo

      Sadly this is true.

  • PlayBoyBuddy Rose

    waaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • Jamie

    Wear a disguise, problem solved.

    • Fantasma Del Guapo

      Or he could do like Tim Curry and get fat!

      • Jamie

        Sheeeiiiit

  • fatneal

    so let me get this straight…mr CM straight edge take my ball and go home punk has been whining to his ex about the woes of being rich and famous LOL…..is there any way punk knew before he aspired to, work for the largest wrestling company in the world and wrestle in front of thousand of people and have lots t-shirts ect with his face on it and do interviews and shows like talking dead, that he would be rich and famous thus forfeiting his privacy?

    • Patrick

      You hear any other wrestlers bitching about being famous,? Nope just Punk.

  • brad

    It just goes to show you that wrestling fans and Americans in general are insane and obnoxious. Leave the man alone all he is asking for is personal privacy and peace and I respect that. I think that we all deserve personal space, respect and peace no matter how popular or famous we are.

  • KD

    Sooooo she hatea hes famous?! So yeah best way to make the fame die is WRITE ABOUT IT! DUMBASS

  • All Success J Perez

    DIDN’T HE wanted to be BEST IN THE WORLD ???

  • ObviousPunkFan

    LOL this is funny because it’s NOT true. CM Punk and AJ Lee live in a HOUSE [not apartment] together.

    • WarPigsLukesWall

      I’m pretty sure she’d know where Punk lives better than you do.

  • Troy Louis

    Simple solution: Move out of Chicago. You might love the city, Punk, but it is time to checkout if you value your privacy.

  • AJLeesLeftEye

    I’m gonna go ahead and call bullshit on his “retirement.”

  • essinodub

    Damn

  • Kayfaber

    Can you imagine if he was a main eventer how bad it’d be?

  • WeLiveInTheLastHouseOnTheRight

    I say..boo hoo. Everyone else that has made it to stardom in movies, music and yes, wrestling have had to acknowledge the fact that famous people are famous 24/7 in most cases…and in CM Punks, it’s no different. If its Chicago that is driving him nuts and stalking him..maybe he should consider moving somewhere else for privacy and R&R. Daniel Bryan is more over than CM Punk and you don’t hear stories about him having stalkers on garbage day. The truth of the matter is, Punk is a decent wrestler..he is very good on the mic..but he is way overrated in my opinion, yes it would be nice to have him back on the roster..but the way the talent is rolling in now, he isn’t really missed…AND if he continues to be a crybaby he is going to cease being relevant in the next couple of years. He is not that special, he needs to get over himself and do what’s best for wrestling…if he truly cares what is best for wrestling.

  • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

    Sounds like a great guy, especially with the way CM Flunk treats his “fans”.

  • Mark

    Don’t understand why people always bring up the good money celebs make to justify trespassing into their private life at any given opportunity. World is just full of immature, jealous, bitter people

  • John Petter

    Howard Hughes

  • John Petter

    Someone could stab me

    .Radiohead front man doesn’t leave his house either;maybe they could become roommates

  • Eskylee

    Tell CM Punk to move to Iowa, people won’t recognize him there. It’s still too soon for all the hype to blow over, it won’t end until fans know 100% he ain’t coming back. He has yet to make any statements like that, so he can go to Cubs games and be as famous as Starlin Castro. If I ended up sitting next to him at a game, I’d politely act like I didn’t know who he was…I’d prob try buying him a drink to no avail..then I’d crack some best in the world jokes and drop some Paul Heyman guy references, then I’d walk off and say “see ya later Phil”

  • Grant Pollard

    The problem is Punk has yet to publicly address his walk-out. That’s not to say he’s required to, but this will continue to be a news story as long as people have questions. Once he addresses his status with the WWE and his plans for the future, TMZ and the public will back off.

  • Gillberg

    No One ever stalks me in Severn, Maryland :/ and i’m way more famous than he is!

  • J’vo

    No kidding,he never wanted be famous at first place,his wrestling ability came from Indie way

    This guy’s life tottally want be wrestle not celebrity,but admit it since WWE want like “Kardashian” they start interfere their own wrestler personal life,there is no space anymore,check Orton;s life,his marriage look fine but suddenly they divorced and Orton got pushed again by winning MITB
    I think they need to treat their own asset as wrestler not celebrity

  • ZeroMan

    You don’t have to be in the spotlight to be a wrestler. The Brooklyn Brawler’s been in the WWE longer than the Undertaker. He’s done what he loves, he’s put in his time, I’m sure he’s made some money and if he was standing next to you in a McDonald’s you wouldn’t know him from Adam. Fame was never a prerequisite of being a professional wrestler. You just had to show up, put on the tights, say your lines, take your falls, collect your check.
    But Punk wanted more…
    He railed Raw for what seemed to be an eternity about how he wasn’t getting the level stardom he felt like he deserved. He wanted the limelight. He wanted the contracts. He wanted the respect. It wasn’t enough for him to be in the business, he wanted to be on top of the business. And what’s worse, he wanted the Kwan. Nothing wrong with that. Goals are great to have, but there’s always going to be a trade-off to accomplish what you want. There will always be a sacrifice for glory, and any idiot should realize that fame, by its very nature, is the polar opposite of privacy. If you’re not willing to embrace the negatives, don’t hold your hand out looking for the positives. If he thought he would just be able to make money, move on with his life and not have to deal with the people that supported him, he’s at best shortsighted and at worst an idiot.
    As a wrestler and a personality, I love the guy, despite his flaws. But this article diminishes him in ways unbeffiting a superstar.

  • CM JUNK

    Aww poor wittle Punk can’t go to the grocery store? Cry me a freakin river. Fame and money come at a price. I think I hate this broad…

  • CM JUNK

    I met Owen Hart in a Denny’s, he was gracious and kind, the complete opposite of this piece of trash CM Punk.

  • Kayfaber

    If he had real $ he’d live in a gated community

  • Mr_DJ

    I love the comments trying to justify these idiots with their celebrity worship issues. It’s one of the main things that’s been dragging down society for a long time.

  • WrestlingNerd

    I’m sure Punk could help to alleviate at least SOME of this by coming out and making some sort of public statement regarding his career. He’s still one of the most popular names in the wrestling business and many of his fans have no idea what happened to him as he vanished from their TV screens. If he’s truly done with the business, I don’t see why he can’t make an official announcement of retirement. People are anxious to know the details behind his walk-out. Until he makes some sort of statement about it, he will continue to be bombarded by fans and paparazzi. Once he does that, the attention will die down. I love Punk but he created this mess himself.

  • rashad jackson

    well this pretty much confirms it…cm punk is done so i dont wanna see no comments about wanting punk back hes done…well she says so…

    but i will say this….im not sure why punk left im sure it was for the right reasons…but in the future!!..IF he decides to come back…doesnt that make him a hypocrite?….saying hes sick n tired of part timers coming back and getting big title shots and head line WrestleMania….but if he comes back for a part time and he gets a WM spot..wont that make him a hypocrite?

  • eh

    he should move to Toronto where everyone would ignore him since their all obsessed with the biggest Canadian celebrity of the modern era.. Rob Ford

  • John Petter

    Meanwhile a record number of people are shot and killed every week in Chicago.Including Innocent bystanders

  • Ry-Ry Mauer

    I don’t usually comment on articles on this site but reading this article and seeing some of the comments I wanted to point out a few things. One, this is a rumor site, and 9 out of 10 they’re wrong. How many articles of been on here saying Sting has signed with WWE only to have the next one say they were wrong he hasn’t signed yet. Two, some have said that Punk is complaining that he can’t leave his house but there’s pics of him at sporting events. This article said that this info is coming from an ex girlfriend, not Punk. With that in mind, this woman could just be some chick saying she use to date Punk to get attention. Who knows. Not trying to be an a** to anyone one here, just saying we don’t know for sure this is how Punk feels, all we have is what this woman that may or may not even know Punk is saying. Even if sescoops posted an article saying Punk did say this, again they are a rumor site and their “sources” have been wrong on quite a few things lately so until Punk posts something on his official Twitter account, we have no way of knowing if what this woman is saying is true.

  • Droppo

    He could help matter a little by doing a press conference or an interview with Micheal Cole to clear the air and make everything clear to the fans. People aren’t just obsessed with his celebrity status. They are obsessed because he left suddenly and gave no answers. He had people expecting him to show up in Chicago for Raw, at WM 30, and now has just sort of… faded away… People want to know what’s going on. They were invested in him as a character and paid money to see him or wear his merchandise. He could just sit and talk to the public for ten minutes and help his own cause considerably. Unless he’s still not really sure what he’s doing and doesn’t want to commit to staying away OR coming back.

  • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

    Seriously?…this crap with Punk is getting ridiculous now…????…like he’s
    just a normal person like everyone else on this planet (like
    yeah he’s famous but that doesn’t mean he’s any different to us)…I
    thought it was bad enough that we got constant news reports of so called
    updates on his status with WWE and his whereabouts (plus the CM Punk
    chants, like that’s going to do anything ffs!)…but to go the extra mile
    and stalk him and harrass him is just beyond ridiculous and pretty
    psychotic tbh…like seriously people need to get over the fact that he’s
    left WWE, accept that he’s just a normal person and not this god
    or something just because he’s famous and leave him alone
    because pestering him and stalking him isn’t going to make him return to
    WWE…like jeez why can’t people just leave it as a simple statement like
    “I miss CM Punk, would be cool to see him back if he wanted to”, is it
    really that f*cking hard?…????

  • Vilain

    yrabadi…..you are 100% right! if cm punk Is Happy With living A Non-WWE superstar Life then People Should respect that! Look at past WWE-ex-WWE Superstar who had Their Privacy rights Took away From them……Maryse Crazy Stalker! Mickie James Obsessed Fan Who Threatening To Blow Up WWE headquarters After WWE releasing her from the company with a machine gun and machete, Chris Jericho a fan ran into the street and started banging on his rental vehicle where the fan opened the door to his vehicle in the middle of the road, and the fan shut the door back on him This prompted another fan to jump in (he was friends with the first) and attack Jericho the chick lunged at Jericho again & last be not lest this obsessed cm punk female fan who went and made a youtube rant video about she will stop watching WWE over the cm punk/aj lee storyline! idiocy from the fans like this who Give other WWE Fans a really bad name a WWE Fan Is About cheering a WWE Superstar, supporting them For what they Do inside The WWE ring! not Stalking them, Threatening to Blow up WWE, attacking them, & crying On Youtube over a WWE Superstar storyline With a Diva, WWE Needs To do Something about this! Fans take Wrestling way to seriously!

  • wwesucks

    why dont you shut the hell up yrabadi ya fuckface tool bag