Friday, February 20, 2015

WWE Physician Files Suit Against CM Punk and Colt Cabana

In a fascinating turn of events WWE physician, Dr. Chris Amann has filed suit against CM Punk and Colt Cabana.  If you followed the story when it dropped after CM Punk's WWE release you'll know that it was on Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast that Punk accused Amann specifically of some questionable behavior.

The main thing was the alleged refusal to cut out and/or drain a fatty deposit that turned out to be a staph infection.  There were also claims of improper concussion treatments and diagnoses and generally behaving in a manner that suited WWE opposed to the talent and their medical issues and concerns.  That is a very serious charge and one that Punk made very loudly as the lawsuit points out.

In the DOT NET post on the matter I read it was stated this way.
Amann alleges that Colton helped Brooks falsely depict him as a lazy and bad doctor, and that both men "knowingly fabricated the false and disparaging statements." 
It takes a lot to surprise me, but I did not anticipate Dr. Amann firing back in a manner like this.  It will be very interesting to see what, if anything, comes of this.