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PUNK, CABANA SUED IN FALLOUT OF THANKSGIVING PODCAST

By Mike Johnson on 2015-02-19 19:55:35
WWE's Dr. Chris Amann filed a lawsuit earlier today against former WWE champion CM Punk and Colt Cabana in Cook County Civil Court, according to Cook County Record.

According to the newspaper article, Amann is, "claiming his reputation has suffered as a result of the former WWE wrestlers’ comments, Amann is seeking more than $1 million in compensatory damages, as well as an undetermined amount of punitive damages."

In the filing, Amann claims that everything Punk claimed about his medical care under Amann while working for WWE were false and "repeatedly and falsely impugned the integrity" of Amann.

In November 2014, Punk broke his post-WWE silence discussing his time in the company and the issues that led to his departure. He stated that a lump on his back was diagnosed as a fat deposit and despite several requests, it was not cut out. Punk later learned, after he left WWE, it was a MRSA staph infection that was cut out in what Punk described as the most painful experience in his life.

In response, in the suit, Amann stated he "was not requested by Brooks to treat and/or excise a lump, let alone a purple, baseball-sized lump."

Amann claims the comments made by Punk and Cabana on the Art of Wrestling podcast, "are highly offensive in that they accuse [him] of a gross lack of integrity as a medical doctor, an inability to perform his professional duties as a medical doctor, and in placing the financial interest of his employer above life-threatening health conditions of his patients."

Cabana is included in the lawsuit, according to the article, for allegedly "helping Brooks [Punk] falsely depict" Amann.

Given that the lawsuit was filed today, it's doubtful Cabana and Punk have been served yet.

Punk is now training for his UFC debut.

Thanks to Brent Stewart and everyone who sent that along.

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