Last week, the long-anticipated CM Punk trial involving WWE doctor Chris Amann started.
WrestleZone sent one of their reporters — Ross Berman — to attend the trial, and he has been recapping the CM Punk lawsuit case thoroughly, each day of the hearing. With much of the testimony completed, Cageside Seats reports that the judge in the case expects closing arguments to take place as early as Tuesday.
While the WWE is not officially part of the CM Punk trial, Amann is a doctor on staff with the company, and they are supporting him through this lawsuit.
To catch people up, On November 26, 2014, CM Punk was on The Art of Wrestling podcast, hosted by his close friend and fellow professional wrestler Colt Cabana. Sports Illustrated has the entire story, but here is the shortened version.
During this podcast appearance, Punk said that a high-ranking WWE doctor was to blame for a staph infection he had spreading after ignoring the signs. He said that the doctor made his health worse and he even grew ill due to alleged “substandard medical care”, with the doctor allegedly calling his staph infection a “fatty deposit”.
While he never mentioned Amann by name, it was apparent who CM Punk was talking about to fans of the WWE. He also said that he was getting sick after every match and the doctor kept giving him Z-Paks and ignoring the symptoms.