Former disgruntled professional wrestler Phil Brooks, who operates under the moniker "CM Punk," recently told podcast listeners that WWE's senior ringside physician, Christopher M. Amann, was a "worthless piece of shit" whose incompetence as a doctor led to a full-blown staph infection.
Cageside Seats with the transcription:
"Somewhere along the way I get this fucking lump on my fucking back, and this is where it gets good. So I go to Doc and I go 'fucking look at this. This wasn't here last week. What is that?' 'Oh, it looks like a...' what did he call it, not a hematoma, a fatty... I don't know, he said it was like a fatty deposit. He asked me if it hurt and I said 'no, but it wasn't there last week.' So I fucking let it go, fine. It gets bigger. A couple months later I'm like 'this fucking thing got bigger.' 'Does it hurt?' 'No.' 'Well, then, let's just leave it.' 'Let me ask you something, Doc, are you just... is that like your medical opinion or are you just a lazy piece of shit and you don't want to fucking do it? Because I've seen you cut like a million of these fucking things out of somebody.' 'Well, you've gotta wrestle tonight, and it might need like a stitch.' And that day I showed Doc that thing on my back which was now purple and the size of a fucking baseball. He went 'does it hurt?' And I went 'yeah, actually, it hurts like a motherfucker.' And the waistband of my tights was like right on it so I was constantly aware of it. It was so big I felt like if I bumped on it it would burst. But, like, I can't pop it, it's not like a fucking zit or anything. He's like 'well, I would cut it out now but you've gotta wrestle in the Rumble. I would probably want to put you on some antibiotics before I put...' and I went 'motherfucker, I've been on antibiotics since November. What are you doing? Just cut it! Cut it right now!' He won't do it. He just wouldn't do it. I didn't get it. So I gotta do this shit, I've gotta wrestle in the Rumble. So [during the match] I roll under the fucking corner and I motion to Doc, I go 'I have a concussion.' And he was like 'what do you want me to do?' And I just started laughing and I was just like 'Doctor, you are one of the most worthless pieces of shit I have ever met in my entire life.' So he goes 'do you want me to tell somebody?' And I go 'no, I'm just going to sit here for a minute. [After the match] I walked in back and Doc was there and he was like 'are you okay' and I was like 'cut this fucking thing out of me right now. Like, whatever the fuck it is, cut it out of me. I feel like fucking shit. I've had a fever for weeks, I'm fucking green when I look at myself on television.' And he won't do it because now he's like 'oh, it's the concussion, it's this, it's that, blah blah blah.' My lovely wife convinced me to go to her doctor in Tampa. Never seen him before, he's got no idea who I am. He's like 'okay, so what's the problem?' And I fucking yanked my shorts down and I show him this fucking thing on my back. And he looks right at it, he doesn't touch it, he just looks at it, cocks his head sideways and he goes 'that's a full-blown staph infection.'"
While only Brooks and Amann know what really went down, that little rant could end up costing "Punk" more than $1 million in compensatory damages, as well as an undetermined amount of punitive damages, according to a report from The Cook County Record.
The charge? Defamation!
That's unlikely to affect his latest endeavor, as Brooks has made the transition to mixed martial arts (MMA), but is not expected to make his debut for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) until the end of the year, or perhaps even early 2016.
Brooks has yet to comment on the lawsuit.