Hulk Hogan and CM Punk made controversial waves among the WWE Universe and wrestling circles for their departures from the sports entertainment giant over the past four years. Punk walked out in advance of WrestleMania 30 for irreconcilable differences with management, while Hogan was dismissed after tapes surfaced of The Hulkster’s racial tirade, designed to tarnish his legacy.
CM Punk has transitioned from the squared circle into the Octagon where he was defeated in his first and only professional fight with the UFC. Fans continue to chant his name in WWE arenas around the country, but the Straight Edge Superstar has remained steadfast in his desire never to return to pro wrestling. Since his firing, Hulk Hogan battled (and defeated) Gawker Media in court for leaking a sex tape. There have been several rumors that Hulk will make a surprise return to the company next month at WrestleMania.