The lawsuits filed by Colt Cabana (Scott Colton) and CM Punk (Phil Brooks) have been settled and bring an end to an ugly fight between the former friends.
Last week, their docket had been updated on the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court with a notice of a stipulation to dismiss on Wednesday and the following day, it listed the status of the suit as “dismiss by stipulation or agreement”.
The two were sued by Dr. Chris Amann following Punk’s pair of interviews on Cabana’s “Art of Wrestling” podcast in November 2014. The case went to trial in the spring of 2018 with Punk and Cabana prevailing but left with enormous court costs.
The two had a falling out in the leadup to the trial that ultimately led to Punk’s legal firm dropping Cabana, who sought his own council for the trial. Cabana sued Punk in August 2018 for the $200,000 for the legal fees associated with Cabana hiring his own representation arguing that their prior agreement was that Punk would cover all legal costs. Cabana was also seeking $1 million in punitive and exemplary damages.
Punk filed a countersuit this past June for $600,000 for general damages along with interest and legal fees associated with Dr. Amann case that Punk stated cost him $1.2 million.
PWinsider.com reports that the two jointly filed for the case to be dismissed. The site adds that there was no financial settlement with both agreeing to drop their claims. The suit was dismissed with prejudice and therefore, no further lawsuits can be filed regarding the matter.
In response to a Twitter user defending Cabana, Punk issued the following responses:
Why’d he ask to settle then? I wanted it to go to trial! Play stupid games, win stupid prizes! Enjoy donating to the eventual “woe is me” go fund me account.
HE SUED ME. He wanted to end the dumb shit HE started? I asked to speak to him, he declined. I asked to enter mediation, he declined. I offered money, IT WASNT ENOUGH! I never wanted ANY of it. He’s as greedy as you are ignorant to who I am, and fooled by who he is.
I loved the guy. Would’ve done anything for him. And the irony is, if he just would’ve asked for the money, I’d have given it to him. Instead he tried to extort me.
The full thread on Twitter can be read here for the proper context.
POST Wrestling did reach out to Colt Cabana regarding the settlement and he declined to comment.