WWE released new CM Punk merchandise during WrestleMania XXX weekend in New Orleans. Based on the fact that Punk breached his contract by walking out on WWE, WWE is legally within their rights to unload their existing CM Punk merchandise inventory. However, the legalties of producing new merchandise for Punk and selling it while he is not active in the company becomes a bit tricky.
For whatever this is worth, Steve Austin noted on a recent podcast that he was not paid for the merchandise WWE sold of his when he walked out on the company, however the company did not produce new Austin merchandise while he was on that particular hiatus.
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