According to a June 20 report from Fansided, recently retired pro wrestling superstar CM Punk and hard-hitting WWE Divas contender AJ Lee are expecting their first child later this year. No word yet on when the baby is due, but it will likely be in the late-winter of this year. The pregnancy might be shocking to some, but it all makes sense considering the way Lee went on a sudden hiatus from the WWE two months back.
Punk and Lee have not yet announced if they are expecting a boy or girl. They also haven't announced what they plan to name the child. So now the question is what happens with the WWE Divas division?
Lee, 27, shockingly lost her WWE Divas Championship belt to promotional newcomer Paige during the Apr. 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, and she hasn't appeared at any WWE shows ever since. Most fans knew that Lee was taking a short break from active competition to marry Punk in early-June, but it wasn't confirmed that she was pregnant until the morning of June 20.
Originally the plan was for Lee to return to action this fall, following the WWE's tour of Europe. Now it's looking like she'll be out until at least early-2015. Since Lee's departure, the WWE Divas division has been in flux, with Paige, Alicia Fox and Summer Rae all getting nice pushes, but none truly breaking out into superstars.
As for Punk, he hasn't appeared at any WWE house shows since walking away from the promotion in January. The 35-year-old Punk has been rumored to be returning for months, but it now seems more unlikely than ever since he'll be a father. Fans shouldn't expect Punk to ever return to the WWE at this point.
Having a newborn to look after should be enough to keep Punk's hands full for the foreseeable future. He seems quite happy in retirement, so perhaps its time for WWE Universe to quit speculating about his potential comeback. Punk left the WWE following this year's Royal Rumble, after the promotion scripted Batista to win instead of him.
Punk was apparently legitimately burnt out, and needed time to heal his aching body. His WWE contract is set to expire next month. Unless the WWE extends his contract to prevent him from competing in other promotions, he'll be free to test the open market.