"The sad thing is that their real life animosity is a better story than 99.9% of the crap the writers are putting out there for WM thus far."
Besides the fact that Punk hates everyone, can you add to this? What is the backstory?
Sorry, I keep forgetting that everyone doesn't listen to the Observer show on the way to work in the mornings. Basically Vince is telling people that he'll take Punk back when it happens, but HHH is taking more of a "good riddance" attitude towards his departure, because Punk's been a pain in the ass for a long time now and HHH kind of wanted this to happen. But he's not going around bashing him or anything because he's also trying to be the diplomat about it, which I think would be an interesting dynamic when Punk returns, kind a new twist on the Austin/McMahon dynamic with HHH being the reluctant heel or even turning into a babyface boss.