Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter wrote the following on his message board regarding why WWE is firing back at CM Punk through Dr. Chris Amann's defamation lawsuit against CM Punk and Colt Cabana:
WWE lost round one to a guy they now believe beat them at their own game and they can't say that so this is what they are doing.
When they settled, they thought he had them dead to rights. Now they think he outworked them and they don't take that as well.
Thoughts about who wins the court case is missing the entire point. It's never going to trial. It's about revenge for them being worked into caving early. At least that's their version. They have to use the doctor because they can't sue.
But they absolutely believe they are in the right."