- Rollins’s vehement reaction to CM Punk’s return has raised questions about the authenticity of the situation.
- Footage shows Rollins in a state of utter disbelief and agitation, flipping off and shouting at Punk.
- Reports indicate that Punk’s deal with WWE spans three years, raising concerns about a potential clash between Rollins and Punk.
Survivor Series witnessed an unexpected and explosive moment as the return of CM Punk sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe. Fans went absolutely crazy. However, the aftermath revealed a potential backstage storm, particularly involving Seth Rollins, whose vehement reaction to Punk’s return has raised questions about the authenticity of the situation. Rollins has not held back about his feelings about Punk.
When asked in a prior interview if he would ever want him back, Rollins told Nick Hausman of WrestlingInc. “Oh Philly Phil, stay away. Stay away, you cancer. Get away from me forever. I don’t like Phil, he’s a jerk. Did we just figure that out, did we just figure that out? He’s a jerk…we figured it out over there, we knew it over here. I don’t want him back. Go do something else. Bye bye, see ya later.” With that being the way Rollins feels about Punk, it’s not a shock he’d be unhappy to see him, especially if he wasn’t made aware prior.
Footage captured by multiple fans depicts Rollins in a state of utter disbelief and agitation when Punk’s iconic music hit. The intensity escalated as Rollins, on the outside of the ring, resorted to vehemently flipping off and shouting at Punk, necessitating restraint from those around him. The real nature of this confrontation remains uncertain, with fans speculating on whether it is a carefully orchestrated storyline (work) or a manifestation of genuine animosity (shoot).
Reports from PWInsider add complexity to the situation, indicating that CM Punk’s deal with WWE spans three years and was finalized on the same day as Survivor Series. This raises concerns about the potential clash between Rollins and Punk, and if the animosity is genuine, WWE may face the challenge of reconciling the two over the course of Punk’s tenure.
CM Punk Has Returned To WWE
With rumors running rampant heading into Survivor Series, it turns out the buzz was true. CM Punk has returned to WWE.
Rollins has navigated previous beefs with fellow wrestlers successfully, but Punk’s historical reputation for exacerbating backstage issues adds a layer of uncertainty. The hope among fans and WWE is that cooler heads will prevail, facilitating a resolution between the two if the tension is indeed genuine.
If Rollins Was Acting, He Was Incredible
If this incident is part of a scripted narrative, Rollins deserves credit for his impeccable performance in selling the moment. The involvement of Michael Cole and Corey Graves in restraining Rollins adds an air of authenticity to the situation, heightening the intrigue surrounding the backstage dynamics. Rollins’ immediate and intense reaction to Punk’s music further adds to the mystery, as it appears that even those inside the ring were taken aback by the unexpected turn of events.
It sounds like Rollins isn’t the only one upset. Talk that another wrestler stormed out is going around right now.