Seth Rollins has left fans in absolutely no doubt about what he thinks about CM Punk after labelling the AEW star “a cancer.”
CM Punk has proved a controversial figure on a few major occasions throughout his career. The former WWE Champion famously walked out of WWE on the night after the 2014 Royal Rumble after growing increasingly frustrated by his creative direction.
Punk was ultimately fired by WWE later in the year, receiving his walking papers on his wedding day and he continued to stay away from the wrestling business until he began appearing on WWE Backstage at the behest of FOX.
When that show ended, Punk seemed to be in the wrestling wilderness again until he made his debut for AEW in August 2021. CM Punk became AEW World Champion at Double Or Nothing in 2022 but injury hampered that reign. He returned to action in August and then ultimately re-captured the title at All Out. However, that show will forever be overshadowed by what happened afterward.
Punk was caught up in an alleged backstage fight with The Elite which saw all four men stripped of their respective titles and suspended from the company. The Elite has since returned to action while Punk’s future looks increasingly uncertain.
Rumours persist about CM Punk’s future with some even suggesting that he could make a sensational return to WWE if his contract situation with AEW is resolved. However, it doesn’t look like that would be universally appreciated.
In an interview with Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman ahead of the 2023 Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins has called CM Punk “a cancer” and warned him to steer clear from WWE. Whether this will elicit a response from Punk remains to be seen.
“Philly Phil, stay away. Stay away, you cancer, get away from me forever. I don’t like Phil. I don’t like Phil, he’s a jerk. Did we just figure that out? Everybody in the room is like, ‘did he say that?’ Yeah, he’s a jerk. Come on. We figured it out over there, we knew it over here. I don’t want him back. Go do something else. Bye bye. See you later.”
— WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) January 28, 2023