Seth Rollins Admits CM Punk Was A “Good Guy” To Him

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Seth Rollins was asked about CM Punk again in an interview and this time did have some positive things to say about the former WWE Champion.

When Seth Rollins (now Seth “Freakin” Rollins) debuted on the WWE main roster at Survivor Series 2012, it was when Seth was a part of The Shield with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose (aka Jon Moxley). CM Punk was the heel WWE Champion in a triple threat match against John Cena and Ryback. The Shield put Ryback through the commentary table while Punk beat Cena to retain the WWE Title.

The concept of The Shield was a CM Punk idea with Punk wanting Rollins, Ambrose and Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero) in the group, but WWE replaced Ohno with Reigns. The Shield ended up being their own entity and were not officially grouped with Punk, but that was the original idea behind the group.

In January 2014, Punk quit WWE after being frustrated with the creative direction of the company. In June 2014, Seth Rollins turned on his Shield buddies, won Money in the Bank and became WWE Champion for the first time at WrestleMania 31 in 2015.

Recently, Seth Rollins called CM Punk a “cancer” while telling him to “stay away” from WWE saying they don’t want him. Punk is still under AEW contract after debuting in the company in the summer of 2021 although his future remains cloudy due to the backstage fight he was part of in September 2022.

During an interview with Covino & Rich, Seth Rollins hinted at his past comments regarding Punk while adding that Punk did a lot of good for Seth’s career too.

“I don’t need to repeat what I said about Chicago Phil in an interview last week. But if you need to, I’m sure you can Google it. Look, the bottom line is, it’s the same as with Logan Paul. Punk and Logan Paul are two different personalities, but they’re as selfish as it comes. If you’re not gonna help, then I don’t want you to be a part of our industry. I don’t want you to be a part of our company, and that’s all there is to that.”

“Here’s the thing, I’ll say one thing about Punk. I’ll end it on a positive note with him. That guy has given my career so much that it pains me to have to say bad things about him. He helped me out, he really did. He’s been a good guy to me for a lot of my career. But for whatever reason, for the past maybe six-seven years, he’s in a different head space, and we’re not on the same page.

“To see kind of what he’s done and taken and taken, it’s always been about him, I’m not a fan. I’m just not a fan. There’s a place for him, man. He’s got a lot to give. I just wish his head was in the right spot.”

While Rollins didn’t specifically mention Punk coming up with the idea behind The Shield in WWE, that could have been what Rollins was referring to when he said Punk helped him out. They also did wrestle in WWE quite a few times although not when Seth Rollins was a main event-level performer.

H/T Fightful