Seth Rollins Blasts CM Punk In Scathing New Interview

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Seth Rollins has branded CM Punk a “fraud” in a brutal new interview.

Back in January when rumours of a WWE return for CM Punk began to swirl, Seth Rollins held nothing back on the issue, calling the star a “cancer.” Fast forward ten months and CM Punk has completed a remarkable comeback to WWE and is seemingly on a collision course with Rollins on Monday Night Raw.

When Punk made his return at Survivor Series, Rollins appeared to be nothing less than irate, blurring the lines between fiction and reality. Meanwhile, Bobby Lashley has since claimed that some in WWE were “very against” CM Punk coming back to the company.

Speaking in a new interview with Jimmy Traina for Sports Illustrated, Rollins dived into his very personal issues with Punk.

“A lot of it is personal. A lot of it is stuff I don’t really want to get into. For the most part, I just think he’s been really selfish when it comes to his perspective on the industry. I think he’s been extremely self-serving, has played the martyr role to a tee and has, for someone who, when I met the guy, and look, I have a lot of good things to say about parts of my relationship with him. He helped me in places when he didn’t have to, whether that was for his own good or not, I’m not entirely sure. Regardless, it helped me get where I needed to go and do the things I needed to do.

For a guy who, when I met him, made it seem like he was all about giving back to the business, he really turned into a pretty selfish guy and wanting to take more from the industry. Look, he said some really bad things about me. Talked down about me for years, and the company, for years.

I’m talking some really bad stuff. Called me a bootlicker and crap like that. You don’t know me. You don’t know what I stand for. I’m a loyal person, and I felt pretty insulted by a lot of the ways he treated me, treated the place I work for, treated friends that I worked with. I don’t need to get into any of the stuff with Colt Cabana if you want to look at that kind of stuff, that’s out there. Just the way he treated people.

The way I felt like he’s only looking out for himself, and then the way he talked about me and my friends and the people who are here putting the hard work in at WWE, trying to make this thing as good as we possibly can because we love the industry, truly love it, not just what it can do for us, we actually love it and want to give back to it and make it the best it could possibly be.

I also felt like he’s a fraud in that sense, or at least turned into one at some point in the last decade. That’s the long of it. It’s a deep-rooted, I wouldn’t call it hatred, but there’s animosity there.”

CM Punk Heading For SmackDown

Although the former AEW star missed the December 4th episode of Raw, CM Punk is slated to appear on the upcoming episode of SmackDown. The show will also see Randy Orton wrestle on the blue brand for the first time since May 2022.

Orton made his own return to SmackDown on December 1st signing an exclusive contract with the brand.

H/t to Fightful