The WWE return of CM Punk has shocked the wrestling world, but is Seth Rollins really upset about it?
Seth Rollins competed in the Men’s WarGames Match at Survivor Series in Chicago. As the World Heavyweight Champion on the Raw brand, he was one of the leaders on his team with Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso and the returning Randy Orton, who is back in WWE after being off for 18 months due to a back injury.
That five-man team picked up the victory over The Judgment Day’s Damian Priest, Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio & JD McDonagh, who were joined by Drew McIntyre. Rhodes got the pinfall win on Priest to win the match for his team.
After it appeared as though the broadcast was finished, “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour hit as former WWE Champion CM Punk made his WWE return after nearly ten years away from the company. The Chicago crowd was very loud for Punk’s return since he’s a local guy and they were chanting his name throughout the show.
Following the show, a video made its way around social media showing Seth Freakin’ Rollins swearing and doing middle finger gestures toward the entrance area where Punk was standing. Rollins was being held back by WWE’s announcers Michael Cole and Corey Graves along with WWE Officials while Sami Zayn & Cody Rhodes were standing nearby. This was not shown on television.
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Seth Rollins’ Reaction To CM Punk Is Expected To Be A Storyline
While there are some fans who think the Seth Rollins reaction is genuine due to whatever issues he might have with CM Punk, it’s apparently just a storyline done to rile up some WWE fans.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez both confirmed that it was just Rollins working. Meltzer would go on to reference past comments that Rollins made about Punk.
“That was 100% angle because, playing off the fact that months ago when somebody asked Seth Rollins, it’s like, ‘he’s a cancer, we don’t want him.’”
“Later, by the way, he said, ‘if the company wants him, and it’s the right thing,’ he doesn’t have a problem with it. But because he made that statement, they figured they could do a shoot angle with it. And it makes sense.”
What this leads to is anyone’s guess, but obviously, a Rollins-Punk feud leading to a match at a major show like WrestleMania is a possibility.
CM Punk is expected to be at Monday’s WWE Raw episode in Nashville, so perhaps there will be some sort of storyline with Rollins that begins there.