After Lashing Out at Survivor Series, WWE Champion Extends Olive Branch to CM Punk

Published 12/08/2023, 12:39 PM EST

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While the WWE Universe is purely ecstatic about CM Punk’s comeback, a wrestler wasn’t too happy about it. WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has been very vocal about his dislike for CM Punk. Recently, however, the Heavyweight Champion seems to have softened in his opinion. In fact, he also mentioned mending things with Punk.

Seth Rollins is open to collaborating with Punk in the WWE

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins is contemplating reconciliation with his real-life rival CM Punk after the latter’s dramatic return at Survivor Series: WarGames. This is surprising, considering that Rollins’ initial reaction to Punk’s return was an epic tantrum and a defiant middle finger. Initially hesitant to discuss Punk, Rollins later revealed on the SI Media podcast his openness to bridging the gap in resolving their differences.


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Approaching 38, Rollins emphasized the impracticality of holding grudges, expressing a desire to redirect negative energy towards more positivity. He conveyed a willingness to explore various avenues for reconciliation, emphasizing his open-mindedness. 

He said, “I’m open to mending fences if that’s even possible. I know that might sound crazy, but I’m open to it. I’m almost 38, and I ain’t got time to hold all these grudges. I think it’s a lot of energy to hold that negativity in, and I’d like to put that energy somewhere else and make it positive.”

He also further added, “I’m open to all different facets of what this could be. I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to stuff like that. I think there will be a way to make it work for everybody.” Rollins, confident in his self-proclaimed status as the “Best in the World,” asserted his readiness to make amends with anyone, including Punk. 

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During the podcast, the World Heavyweight Champion delved into his viral reaction to Punk’s surprise WWE return at Survivor Series. Rollins reflected on learning about Punk’s return and assured that he has no reservations about working with Punk in the future. He also opened up about his beef with Punk in the same interview. 


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Rollins vs Punk feud

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins recently expressed in the same interview his frustration with CM Punk after the latter’s surprising return at Survivor Series. Rollins, upset by Punk’s past criticisms and derogatory remarks, flipped him off, which was captured in fan-recorded footage. 


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As Punk gears up for appearances on WWE Smackdown and Raw, including receiving a contract from Raw General Manager Adam Pearce, the feud with Rollins is just beginning. Rumors hint at a potential feud between Punk and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, adding more intrigue to the unfolding story.

Watch This Story: Roman Reigns Put to Shame as Seth Rollins Scores a Unique Record Despite the Former Being the Dominant World Champion.


Written by:

Sheron Singh


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Sheron Singh is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With more than 500 articles under her belt, this psychology graduate is one of the mainstays of the WWE division, with a knack of dissecting the highly charged drama of the ring. Sheron's love for professional wrestling started at the age of 6 when her father introduced her to it.
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Donna Eva