Seth Rollins Warns That CM Punk Might Cause WWE To Take “A Dip” in Business Despite Being a Financial Boon for the Company

Published 01/24/2024, 3:59 PM EST

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Almost everyone is aware of the heat between CM Punk and Seth Rollins. The beef between the two is not part of a storyline or kayfabe but is very much real. Rollins has called out Punk in the past, even calling him a cancer during the WWE 2k23 promotions. Now that Punk has returned to WWE, the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion is not quite happy about it.

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A few weeks ago, the two had a heated argument in the ring on the 12/11 episode of Raw back in 2023. Now, a month later, Rollins shared his views on Punk and how he is afraid that the Second City Saint might ruin what Rollins and company had built together.

Seth Rollins believes WWE might take a “nosedive” because of CM Punk

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While speaking with Daniel Cormier of ESPN’s DC&RC podcast, The Visionary shared his concerns with Punk returning to the company. He stated, “The Punk thing is interesting. It’s interesting. I never thought in a million years we’d be at this point.” Rollins further added that the moment of Punk’s return at Survivor Series was a surreal moment and he is happy for his fans. However, he stated, ” I just don’t want the problems that he brings. I don’t.”

Rollins stated that he believes that WWE is an incredible place and he has been an “anchor” for it at least in the past decade or so. He also talked about WWE’s latest deal with Netflix and how he believes that it is a big deal for WWE and the sports entertainment industry. However, he believes that WWE might lose it all due to Punk’s infamous antics.

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He concluded by saying, ” I don’t want him coming in here…I’ve used the word cancer before, I don’t want to get too deep into it. I don’t want him to be the reason this thing takes a nosedive or even takes a dip.”

Fans are familiar with how Seth Rollins feels about CM Punk. However, the numbers say that Punk has proven to be a good thing for WWE’s business.

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How did CM Punk’s return affect WWE’s business?

On the night when the Second City Saint returned to WWE, his merch sales crossed the six-figure mark. While the exact numbers are unknown, it is said to be at par with the base salary at WWE, which is $250,000 as of 2022. Initially, the store had just one t-shirt that highlighted his return. However, looking at the staggering sales, they decided to add more merchandise. But that was not the only record CM Punk broke on that night.

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The official 2-minute clip of CM Punk’s WWE return was watched over 7.2 million times just after 3 weeks of being uploaded. His return overshadowed Dwayne Johnson’s return as it garnered more views in a lesser time. Apart from that, Monday Night Raw’s viewership increased by 29% as 1.88 million people tuned in to watch CM Punk return to WWE on the episode after the 2023 Survivor Series. What do you think about Seth Rollins’ comments on CM Punk?

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