Seth Rollins Negotiated With WWE Over CM Punk Feud

Seth “Freaking” Rollins has made no bones about how he feels about CM Punk. The Second City Savior made his surprise return to WWE at Survivor Series and instantly triggered a meltdown from the former SHIELD leader. Rollins could be seen ringside cursing and flipping the bird at the recently terminated AEW star. Rollins was reportedly working fans and fellow roster members with his actions, but there is genuine bad blood between the two, at least in the past. Recently, Rollins opened up about how he felt Punk is a fraud who has trashed him, his friends, and the company he has passionately worked to help build for the last ten years.

On the SI Media podcast, Rollins was asked what it is like to work with someone in WWE, like Punk, who you have a genuine dislike for.

“It’s a negotiation, for sure, it’s a conversation,” he began. “It’s not like, no one’s forcing something on you, but I am a businessman, for sure. I’m open to doing business if it’s there to be done, and, shoot man, I’m open to mending fences if that’s even possible. I know that might sound crazy, but I’m open to it because, I mean, I’m 38 now, almost 38, and I ain’t got time. You know what I mean? I ain’t got time to hold all these grudges.

“So, I think it’s a lot of energy to hold that negativity in, and I’d like to put that energy somewhere and make it positive. So, I’m open to all different facets of what this could be. But yeah, there’s certainly conversations that go on. It’s not like a cut-and-dry; you have to do this. Now, sometimes it is, sometimes it is. I’ve been in positions where it’s like, this is your job, I pay you the check, this is what I want you to do.

“And that’s just how it is, and that’s okay, too. If you don’t like it, you can skip, and we don’t have to do business, but I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to stuff like that. So, I think there’ll be a way to make it work for everybody. And like I said, man if he says he’s the best in the world, that ain’t the case. I’m the best in the world. I make anything work no matter who it is.”

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