WWE Survivor Series ended in a big way in Chicago. Just after Drew McIntyre and Judgment Day lost that big WarGames match, CM Punk returned to make a lot of noise. This is a very interesting situation, because Seth Rollins didn’t seem happy about things.
After the main event of Saturday’s Survivor Series premium live event featured The Judgment Day and Drew McIntyre facing off against Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton in the Men’s WarGames Match. When CM Punk made his return to WWE afterward, Seth Rollins was seen acting not too happy in the ring.
In response to CM Punk’s appearance, Seth Rollins had a confrontational interaction with him near the stage area, requiring security intervention. Rollins was seen making offensive gestures and using profanity towards Punk. This raised questions about whether Rollins’ reaction was part of the storyline or a genuine emotional response. Given the history between Punk and Rollins, some speculated that Rollins might have had personal issues with Punk’s return.
Dave Meltzer then stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that this was 100% an angle. WWE was aware that Seth Rollins made statements about CM Punk months ago, where he called Punk “a cancer,” and they were running an angle.
“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.”
CM Punk certainly drove a lot of attention to WWE, but the company is already going through a booming period in its history. Now that Punk is back, it appears that there are several stories to tell.
We will have to see what is going to happen next in this situation. You never know what is going to happen next, as they proved tonight in Chicago. For more on this story, and so many more, please stay tuned with us here at Ringside News.
What are your thoughts on the angle involving CM Punk’s return and Seth Rollins’ reaction? Do you think this storyline will lead to a feud between them, or is it just a one-off angle? Share your predictions and opinions on how WWE is handling this situation!