Seth Rollins recently delved into the details of his animosity towards CM Punk during an interview with Jimmy Traina on the SI Media podcast. Rollins believes Punk’s perspective on the industry has been self-serving and that he has effectively played the role of a martyr.
“A lot of it’s personal, a lot of it’s stuff that I don’t really want to get into but for the most part, I just think he’s been really selfish when it comes to his perspective on the industry. I think he’s been extremely self-serving, has played the martyr role to a tee.
Look, I got a lot of good things to say about parts of my relationship with him. He helped me in places when he didn’t have to, whether that was for his own good or not I’m not entirely sure but regardless, it helped me get where I needed to go and do the things I needed to do.
For a guy who, when I met him, made it seem like he was all about giving back to the business, he really turned into a pretty selfish guy and really wanted to take more from the industry.”
Rollins continued about Punk:
“He said some really bad things about me. Talked down about me for years, and the company for years. I’m talking some really bad stuff, called me like a bootlicker and crap like that. You don’t know me, you don’t know what I stand for.
I’m a loyal person and I just felt pretty insulted by a lot of the ways he treated me, treated the place that I work for, treated friends that I worked with. I don’t need to get into any of the stuff with Colt Cabana. If you want to go and look at that kind of stuff, that’s out there.
Just the way he treated people. The way I felt like he was only looking out for himself and then the way he talked down about me and my friends and the people who are here putting the hard work in in WWE trying to make this thing as good as we possibly could because we love the industry, truly love it, not just what it can do for us. We actually love it, want to give back to it, and want to make it the best it can possibly be. And I always just felt he was a fraud in that sense, or at least, he turned into one at some point in the last decade.
That’s the long of it. It’s a deep, deep-rooted, I wouldn’t call it a hatred, but a certain animosity. There’s animosity there, no doubt about it.”
Seth Rollins has recently been vocal about his deep-rooted animosity towards CM Punk. Rollins has even gone as far as calling Punk a “cancer” and saying he wants him to stay away from him and the WWE.
The tension between the two wrestlers has been building for some time, with Rollins even flipping off and yelling at Punk during his WWE return. It remains to be seen if this animosity will eventually lead to a match between the two, but it is clear that there is no love lost between Seth Rollins and CM Punk.