Roman Reigns might be the top dog within the WWE at the moment, however he has not minced his words regarding another individual who was once a top-drawer performer for the company.
Asked if he would ever get involved in a match with CM Punk, the former Shield member revealed that he would do it for business-means, but admitted that he did not particularly like the former WWE Champion.
Speaking in an interview with the Load Management Complex podcast – via talkSPORT – Reigns stated: “If it’s something that the fans can get behind and that it can really make them sink their teeth into the product, and really dive into the creative with us, I’m willing to do it.
“I don’t like the guy, I don’t know many people who do, but I’m willing to put business first and make really good content if that’s the case.
“He’d probably have to be slapped around a few times in order to get his mind right, but if it’s willing, and the fans and the audience are going to like it and be into it, then most likely I’m going to be into it.”
There have been constant rumours surrounding a possible return to the ring for CM Punk, with many of those having been further intensified over the last 12 months or so as he works on a programme on Fox Sports covering their coverage of WWE Smackdown. Indeed, some bettors would have even decided to place a wager on a potential return for the 41-year-old, with many likely using a betting calculator such as The Bet Calculator.
The ex-WWE Champion, who went by the mantra of being ‘Straight Edge’, had a number of exceptional battles and storylines – including the story where he left the WWE as the Champion back in 2011 – however a high-profile fallout with Vince McMahon and Triple H saw him walk for good in 2014.
A Paul Heyman Guy, like Brock Lesner before him, Reigns appears to have been the latest to work with the talented manager and producer and has admitted that men like CM Punk have made his job a lot harder; but in a good way.
He added: “All the way from someone as big as The Rock, to someone like a CM Punk, for instance.
“Someone who really hits home with our home audience, our hardcore fans. If you’d watched wrestling for the past 10 to 15 years and you love it and it’s within your blood, then you probably have some kind of feelings about that guy.
“I know I do – just by doing one of these things, he made my job a lot harder.”