Seth Rollins and former WWE Champion CM Punk have called each other out on numerous occasions over the past week, leading to speculation among fans that we could get a dream match down the road.
Rollins opened up this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, where he berated the roster for their failures at Survivor Series. During the segment, fans began chanting "CM Punk," which prompted The Architect to respond.
"I tried to get (CM Punk) here, I'm sorry," Rollins said. "He didn't wanna show up. He wants to sit behind a desk in Los Angeles and talk about a change that he's too afraid to make himself."
Oftentimes, superstars just ignore the extremely common "CM Punk" chants. But Rollins took the bait on Monday, and his response apparently didn't sit well with WWE chairman Vince McMahon
McMahon was reportedly "furious" at Rollins, because he doesn't want superstars teasing matches that aren't being planned out by WWE. And Rollins did just that when he responded to the crowd on Monday night.
So why did Rollins end up calling out CM Punk anyway, likely knowing that Vince didn't want him to do so? He explained in an interview with KISS 103.5 (h/t Ringside News).
"Look, man. He spent five years on hiatus," Rollins said. "Good for him, hopefully he’s got his head right. But he comes back to sit behind a desk and talk? That’s not very CM Punk. That’s not the guy that they want. That’s not what they want."
Last week, Rollins challenged CM Punk to a match at WrestleMania, and one has to think that it didn't sit well with Vince. This came several days after Rollins called the new Fox analyst a "coward" on Twitter.
Don't Get Your Hopes Up Yet
Even though Rollins and CM Punk have had fun calling each other out while teasing a potential match, it doesn't seem like anything is close to happening yet. There aren't any indications that CM Punk has fully buried the hatchet with Triple H and Vince McMahon, either. So for now, fans just need to enjoy the Rollins-Punk feud, because there's a good chance that we'll never see them extend it into the ring.