Vince McMahon was not happy about Seth Rollins acknowledging the CM Punk chants by fans in Chicago on Monday night.
If you are confused as to whether Seth Rollins is supposed to be a face or a heel right now, join the club. It has seemed as if WWE wants him to be a face, but the way he has been acting on social media has led to fans going against him. His town hall meeting at the beginning of this week's Raw has only muddied the waters further.
Rollins gathered all of the Raw roster around the ring to open the show. Rather than give a rallying call to action after Team Red's poor showing at Survivor Series, The Architect ridiculed the Superstars he believed were to blame for the brand's crushing loss. That included Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair, Rey Mysterio, and Kevin Owens.
Before Rollins could berate that quartet, he was greeted with chants of "CM Punk" as soon as Raw went on the air. Since The Second City Saint is (sort of) back in WWE and Raw was in Chicago, it was always going to happen. Normally a wrestler being showered with Punk chants will try to ignore it. Rollins went the other way and referenced his recent challenges to Punk.
That response turned the Punk chants into boos, but apparently the one person who was more annoyed by Rollins' response than the fans was Vince McMahon. Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that the WWE chairman was furious at Rollins for referencing Punk live on Raw. Not because McMahon still harbors resentment for Punk, but because he hates it when Superstars tease a match that there are no plans to deliver.
Meltzer added that the whole thing could have been an angle planned between Rollins and McMahon, down to the boss being mad about it. That seems unlikely, though. It appears to be a case of Rollins not only teasing a match McMahon isn't planning to deliver, but at this point in time, it is one he couldn't deliver even if he wanted to. In the future, maybe. Right now, Punk does not intend on wrestling again.