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Backstage News On CM Punk vs. Roman Reigns

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According to Sports Illustrated, WWE is planning to have CM Punk feud with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

However, the feud with Rollins is set to happen first (as seeds for that feud have been planted already) and Punk will feud with The Tribal Chief later.

In an update, the Wrestling Observer reported the following about Reigns vs. Punk:

“For right now, the plan is to take a lot of time before getting there. The feeling right now is that will be gigantic at the time they choose to get there.

Whether it results in (Paul) Heyman leaving Reigns for Punk and Punk going heel and Reigns face, which was the speculation we got, there are multiple different ways to approach that.”

Roman Reigns has noted in the past how CM Punk hurt his babyface push by revealing to the fans how WWE wanted him to make Reigns “look really strong”. So there’s a backstory for this feud.

Both men have faced off in a singles match only once. On the January 6th 2014 episode of “Old School RAW”, Reigns (a member of The Shield at the time) defeated Punk.

In 2021, Punk called Reigns ‘the total package’ and said Reigns is the best guy WWE has. Below is what he said about The Head of the Table on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast:

“A lot of the times the best stuff you also just got to go with the flow with it. I’ll use Roman Reigns as an example because if we’re talking about good stuff, if the WWE does anything good, this is the one thing they’re doing right right now is Roman Reigns. His character work, his in-ring stuff, it’s all great.

But I feel like classic WWE, they’re always 5 years, 10 years late. This is something that they should’ve done originally because they tried so hard to get this guy over as a babyface and they gave him x amount of (WrestleMania) main events and said this is the guy, this is the guy and he never really had his moments until now.

Maybe he needed that adversity and that backlash to finally be this guy but this is the one thing they’re doing right.

What can you say bad about what Roman Reigns is doing right now? He’s far and away the best guy they have. When you talk about storylines, in-ring work and all that stuff, right now he’s the total package.

For the first time in his career, and I’m not being mean to Roman Reigns, I just feel like he’s finally where they pushed him to be, it just took a minute.”

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