Roman Reigns says CM Punk needs to be ‘slapped around’ and welcomes WWE match
Roman Reigns has welcomed a WWE match with CM Punk, who he says needs to be ‘slapped around’.
Punk left the company in 2014 after a high-profile fallout with Vince McMahon and Triple H.
There are constant rumours regarding the 41-year-old’s return to WWE – and one of many dream matches could be against Universal champion Reigns.
In an interview with the Load Management Complex podcast, Reigns revealed his distain for Punk.
He said: “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.”
Reigns is on a roll in WWE having recaptured the Universal title at Payback last month.
Despite his dislike for Punk, Reigns knows how popular he is with WWE fans.
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.”