Roman Reigns has previously stated that he doesn’t think CM Punk was ever as good or over as The Rock or John Cena. Now, “The Big Dog” has taken some jabs at Punk’s work inside of the ring in AEW and his past performances in the UFC. Punk lost to Mickey Gall in his promotional debut and then his second fight to Mike Jackson.
Reigns was asked during an interview with Complex about a potential match with Punk, which is highly unlikely considering they’re in two different promotions that don’t have a working relationship. Also, Punk doesn’t have an interest in working for WWE again.
Reigns said if everything lined up perfectly and the fans wanted to see it then he wouldn’t say no, but from a personal level, it doesn’t do anything for him.
“That’s not going to elevate me at all. He’s older now. I haven’t really seen a full match. I’ve seen a clip or two. And to me, a step or two has been lost. Then also he got his [a**] whooped in the UFC. I don’t think anybody really believes someone 200 pounds soaking wet with no explosive bone in their body could ever really do anything to me.”
Reigns stated his height and weight before noting he’s a legitimate athlete who can throw some weight around and has been on the gridiron at the highest level. He thinks he would’ve been able to maintain in the NFL if he didn’t have health issues.
“So, I mean, when it comes down to it, I’ll throw him and pretty much the rest of that [AEW] roster out the club no problem. They’re just little brothers, you know?”
Reigns also explained in this interview why he doesn’t consider AEW to be competition to WWE.