Big Update on Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre Reactions Over CM Punk’s Return – Following Saturday’s Survivor Series main event, where The Judgment Day, Drew McIntyre, and JD McDonagh faced off against Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton in the Men’s WarGames Match, CM Punk made an unexpected return to WWE.
Seth Rollins’s reaction stirred attention as he had to be held back by security near the stage while gesturing and speaking angrily towards Punk. This raised questions about whether Rollins’ response was part of the show or stemmed from genuine feelings. Considering Rollins and Punk’s known strained history, doubts surfaced regarding Rollins’ thoughts on Punk’s return.
Reports earlier indicated that multiple WWE talents weren’t pleased with Punk’s comeback. Wrestlers involved in the WarGames match were informed about Punk’s return prior to the bout.
Dave Meltzer, speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, suggested that Rollins’ reaction was scripted, referencing Rollins’ previous comments about Punk. Meltzer highlighted how Rollins had previously referred to Punk as problematic but later expressed openness to Punk’s return if it was what the company desired, providing a potential basis for a storyline angle involving their past discourse.
“That was 100% angle because, playing off the fact that months ago when somebody asked Seth Rollins, it’s like, ‘he’s a cancer, we don’t want him.’ Later, by the way, he said, ‘if the company wants him, and it’s the right thing,’ he doesn’t have a problem with it. But because he made that statement, they figured they could do a shoot angle with it. And it makes sense.”
As noted, Drew McIntyre’s abrupt departure backstage, characterized by slamming a locker room door and leaving the arena, also caught attention. Witnesses described his evident anger as a notable and disruptive occurrence.
Dave Meltzer acknowledged McIntyre’s visible distress, affirming it as a genuine reaction and not part of a scripted storyline. While uncertain about the exact cause of McIntyre’s upset, Meltzer shared that sources within WWE speculated it might be linked to CM Punk’s return, although this couldn’t be confirmed definitively.
Meltzer also hinted at potential implications for McIntyre in 2024, suggesting it could be a significant year for him, especially with his contract nearing its end and WWE’s apparent interest in retaining him.
“Yeah, he was very upset. As the night went on, he was less upset. And as far as the reason he left, I don’t want to give any wrong information. I will say that people in the company who told me thought it had to do with [CM] Punk. I cannot confirm that. Only that’s what people in the company thought. But he was legitimately upset about something, whatever it was, I don’t know.”
Big Update on Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre Reactions Over CM Punk’s Return