Mr Money in the Bank Seth Rollins has never been one to mince his words in interviews and this was the case in his most recent sit down discussion.
The former tag team champion was recently interviewed by the This Is Awesome Wrestling Show where he was asked about former World Champion CM Punk and what he thought about his recent just to UFC.
He said: "Good for him. Kudos to Punk for finding himself something to do after WWE. He's made a big splash over the last few weeks between his podcasts and signing with UFC. I wish him the best of luck."
I really hope that he has as much success there as he has here. I think it will be very interesting for him to try something new. He's only been a pro wrestler since he was 18 years old. For him, at his age, to step out of his comfort zone and try something new is pretty admirable and I'm looking forward to seeing how he does."
He was then asked about the way the former Best in the World left the WWE and the comments he has made about the company since.
He continued: "I think it could have handled better, probably, on both sides. And I think down the road, people involved will say the same thing. But as much as I don't necessary agree with the way he left, I think I understand, mentally, where he was. This business can take a toll on you. You travel a lot.
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"You get beat up a lot. There's a lot of frustration that's involved and mentally, over time, that can wear on you. It can put you in place where you're a different person. And when you're not happy with who you are and the person you want to be, you gotta take a step back. You gotta look at things outside the bubble a little bit.
"I think that's what he did and I think he realized that he needed to take a step back and see what was going on. And if he didn't like it, then he can move on. I think they agreed to disagree. Like I said, could have been handled differently from a public relations standpoint on both sides. I think once the dust settles, everything will feel itself out and it should be alright."
The former member of The Authority was then asked if he would be open to a CM Punk return and he replied:
"I don't see why not. He's a self-admitted jerk, first of all. And if you listen to his podcast, he didn't say that he was in a great mood the last few months that he was there. He admitted how grumpy he was and how much of a jerk he was, even more than he already is. I think we would welcome him back.
"I'm not one to hold too much grudges. I think everyone deserves a second chance; an opportunity to redeem themselves. I would welcome him back. I'm sure he would face some resentment, as far as the locker room is concerned. But guys get over that stuff pretty quick. I think if it was best for business, yeah, I would be open to it for sure."
It's shocking for a top WWE superstar to come out and back CM Punk some what after what he has said about the company in recent weeks, but Seth has never really been a guy to worry about consequences, if there are to be any.
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