Legendary wrestling booker and supervisor Dutch Mantell not too long ago provided his opinion on the rapid aftermath of CM Punk’s WWE return.
Punk made his first WWE look in nearly 10 years at Survivor Sequence: WarGames on Saturday in his hometown of Chicago. Because the occasion went off the air, followers captured Seth Rollins reacting furiously to his former opponent’s surprising on-stage cameo.
Social media customers had been torn over whether or not or not The Visionary’s response was actual or a part of a possible storyline. On Story Time with Dutch Mantell, the 73-year-old gave his verdict:
“I believe that is a piece [storyline],” Mantell mentioned. “Why would he get so upset? Actually? If it is a shoot [real], he is aware of he is gonna earn money, so it is gotta be a piece. But it surely was a great portrayal of what he is feeling at that second. It does not matter whether or not it is a work or a shoot or something, it nonetheless serves the identical function.” [1:46 – 2:16]
Shortly earlier than his WWE walkout, CM Punk feuded with Rollins on WWE tv between November 2013 and January 2014. The Greatest within the World even defeated Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns in a three-on-one handicap match at TLC 2013.
Why Dutch Mantell thinks CM Punk vs. Seth Rollins is a storyline
In recent times, CM Punk and Seth Rollins have taken photographs at one another in varied media interviews.
The wrestling enterprise typically blurs the traces between fiction and actuality. For that purpose, Dutch Mantell believes Rollins’ response will need to have been deliberate:
“He is a wrestler, and it is a fan-cam as a result of the corporate cams did not get this, did they? (…) I believe these scenes there are works as a result of no one else was performing that method, and I am considering why would he act that method anyway? You see what I imply? Anyway, we are going to see. It does not harm something. I do not assume it actually helps something both.” [2:23 – 3:31]
Two nights after his return, Punk appeared on the November 27 episode of RAW. He claimed to be a modified particular person and referred to WWE as “residence.”
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