Roman Reigns is at the head of the table in WWE as the reigning Universal Champion and top star on WWE SmackDown.
CM Punk's return to wrestling helped boost multiple metrics in AEW and took many headlines during WWE SummerSlam weekend.
Reigns and Punk have a storied history as The Shield (Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Jon Moxley) debuted at WWE Survivor Series 2012 to help Punk against Ryback and John Cena.
Speaking to Mike DeStefano of Complex, Reigns weighed in on the possibility of facing Punk in what is considered to be a dream match by wrestling fans.
"So I answered a question similar to this a while ago, and it falls back to what our audience wants to see. If our audience wanted to see it and they were clamoring for it, couldn’t shut up about it, and all the stars aligned, as a businessman and as a performer who was trying to seek out the very best for the audience and try to captivate, I wouldn’t say no. But I mean, on a personal level, it doesn’t do anything for me. That’s not going to elevate me at all," he said. "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 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. I’m 6’3”, 265 pounds, a legitimate athlete who can throw some weight around and has been on the gridiron at the highest level. D1. All ACC. I probably would’ve maintained in the NFL if my health issues didn’t happen when I was 22 years old. So, I mean, when it comes down to it, I’ll throw him and pretty much the rest of that roster out the club no problem. They’re just little brothers, you know?"
Punk will be in action on Friday's AEW Rampage as he takes on Matt Sydal. Reigns will be part of the final SmackDown before Crown Jewel.
Fightful will have live coverage of WWE SmackDown at 8 p.m. ET and AEW Rampage Buy-In at 9 p.m. ET.