Roman Reigns Open To Facing CM Punk: He'd Probably Need To Be Slapped Around A Few Times

Roman Reigns is willing to do big business and long-term business depending on what is asked.

Reigns returned to WWE after a five-month hiatus at SummerSlam and immediately reclaimed his spot atop the mountain. Reigns has no shortage of opponents in WWE who make sense and who he could tell stories with, and he's looking to business the right way for the future or the biggest way in the present.

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"If I'm asked to build new stars, we need to build my character up a lot more, and that way we can really start diving in to building the future. I'm open to building up the mountain and letting the future climb it," Roman told Complex's Load Management podcast. "If we just want to create headlines and build really good TV, I'm into anybody who can garner that attention. Whether it's someone like Dwayne, if there's anyone to do it and anyone he would feel comfortable with in the ring and have the proper build-up who can rise to that occasion, there's no doubt in my mind that I'm the guy. We're definitely gonna have to crack a lot of eggs on the way to the omelet. That's just good TV. Going forward and building a really dominant bad guy like myself and here comes the astronomical superstar. You have to really build it."

He continued, adding CM Punk to his list of potential top opponents outside of The Rock, "All the way from someone as big as The Rock to someone like a CM Punk. Someone who really hits home with our home audience, our hardcore fans. If you've watched wrestling for the last 10-15 years and it's in your blood, you probably have some kind of feelings about that guy. I know I do. Just by doing one of these things, he made my job a lot harder 5-10 years ago. If it's something the fans can get behind and sink their teeth into the product and dive into the creative with us, I'm willing to do it. I don't like the guy, I don't know many people that do, but I'm willing to put business first and make good content. He'd probably need to be slapped around a few times in order to get his mind right. If the fans are going to like it, most likely I'm going to do it."

Punk left WWE in 2014 in a nasty split that ended up going to trial with WWE doctor Christopher Amann filing a defamation lawsuit against him. Punk began loosely working with WWE as part of WWE Backstage on FOX in November 2019, but has stated many times that he is not actively pursuing a return to wrestling.

However, The Rock seems more than willing to battle Reigns on the big stage at WrestleMania.

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