WWE Rumor Roundup: Backstage plans for CM Punk, Vince McMahon furious with Seth Rollins and more – 26th November 2019
In today's roundup, we take a look at the original plans WWE had for The Fiend at Survivor Series and why WWE are planning to take legal action against All Elite Wrestling. The two companies might be locked in a lawsuit for some time if things get heated up.
But, before we head to that, let us take a look at the two big headline-makers of the day:
Backstage plans for CM Punk
WWE are already planning what to do with CM Punk despite him not actually working with them. The company knows his crowd-pull and want to use it to their advantage.
According to PWInsider, WWE are looking to get CM Punk to appear as a guest on Stone Cold Steve Austin's 'The Broken Skull Sessions' podcast. The new podcast was launched on Sunday following the pay-per-view, with The Undertaker as the first guest.
PWInsider's report read: “The Steve Austin-Undertaker WWE Network broadcast is now streaming and is a great discussion between the two, well worth going out of your way to watch. There was a lot of talk over the weekend internally that WWE wanted CM Punk for a future Austin episode.”
Vince McMahon furious with Seth Rollins
It was a WWE show in Chicago and without a doubt, there were 'CM Punk' chants in the arena. The crowd was chanting Punk's name ahead of the Town Hall on Monday Night RAW and Seth Rollins responded by saying:
"I tried to get him (Punk) here, I'm sorry, he didn't want to show up. He wants to sit behind a desk in Los Angeles and talk about a change he's too afraid to make himself."
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio is now reporting that Vince McMahon was furious with the former WWE Universal Champion for his words. The chairman was reportedly 'visibly upset' and did not like the response one bit. Meltzer said:
"Unless Seth and Vince worked it out and Vince was working everyone backstage by acting furious when this is going on, Vince was really upset about Seth responding to this. Vince's rule is that you do not push the idea of a match that you aren't going to deliver."
CM Punk is contracted with FOX and not WWE and has already ruled out a return at the Royal Rumble.