Rhea Ripley was seemingly not happy with CM Punk’s return at last night’s WWE Survivor Series event. Ripley gave the middle finger salute to the camera in order to express her displeasure.
Rhea Ripley’s reaction during CM Punk’s return tonight at #SurvivorSeries:
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It has been noted that WWE Survivor Series witnessed the triumphant return of CM Punk after nearly a decade away from the wrestling giant. Another WWE superstar, Seth Rollins, had a less-than-warm welcome for the Second City Saint.
CM Punk’s tumultuous relationship with WWE hit its breaking point in 2014 when he walked out following the Royal Rumble, citing dissatisfaction with the company. Fast forward nearly ten years, and the wrestling world erupted as Punk made his sensational comeback at Survivor Series.
As Punk made his way out of the entranceway, the WWE universe couldn’t believe their eyes. The event was memorable from start to finish, but the return of the cult favorite stole the show.
However, in an unseen backstage moment caught on camera, Seth Rollins, who had participated in the WarGames match earlier in the night, had an explosive reaction to Punk’s reappearance. Rollins was visibly irate, flipping the bird at Punk and even exclaiming ‘F*** you.’ It took the efforts of WWE personnel, including Michael Cole and Corey Graves, to restrain Rollins.