Speaking to Ariel Helwani at BT Sport to promote this weekend's SummerSlam PPV, Roman Reigns has thrown a sprinkling of shade in CM Punk's direction - and the Head of the Table's comments have caught the attention of WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.
After Helwani asked Reigns for this thoughts on part-time stars returning to take the spotlight from some of the full-time guys and gals on the WWE roster, the current Universal Champion threw out Punk's name and said the Second City Saint was never as good as John Cena or The Rock.
"I do think there's that strange threshold, but I think those statements are coming from bitter people who possibly thought they were better than they really were. When it comes down to it, CM Punk was not as good or as over as a John Cena, wasn't as good or as over or moved the needle like The Rock. It just was what it was."
Of course, Punk was extremely vocal in the past about part-timers returning and hogging the spotlight, particularly when The Rock returned to face John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania 28; a main event the Straight-Edge Superstar thought should've been him going up against Cena.
Once Roman's comments made their way online, the legendary Mick Foley was quick to respond and declare CM Punk as "damn good" and "damn over".
CM PUNK WAS DAMN GOOD, AND DAMN OVER.Advertisement
With one interview he changed the course of the wrestling business. He had great matches with a wide variety of opponents on a nightly basis. When/if he returns to wrestling, he will once again be damn good and damn over. @CMPunk https://t.co/di1QS7qkZq— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 19, 2021
It's all subjective whether CM Punk was ever better or more over than John Cena or The Rock, but those comparisons are obviously putting Punk up against two of the best to ever do it - one being the poster child of WWE for 15 years, the other being one of the top three names in company history.
As Foley said, there is no doubting that CM Punk was great, was over, and was responsible for some amazing matches and memories during his WWE career and beyond.