Ryback Says Problems With CM Punk Started Over Merchandise Sales

Ryback discusses his issues with CM Punk.

Ryback and CM Punk did not like each other, the pair would work together at the backend of 2012 and once again in 2013.

While speaking on Disco Inferno and Konnan’s K100 show, Ryback revealed that CM Punk’s issues with him initially started due to merchandise sales.

“We got along great, I thought, prior to that. I can tell you, him and [John] Cena were the two [highest] merch sellers when I came up and I got hot, and I’ll never forget he came over to me when the merch guys were showing me the numbers, and Punk became aware of it and he goes, ‘Holy s***.’ From that point forward, I felt like everything kinda changed with everything.

It’s unfortunate. Colt Cabana actually apologized to me for all of that (…) I worked with top guys my whole time. Even no matter where I was at on the card, live events, I was with top guys from the beginning to end.”


Punk has spoken about the tension between the two in the past, as referenced by Ryback. This would lead to a lot of trouble for Ryback, who still hasn’t recovered in the eyes of most wrestling fans.

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