Although WWE originally planned for World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to defend his title against CM Punk at WrestleMania 40, plans changed once Punk tore his triceps.
Speaking to Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture, Rollins was asked about the match getting nixed. He said,
“One of us is a fragile old man and one of us is a young stallion. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks, he’ll be back in a year or two until his next injury. I don’t know, I’d love to kick the crap out of him. I’m sure he’d love to get there and try to do something to me. It’s not going to work. Am I disappointed? I’d say a little bit. Only because I thought, if we had an opportunity to do it, stomping his head into the mat would be the best at WrestleMania. It would be the best at WrestleMania, in front of the biggest audience. A little bummed by that. I feel like, he’s talking about the greatest comeback of all time, I’ll be happy to stomp out that comeback when the time comes.”