Sami Zayn Opens Up About Where Things Stand Between Himself And CM Punk

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CM Punk is a controversial figure because people either like him as a friend or dislike him completely. Despite his previous issues, Zayn has decided to start fresh with Punk.

During an interview with the Gorilla Position, Zayn discussed his relationship with Punk since his return to WWE. Zayn admitted that there was some “weird stuff” between them in the past. However, they are starting over after discussing their previous issues.

Kevin Owens, who is good friends with Zayn, has had issues with Punk since their ROH days. Owens recently discussed their current relationship. For more on that, click here.

“I’ve known him a very, very long time. There have been some ups, there have been some downs. And he showed up and I was like, ‘Look, I just don’t want this to be weird. So, like, you know, say whatever you need to say. Say your piece.’ I said my piece. And like, clean slate. That’s it. You know what I mean? You just can’t walk around harboring resentment. Because I just don’t want him to walk by and be like a black cloud. Like, I work here, you know what I mean? Or vice versa. I don’t want him to see me and go [groans]. Hey, whatever happened, cards on the table, let’s just, ‘Clean slate? Good? Good? Ok.’

And that’s it. That’s how I approach, I guess not just him but life. I’ve found in my experience it’s kind of exhausting to hate people [laughs]. The only person who’s mad is you, you know what I mean? They’re just walking around but you’re the one all of a sudden under a cloud of negativity. So I just don’t want that cloud. So has there been some weird stuff between us in the past? Sure. I think 90 percent of people you ask about Punk would probably say the same. But as far as I’m concerned, hey, we gotta work together, you’re here, you’ve been through a lot in your life, let’s just clean slate, start over, and, you know, whatever. That’s it.”

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