CM Punk, the AEW world champion, will have surgery
CM Punk, the AEW world champion, will have surgery, and an interim champion will be crowned at the Forbidden Door PPV.
The victory lap for CM Punk as AEW world champion will have to wait. On Friday’s edition of AEW Rampage, Punk revealed that he is wounded and will have surgery. Punk told supporters that this was only a blip on the radar and that he would not retire.
Punk announced the news just five days after winning the world title at AEW Double or Nothing by defeating “Hangman” Adam Page. The former WWE champion gave a passionate speech about his intention to give the AEW audience his finest performance.
“The unfortunate news is that I’ve been hurt and will require surgery,” Punk explained. “There are a few things that aren’t working. The most important thing is my heart, since there is nothing I like more than performing for you, and I wanted to go on a run like no other. The bad news is this. The good news is that I’m still capable of doing everything. I promised I’d keep going till the wheels fell off. The wheels, at least, are still in place. They haven’t come off yet. It’s only that one of them isn’t working. But I’ve been through worse.”
Punk stated that he was prepared to give up the AEW world title, but AEW founder Tony Khan was against it.
Punk explained, “I told Tony before I came out here that I didn’t want to hold this place up.” “There’s a lengthy list of people in the rear who can step into my shoes. That has the potential to be champion. Bryan Danielson is who I’m referring to. I’m referring to Jon Moxley. I’m not here to obstruct anyone’s progress. I informed Tony that I would vacate the championship, but Tony stated that he believes in CM Punk and that this is merely a stumbling block. I’ll tell you what, it was just what I needed to hear.
“I’m the champion for a reason, and I’m going to prove it to you. I’ll be larger, quicker, stronger, and more hungry than ever before. And, by God, I’m going to show you.
There was some uncertainty over the future of the AEW world title at first. During the programme, Chris Jericho, who works for AEW as both an in-ring performer and a commentator, mentioned that Punk was losing his title. In its place, an interim AEW world champion will be crowned. On Wednesday’s edition of AEW Dynamite, there will be a fight royal. The victor of the battle royale will compete in the main event against Jon Moxley later that evening. Whoever wins Wednesday’s main event advances to the Forbidden Door pay-per-view to battle for the interim championship. Punk was supposed to battle Hiroshi Tanahashi of New Japan Pro Wrestling at the June 26 PPV event.