AEW World Champion CM Punk has handed two months since he final competed inside a wrestling ring. The Second City Saint suffered a damaged foot on the June 1st version of AEW Dynamite throughout a trios contest the place he teamed with Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler to tackle Max Caster, Austin and Colten Gunn. It’s not fully clear as to when Punk suffered the damage, as some level to his entrance stage dive whereas others look to a clumsy touchdown following a springboard clothesline. While there is no such thing as a official timetable for Punk’s return, many count on him to be again in motion earlier than the top of the yr.
“It’s healing. It’s not healed. It feels like it’s on fire every day, partly probably because of how much you know I was on my feet all day yesterday,” Punk mentioned at San Diego Comic-Con final month. “It’s just, it’s a s–ty injury you know, not being able to walk and like my entire calf on that side kind of shut down so learning how to walk again is fucking frustrating, but I’m better than I was yesterday, I’ll be better tomorrow, and hopefully I’ll see everybody soon.”
While at SDCC, Punk’s injured foot was encased in a strolling boot. Now, three weeks later, the AEW Champion is strolling on his personal two ft.
I like strolling into the con with cm punk and danhausen pic.twitter.com/KY8GkADOZJ
— ashley @ c2e2 (@andcosplay_) August 7, 2022
Punk appeared at Chicago’s C2E2 expo this previous weekend and his strolling boot was nowhere to be seen. Recent updates claimed that Punk’s damage was “worse than expected,” however following profitable surgical procedure and progress like this, it is potential that he’ll be again in time for AEW All Out.
Before each SDCC and C2E2, AEW President Tony Khan supplied a quick replace on Punk’s restoration, noting that he’s very a lot on schedule.
“So, he’s doing well. He’s not behind in his recovery. Going into the [Comic-Con] panel, he’s doing well and on track, and we look forward to a great unification match when he’s back, whoever the Interim champion is,” Khan mentioned. “I can’t rule out [All Out on Sept. 4] but I also can’t promise because I don’t want to say anything when it comes to somebody’s recovery from a real, serious injury.”
The AEW Interim World Title is at the moment held by Jon Moxley, who defends it towards Chris Jericho this week on AEW Dynamite: Quake by the Lake.