There was reports that CM Punk may’ve suffered some type of an injury during his AEW World Heavyweight Championship match against Jon Moxley this past weekend at All Out. The Wrestling Observer noted Punk’s injury might’ve come from a top rope maneuver. During the post-show media scrum, Punk was seen icing his arm.
On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, it was reported Punk had torn a muscle in his arm and that he would require surgery. This comes after AEW President Tony Khan announced a tournament last night on Dynamite to determine a new AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
“He may have already undergone surgery. Either way, he’s undergoing surgery. And it was not confirmed to me it was a torn triceps, but it was confirmed to me that it’s surgery for a torn muscle in the arm. So that’s triceps, biceps, maybe pec. But probably triceps. That’s usually about an eight month or so recovery period. So he was gonna be stripped of the title either way.”
An investigation is underway regarding the backstage melee involving Punk and members of The Elite. As of now, it’s unclear whether Punk will be suspended indefinitely or fired from the company.