Posted on 1/29/124 by Colin Vassallo
CM Punk has suffered what is speculated to be torn triceps
at the Royal Rumble on Saturday, and could be out for a
significant amount of time according to Dave Meltzer of the
Punk suffered the injury after he was on the receiving end
of a Future Shock DDT from Drew McIntyre and was seen
holding his hand several times towards the end of the Rumble
match. The former WWE and AEW champion finished the match as
This is not the first time that Punk tore his triceps in the
ring. At All Out in 2022, he also suffered the same injury
after he regained the AEW World title from Jon Moxley. He
was stripped off the title a few days later due to his
involvement in the Brawl Out incident but spent nearly nine
months out before he returned to the ring.
A video circulating online after Cody threw Punk over the
top rope shows Punk sitting by the announce desk clutching
his right arm and breathing heavily, probably aware that his
chance of main eventing WrestleMania 40 went down the drain.
Punk is still scheduled to be part of tonight’s Monday Night
Raw where he is expected to address the injury. He was
supposed to face Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight
title at WrestleMania 40. Rollins is also out injured but is
expected back before Mania.
Fightful.com on the other hand stated earlier this afternoon
that "There was an initial fear that he sustained an injury,
but we've not confirmed that. Fightful's Corey Brennan was
told that Punk waved off a doctor towards the end of the
match. To clarify, this is not Corey claiming Punk isn't
heard. It's additional context to the situation."