On Monday’s episode of WWE RAW, a video package aired confirming that CM Punk underwent successful surgery on his triceps.
Fightful Select has shared an update on WWE’s plans for Punk as he recovers from his torn triceps injury.
Punk was reportedly backstage at SmackDown last Friday in Birmingham, Alabama, as he underwent surgery in the area the day before.
The former AEW World Champion also recently attended the WWE Performance Center twice to help out talents, and many reportedly see Punk working as a coach in the future.
Punk’s friend and former trainer Ace Steel also recently mentioned that WWE might want Punk for commentary work.
Steel said, “They want him commentary, they want him on commentary. I don’t know that they go that route since they did an injury angle to pull him out since they did the storyline on him; [Drew] stomps on his arm. There’s the physicality that puts him out. I personally don’t want to see him in an onscreen role unless it’s in the meantime he’s doing NXT or something…“I really don’t want to see him on the same show as Drew Mcintyre because his sole focus would be going after Drew Mcintyre. ‘Well, I can’t fight you. Well, I’m gonna try.’ We see people hit by cars and forktrucks and all these things, you know. Still, I feel like the fact that they did the injury that a lot of people think they, they put the storyline to it now that a lot of people think it’s, he’s faking it, which is hilarious that it’s a storyline 100% which of course it’s wrestling. So, you’ve done so many of those, like, oh, well, let’s do this where he hurts guys.”
Punk suffered the injury last month during the 2024 men’s Royal Rumble match. It was his first televised bout in WWE in 10 years, his last one being the 2014 Royal Rumble.