CM Punk Provides Injury Update, Says WWE Is Protecting Him Against Himself

CM Punk provides an update on his recovery from injury.

CM Punk's return to WWE was derailed when he sustained a torn triceps during the 2024 Men's Royal Rumble. The injury will prevent Punk from competing at WWE WrestleMania 40, but he will still be involved in the event, as he will be on commentary for the World Heavyweight Championship match between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre.

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Speaking with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, CM Punk provided an update on his recovery.

"I feel really, really good. There is part of me that doesn’t want everybody to know. I want to keep a bit of a secret. I feel way better than I think I should. It’s giving me a false sense of security. There is very much the hockey player in my head, ‘You could have made Mania. You could have taped it up.’ They are protecting me against myself," Punk said.

Punk was then asked whether he could have been involved at WWE WrestleMania 40 in a physical way. He stated that WWE was protecting him against himself, while he has been trying to push everything. Punk made it clear that "they" have been telling him to pump the brakes, and he has been trying to listen.

"They are protecting me against myself, which is a welcome change. I’m the one trying to push everything based on protocols for a ruptured tricep tendon. They’re telling me to pump the brakes. I’m sitting back and listening to them as best I can. This one [left arm] didn’t feel like anything. It didn’t hurt at all. It felt like a rubberband snapped in my arm. I very seldom use agonizing for this one [right arm]. This was very painful. It hurt like hell. It made me optimistic, ‘Certainly I didn’t tear it off the bone like the other one.’ It hurt. I knew immediately. ‘This isn’t good,'" Punk said.

As of this writing, there is no word on when CM Punk will return to the ring. Fightful will provide more information as it becomes available.

Drew McIntyre recently discussed his promo segment with CM Punk and Seth Rollins on the March 25 episode of WWE Raw. Click here to see what he had to say.

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