The stars of AEW have been reacting to the stunning news that new AEW World Champion CM Punk is injured and will miss some time in the ring.
On the June 3rd episode of Rampage, CM Punk came to the ring with tears in his eyes and said that every bone in his body had told him to go home. With that said, he went on to reveal that he needs to undergo surgery.
The star added that he will be back, bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before, promising to prove why he is the best in the world.
On commentary, Chris Jericho presumed this meant that Punk was having to relinquish the AEW World Title but the status of the championship was clarified later on the show. It was announced that the upcoming episode of Dynamite will open with a Battle Royal, and the winner of that match will face number one contender Jon Moxley in the main event. The winner of that match will compete for the Interim AEW World Championship at Forbidden Door.
Now fellow stars of AEW have been reacting on social media to the news, with one of Punk’s new allies in FTR promising to hold the fort while CM Punk recovers.
We’ll hold it down until you come back.
Til the wheels fall off.
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) June 4, 2022
— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) June 4, 2022
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) June 4, 2022