CM Punk might have regained the AEW Title at All Out, but now his status as champion could be up in the air once again due to injury.
CM Punk first captured the AEW World Title back in May at Double Or Nothing when he defeated Hangman Adam Page. That reign continued but was put on ice due to a serious foot injury caused by one of his stage dives into the crowd.
In his absence Jon Moxley was crowned Interim AEW World Champion and when Punk returned the two men clashed on Dynamite to crown an Undisputed AEW World Champion. Moxley won that shockingly quick match but the tables turned once again when they met in the main event of All Out in Chicago.
Punk claimed the victory in that bout, regaining the championship but the real story of the night was just beginning. At the post-show media scrum Punk lambasted a host of his colleagues in the company leading to a physical fight involving himself, his friend and AEW producer Ace Steel, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega.
Suspensions have been handed down to those involved and CM Punk was not expected to be on Dynamite in Buffalo but a new report says that no matter what happens discipline-wise, the AEW World Championship situation might need to be changed once again.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer wrote on social media:
“Punk injury, believed to be from the tope, is serious. Rumors from Sunday but he hadn’t confirmed them but it’s been confirmed to me no matter what happens discipline-wise that the title situation has to be changed and addressed tonight.”
Meltzer followed up confirming that CM Punk is at home in Chicago and will not be in Buffalo for the show.