WWE’s CM Punk announced Monday on “Raw” that he suffered a torn right triceps in the Royal Rumble and will miss WrestleMania XL.
CM Punk : Triceps | Torn triceps | Recovery time | Net worth
CM Punk’s first venture into wrestling was a stint in a backyard wrestling federation called the Lunatic Wrestling Federation with his brother Mike and their friends in the mid-late 1990s. He had his debut match by October 25, 1997, on the eve of his 19th birthday.
He first started using the ring name CM Punk when he was put into a tag team named the “Chick Magnets” with CM Venom after another performer skipped out on the card; the CM stood for “Chick Magnet”.
Unlike his friends, Punk genuinely wanted to be a wrestler and saw it as more than simple fun.
When the promotion started taking off while doing shows out of a warehouse in Mokena, Illinois, Punk found out that his brother had embezzled thousands of dollars from the small company, causing them to become estranged. They have not spoken since.
CM Punk triceps
CM Punk, who just competed in his first televised WWE match in 10 years, announced that he suffered a torn right triceps, an injury that could sideline him for months.
ESPN and several other outlets reported the news earlier on Monday.
Punk opened up “Raw” on Monday night, appearing with a sling on his right arm, He said he “felt unlucky” as he announced he tore his right triceps. Also he said he thought he could try to tape his arm for future competition, but he will not be able to and will focus on rehab. He did not say if he will require surgery.
“WrestleMania 40, I guess it’s not in the cards ladies and gentlemen,” Punk told the crowd at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. “But I’m a Chicago Cubs fan, and this isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time I say this: There’s always next year.”
Punk suffered a torn triceps during the men’s Royal Rumble match on Saturday night. Video taken from inside Tropicana Field, where the 2024 Royal Rumble took place, showed Punk holding his arm during the match while referees spoke to him. Punk wound up being one of two finalist in the match alongside Cody Rhodes.
Rhodes would win the match by throwing Punk over the top rope to clinch a championship match at WrestleMania.
The injury is devastating for Punk and WWE as the road to WrestleMania 40 begins. WWE’s flagship event will take place April 6-7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and the injury all but ends Punk’s chances at competing at WrestleMania 40.
CM Punk torn triceps
CM Punk reportedly suffered a serious injury in the Men’s Royal Rumble, his first televised match since his WWE return.
CM Punk competed in the Men’s Royal Rumble match on January 27. He was the last competitor eliminated by the eventual winner, Cody Rhodes.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer first reported that CM Punk suffered a significant injury in the Royal Rumble match, and there was speculation that it was a torn triceps.
However, the exact injury was not confirmed. The report noted that WWE planned to have Punk address the injury on WWE RAW on Monday.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful then reported that there was a fear that Punk suffered an injury, but it had not been confirmed. Fightful’s Corey Brennan reported that Punk waved off a doctor near the end of the match.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider then confirmed that CM Punk suffered a torn triceps during the Royal Rumble match on Saturday. Johnson wrote that Punk was believed to be heading towards surgery after appearing on RAW on January 29.
John Pollock of POST Wrestling cited a WWE source who said the injury news was accurate.
The report cited sources who expressed their belief that CM Punk would likely need four to six months of recovery and physical therapy, so that would likely force him to miss WrestleMania 40.
A typical recovery time for patients following surgery for a torn triceps tends to be about six months.
Sources told PWInsider.com that Punk likely would need around 4-6 months of recovery and physical therapy after undergoing surgery, a timeline that would prevent the 45-year-old from working WrestleMania 40, scheduled for April 6 and 7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Punk (real name Phil Brooks) returned to WWE in November after a stint in AEW. The men’s Royal Rumble match marked his first televised match with WWE since 2014. He was the last person eliminated by winner Cody Rhodes.
It certainly seemed like WWE was building toward Punk facing Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40, perhaps as the Night 1 main event for the world heavyweight championship. Rhodes is likely to challenge Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE universal championship on Night 2.
Now, it appears those plans are in jeopardy. And not because of the knee injury Rollins recently suffered, which already threatened to throw a wrench into the festivities before Punk reportedly messed up his arm.
According to Inside the Ropes Wrestling, the net worth of CM Punk is estimated to be around $12 Million.