A new AEW World Champion will be crowned as CM Punk will miss time due to an injury.
Just a few hours before AEW Rampage this week, CM Punk tweeted that he has some announcement to make tonight in regards to AEW World Championship and his career.
The Best in the World came out to the ring hobbling a bit. Getting emotional as he got into the ring, Punk revealed that he is injured and has to undergo surgery. The details of the injury were not revealed. Punk said that he wanted to relinquish the title but Tony Khan told him that this is just a bump in the road. Punk ended the promo by raising the title and claiming that he will return from the injury better, stronger and hungrier and he would prove that he is the Best in the World.
CM Punk won the world title just 5 days ago at AEW Double or Nothing 2022 PPV by beating “Hangman” Adam Page in the main event. Punk is the fifth wrestler to become the AEW World Champion.
There was a bit of confusion for a while as the commentary team said that Punk has relinquished the AEW World title. However, later in the show, it was announced that a Battle Royal will open AEW Dynamite next week. The winner of the Battle Royal will face #1 contender Jon Moxley in the main event. The winner of the main event from Dynamite will be one of the competitors for the interim AEW World Championship match at Forbidden Door PPV.
The interim champion will later face Punk in a title unification when Punk would return after the surgery.