Injured AEW World Champion CM Punk said yesterday that his foot is “healing, but not healed” while taking part in a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.
According to author Mike Roe, who live-tweeted the AEW panel, Punk said that there was no timeline for his return and that he is still relearning to walk on the injured foot.
— Mike Roe (he/him) @ #SDCC #MaskUp (@MikeRoe) July 24, 2022
Meanwhile, Tony Khan also addressed Punk’s injury status at his media availability following last night’s ROH Death Before Dishonor event.
Khan noted that Punk was “doing well” and was “on track”. When asked whether a unification match between Punk and whoever holds the Interim Title at the time of All Out was a possibility, Khan said:
We’ll see. I mean, I can’t rule it out, but I also can’t promise because I don’t want to say anything when it comes to somebody’s recovery from a real serious injury, and he’s really battling hard to get back as soon as he possibly can.
Despite being benched, Punk is still AEW Champion. Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view to become Interim Champion on June 26th.