While the headlines were made by other comments from CM Punk after All Out, the AEW World Champion also revealed just exactly how he broke his foot this year.
CM Punk captured the AEW World Title for the first time from Hangman Adam Page at Double Or Nothing and was set to face off with Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door but these plans were scrapped when Punk injured his foot and required surgery.
The time off meant that an Interim AEW World Champion was crowned with Jon Moxley claiming that honour by defeating Tanahashi in June.
With CM Punk now firmly back in the frame in AEW as a two-time World Champion, the star explained just how his foot got injured and how bad the injury was:
“I did the stage dive, what an idiot. I must have hit my foot on the top of the guard rail, but I didn’t feel it. You would think that sh*t would hurt, but people caught me, put me back down, I waited for FTR, it just didn’t feel right. I thought I just whacked it, but then I wrestled on it, blew a springboard, came off the top with a double axe, did all this sh*t.”
“What I eventually did was, yeah, I fractured my foot, but then I pulverized the bone. Surgery was supposed to be an hour, it wound up being four a half (hours). I got three plates and 16 screws in my foot and I essentially have a new foot now. It is 100%, but it’s a new 100%.”
“Every day, I rehab. This is the worst injury I’ve ever had. I was in the bedroom for two weeks and it was really hard for me because I wanted to have this great summer, do good for Tony, sell tickets, draw money and ratings.”