CM Punk provides update on his recovery from injury following Clash at the Castle appearance

As previously noted, CM Punk’s torn triceps injury at the 2024 WWE Royal Rumble PLE was among several circumstances to cause a “sharp turn” in WWE’s creative plans for Wrestlemania 40.

As seen during the 2024 WWE Clash at the Castle PLE, CM Punk screwed Drew McIntyre out of the world heavyweight title. While speaking to media after the event, Punk addressed his recovery from injury…

“I’ve been cleared, only for referee duty. I had a little bit of a hiccup out there. We’ll go back to the lab and reassess. I can tell you that my arm feels amazing. I got permission to skip Raw in Corpus Christi to go home to Chicago to see my doctors with the idea that I’m going to be cleared. I think SmackDown is in Chicago next week. I’m a Raw guy, but I’m going to skip Raw, get cleared, and show up to SmackDown and let everybody know the good news. Hopefully.” (quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)

The June 21st 2024 edition of Smackdown takes place in Chicago at the Allstate Arena.