Just prior to the June 3rd 2022 edition of AEW Rampage, CM Punk announced on Twitter that he would be making an “important announcement” in regards to his career and the AEW Title.
During his promo, CM Punk revealed that he is injured and needs surgery. Punk called it a bump in the road and stated the following…
“The get back is gonna be bigger than the set back. I’m champion for a reason and I’m going to show exactly why.”
Jericho said on commentary that Punk relinquished the title but it was later clarified that Punk is still the world champion. On Wednesday’s Dynamite, there will be a battle royal with the winner facing #1 contender Jon Moxley at the end of the show. The winner will then go on to challenge for the interim title at the Forbidden Door PPV.
The interim champion will face Punk once Punk recovers.