CM Punk made his debut last year at AEW Rampage: The First Dance and since then, he has become one of the mainstays of AEW programming. He had a solid run in AEW for the most part as well. Punk is still not cleared to wrestle.

As seen on a previous episode of AEW Rampage, CM Punk revealed that he is injured. This shocked fans, as they believed another Summer Of Punk was going to happen.

Punk eventually underwent surgery for the injury as well. He finally returned during the Quake by the Lake edition of AEW Dynamite last week, confronting Jon Moxley.

While speaking on the latest “Grilling JR” podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross revealed that CM Punk is still not cleared to wrestle after suffering the foot injury.


“I knew he was in the building. I saw him briefly earlier in the day in the trainer’s room getting some attention for him. He sure has been missed. There’s no doubt about it. I think the crowd’s reaction would indicate the same. They’re ready to see him.”

“I still don’t know how healthy the guy is. I asked on air if he’s been cleared to wrestle, and nobody knew. I know he will be cleared and I know that he’s under good doctor’s care. This process has been ongoing. He’s still in the process of healing as far as I’m concerned until I get word that he’s 100%. I’m going to play it by ear. What else do you do?”

“Punk is a tough guy. Everybody wants to see him and Moxley beat the shit out of each other, and you can count your bottom dollar that’s what they’re gonna do. They both have that pride and all that. It’s gonna be arguably the biggest main event we’ve ever had considering all the ramifications going in, injuries, and all these things. I’m excited about calling that match. I think it’s gonna be fun as hell.”

We will have to wait and see whether Punk will be able to get cleared for in-ring action in time for AEW All Out or not. After all, a match with Moxley is certainly in the cards.

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