One of the saddest news coming out of the Royal Rumble was the injury of CM Punk. The Straight Edge Superstar tore his triceps during the match but still managed to finish the bout.

Following the Rumble, Punk showed up on the 1/29 episode of WWE RAW where he addressed the WWE Universe about his injury. He also confirmed that he would be missing WrestleMania 40 as he would need several months to recover.

PWInsider is now reporting that CM Punk has undergone surgery for his torn triceps and is backstage for the 2/2 episode of WWE SmackDown. He was seen sporting a brace after having undergone surgery.

Punk’s involvement in the show is still not known at the time of writing. However, it should be noted that even The Rock is set to make a surprise appearance on SmackDown as he was spotted in a gym in Birmingham.


Apart from this, Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns are also at SmackDown and are set to come face-to-face. This SmackDown lineup promises an exciting show. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we bring you live play-by-play coverage of WWE SmackDown.

WWE SmackDown Lineup (2/2/2024)

  • Cody Rhodes face-to-face with Roman Reigns
  • Bayley will decide who she will challenge at WrestleMania 40
  • We’ll hear from Logan Paul

What do you make of tonight’s episode of SmackDown? Do you think The Rock will make a surprise appearance? Sound off in the comments section.

Tags: CM Punk
Sunil Joseph

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