CM Punk suffered triceps injury at the Royal Rumble, casting doubt on his participation in WrestleMania 40. Unfortunately, he will miss the event, and Elimination Chamber prior to that. Now the scrapped plans for Punk at the Chamber event have been revealed.

CM Punk’s announcement on Monday Night RAW last week confirmed his genuine injury, shattering hopes of him headlining WrestleMania 40. It was noted that he would be out of action 4-6 months after surgery.

The Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event is set to be held on February 24th at Opus Stadium in Perth, Australia and it was expected that The Second City Saint would be at the event, but that’s no longer happening.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about CM Punk’s plans for the Elimination Chamber Premium Live event prior to Punk’s injury. It was revealed that Punk was supposed to win the Men’s Elimination Chamber bout.


“The idea for Punk is that Punk was going to win the Elimination Chamber and that’s how that was going to work.”

WWE announced this week that CM Punk had successful triceps surgery as well. Punk is also being eyed for commentary role while he remains absent from WWE television. We will have to wait and see what WWE will have planned for Punk once he makes his triumphant in-ring return.

What’s your view on this CM Punk story? Do you feel he should have main evented WrestleMania 40 before his injury? Let us know in the comments section below!

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