March 26, 2023

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CM Punk labored laborious to get again to 100%.

Throughout his AEW All Out post-show media scrum, CM Punk was requested about how he injured his foot and what his restoration entailed. Punk defined that he believed he broke his foot by doing a stage dive into the group, however didn’t instantly know one thing was improper.

“What I mentioned in a promo final week, I feel, was true. I did the stage dive — what an fool. I have to’ve hit my foot on the highest of the guardrail, however I didn’t really feel it. And you’ll suppose that shit would harm, however when folks caught me, they put me down and I waited for FTR, I’m standing and my foot simply didn’t really feel proper. However I believed once more, perhaps I simply whacked it or one thing like that. Then I wrestled on it and blew a springboard, got here off the highest with a double axe, did all this shit, and what I ultimately did was I fractured my foot, however I pulverized the bones. ‘Pulverized’ is the phrase my physician, Dr. Jeung used.”

Punk then defined how surgical procedure took longer than anticipated, and the restoration course of was very tough for him as nicely.

“Surgical procedure was presupposed to be an hour, it ended up being four-and-a-half. I acquired three plates and sixteen screws in my foot, and I primarily have a brand new foot now. It’s 100%, however it’s a new 100% and I’m — every single day I rehab. That is the worst harm I’ve ever had. I had surgical procedure on my elbow, straightforward peasy. I had surgical procedure on my again, I might bike the following day, I might get a espresso, go for a six-hour stroll, I might do one thing. I used to be bedridden for 2 weeks [with the foot surgery] and it was actually, actually laborious for me as a result of I actually wished to have this nice summer time and do good for Tony and promote tickets, draw cash, assist with rankings. And all of it simply got here crashing down, however that’s life. I missed out on Forbidden Door within the United Heart, actually wished to wrestle there. I’ve satisfaction in my work and I wished to hold the title and carry by means of the summer time, assist develop the enterprise.

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“It was mentally devastating and I used to be bedridden for at the least two weeks. I might lifeless if it wasn’t for my spouse, I might even be lifeless due to my spouse if that third week I didn’t get away from bed [laughs] I really like April to loss of life, I wouldn’t be right here in a number of methods if it wasn’t for her. It could sound corny, however not with the ability to stroll my canine was like actually difficult. Then the rehab, I might let you know how laborious and painful it was grueling, however I simply wouldn’t be capable to do it justice. I used to be doing two-and-a-half hours of rehab plus as soon as they informed me I might bike, I used to be biking my life away, I might go to the gymnasium later and carry weights and I used to be simply attempting to bust my ass and hurry up. Not hurry as much as get again, however hurry as much as get wholesome. If I’m not wholesome, I’m no good to anyone. It was simply actually, actually robust. I simply suppose I’m a little bit older now and it was a fairly ridiculous — I feel if I used to be 23 it will have been a tough harm. I actually couldn’t do something. Attempting to get round on crutches and going up stairs, I’ve acquired to stroll two ft to go to the lavatory, it was simply fairly dangerous and miserable.”

CM Punk additionally mentioned his relationship with Colt Cabana and the way Hangman Web page went into enterprise for himself by chopping a promo on him. Learn extra about how Punk took situation with latest rumors about him and the way it performed out within the media at this hyperlink.

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