CM Punk running as AEW world champion hit something high on the road. Just five days after becoming a champion, the 43-year-old Punk announced Friday night's episode

Rampage that he had an injury that would require surgery. Punk does not relinquish the AEW world championship, but the interim champion will be crowned in his absence.

Punk described the injury as "broken". He promised to come back bigger, faster, stronger, and hungry than ever.

With tears in his eyes, Punk spoke to the crowd on Rampage. He told the fans that he had good news for them.

“The bad news is that I am injured and need surgery. A few things are broken. The biggest one is my heart

because there is nothing I love more than doing it for all of you, and I wanted to run to one hell. This is bad news, ”Punk said

“The good news is that I can still do all that. I told you I would walk until the wheels fell off. Well, the wheels were still there, they did not fall down.

It's just that one of them is broken. But I'm back to bad. I felt better than I do today, but I'm here to tell you that I also felt a terrible hell.