WWE main event star CM Punk is expected to take time off from the road and WWE TV following Wrestlemania 29 which airs live pay per view next Sunday, after his name has been removed from advertisements for live events in April and May. Punk has reportedly been battling several nagging injuries and after a violent No Disqualification match against Kane on RAW a few weeks ago, WWE officials opted to keep the Straight Edge superstar out of the ring until Wrestlemania. CM Punk is scheduled to challenge the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania 29 in MetLife Stadium next Sunday.
Punk is not advertised for the Extreme Rules pay per view in St. Louis, Missouri on May 19, which will feature the Rock and Brock Lesnar. It’s unclear how long Punk will be gone and if he will miss the Payback pay per view in June in his hometown, Chicago, Illinois.
Punk underwent emergency arthroscopic knee surgery in December which prevented him from defending the WWE Championship at the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs PPV event in December. He returned in January to headline the Royal Rumble against the Rock, where his record-breaking title reign came to end. Punk has stated in interviews since his January return, that he may have come back too early.
Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective:
There has been some critical speculation from some wrestling fans who will feel this recent news alludes to Punk having a predictable loss to the Undertaker, but if you look at it objectively it’s adouble negative argument as the Undertaker will likely slide back into the shadows after WM29 as he has done in the past few years.This Examiner feels that CM Punk has the best chance of breaking the streak, read my 5 reasons why Punk has the goods to be ‘the one’ in 20-1.
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