- After WWE Champion CM Punk was released from the hospital late Tuesday evening, he was telling people close to him that he felt great after the surgery. Punk actually called people in WWE and told them he would be able to work the TLC pay-per-view against Ryback.
Officials felt that it would be best for Punk to not work TLC. They wanted him to sit the pay-per-view out and heal so they're not putting the bigger upcoming matches in jeopardy - like his Royal Rumble match with The Rock and whatever he does leading up to WrestleMania 29. As noted, Punk will not be missing any WWE TV time.
-- According to WWE's updated live event rosters, WWE champion C.M. Punk is scheduled to return to full-time touring at the end of December during the Holiday Tour.
Punk, who is still advertised for the remaining Raw TV tapings in December, has been pulled from a Supershow on Saturday, December 15 prior to the TLC PPV. The new Supershow main event is John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler.
Punk is advertised for the first Raw Holiday show on December 26 in Detroit. In Detroit, Punk is advertised for a WWE Title defense against Ryback, with Paul Heyman in Punk's corner.
I respect CM Punk for wanting to do the TLC PPV as he says he feels great after surgery but really its career suicide to get back in the ring right after surgery. Just rest CM Punk and get ready for your big matches next year. Also does this mean CM Punk wont be on Raw next week as that report says hes back touring after Christmas??? I hope thats wrong as he can easily just do promos in a wheelchair while he recovers