CM Punk Gives Update On Injury Recovery, Says He Feels He Could've Worked WrestleMania

How is CM Punk's triceps feeling these days?

"The Best in the World" gave an update on his injury recovery status during a live in-studio appearance on "The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani" on Monday, April 1, 2024.

"I feel really, really good," Punk said, while still wearing the full arm brace that he has been wearing on WWE television since undergoing triceps surgery. "There is part of me that doesn’t want everybody to know. I want to keep a bit of a secret. I feel way better than I think I should. It’s giving me a false sense of security. There is very much the hockey player in my head, ‘You could have made Mania. You could have taped it up.’ They are protecting me against myself."

Punk would continue to elaborate on the injury, describing just how painful it was this time compared to the last time he suffered a similar injury to his other arm.

"They are protecting me against myself, which is a welcome change," he said. "I’m the one trying to push everything based on protocols for a ruptured triceps tendon. They’re telling me to pump the brakes. I’m sitting back and listening to them as best I can. This one [left arm] didn’t feel like anything. It didn’t hurt at all. It felt like a rubber-band snapped in my arm. I very seldom use agonizing for this one [right arm]. This was very painful. It hurt like hell. It made me optimistic, ‘Certainly I didn’t tear it off the bone like the other one.’ It hurt. I knew immediately. ‘This isn’t good.’"

Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.