CM Punk's Status For Tonight's TLC PPV & His In-Ring Return Pushed Back

Following his recent "emergency" knee surgery, WWE Champion CM Punk is currently recovering and expected to be healthy to wrestle within a few weeks.

After the surgery took place, Punk was advertised for WWE's post-Christmas holiday live events tour. Even though Punk was willing to return to action this month, WWE officials made the call to pull him from those year-end shows and will keep him on the sidelines through the New Year.

At this point, it looks like CM Punk's next televised match will be against Ryback on RAW on January 7th or January 14th (the 20th Anniversary show).

CM Punk is still being advertised for tonight's Tables, Ladders & Chairs match and is rumored to be joining the announcer's table for the main event featuring Ryback & Team Hell No vs. The Shield.

* Planned Finish For Tonight's RYBACK & HELL NO vs. THE SHIELD Match At TLC