In a significant blow to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), CM Punk's recent triceps injury has derailed one of the most anticipated matches against Seth Rollins, leaving the organization scrambling for alternatives. This development not only removes a marquee bout from the WWE's lineup but also sends the creative team back to the strategy board.
Adding fuel to the fire, Drew McIntyre, known for his provocative antics aimed at stirring the pot among CM Punk's fanbase, recently shared a TikTok video that further ignited the controversy. In the video, McIntyre is seen embarking on an intense triceps workout session, with a bottle of Prime in hand and Meek Mill's "Dreams and Nightmares" setting the soundtrack in the background.
The video, displayed on a large TV screen, showcased McIntyre's dedication to his fitness regimen, albeit with a clear dig at Punk's misfortune. This move by McIntyre led to a flurry of reactions on social media, with many branding him a "certified hater" and accusing him of being anti-Punk.
McIntyre's Controversial Interruption
The drama escalated during this week's episode of Raw, where McIntyre interrupted Punk's heartfelt speech to the WWE Universe. In a bold and controversial statement, McIntyre expressed his desire for Punk's injury, drawing ire from fans and further fueling speculations about his intentions.
Given the current circumstances, with Punk sidelined, there's growing speculation among the WWE fanbase that this could be McIntyre's moment to shine. Many are advocating for "The Scottish Psychopath" to headline this year's WrestleMania, especially with the Elimination Chamber event on the horizon, presenting what may be McIntyre's golden ticket to a main event spot in Philadelphia.
The origin of Punk's injury was traced back to a maneuver by McIntyre during the Royal Rumble—a Future Shock DDT that led to Punk's awkward landing and subsequent roll to the ringside. Despite the setback, Punk managed to continue in the match, driven by adrenaline, until Cody Rhodes ultimately eliminated him, marking a disappointing conclusion to his participation.