WWE.com has learned WWE Champion CM Punk is currently undergoing surgery on his knee in Pensacola, Fla.
Last night, after Ryback drove him through a table, The Straight Edge Superstar took a late night flight to Florida for an emergency consultation with Dr. James Andrews. A review of his condition resulted in the WWE Champion’s immediate surgery today. (PHOTOS FROM RAW)
WWE.com will continue to report on Punk’s condition as more details become available.
Dr. Chris Amann, a colleague of Dr. Andrews, issued this statement to WWE:
“CM Punk underwent knee surgery today to remove a piece of torn meniscus that had locked up his knee. The surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, went smoothly and CM Punk is expected to make a full recovery.”
Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that it is very likey that Punk will miss the TLC PPV as his knee is far worse than thought & WWE want him healed up for his match with The Rock.
The feeling within WWE right now is that Dolph Ziggler and Wade Barrett are ready for the "big time" main event, Ziggler more than Barrett. While Ziggler is putting his Money in the Bank briefcase on the line against John Cena at TLC, the internal feeling is that Ziggler will retain.