AEW: Complicated plan to crown interim champion following CM Punk injury frustrates fans

Last night, CM Punk announced he was stepping away from the AEW ring to heal from an injury (story HERE). He will not however, be relinquishing a title. Instead, an interim champion will be crowned.

And that plan to determine the AEW interim champion is really confusing to fans. They’re having a tough time figuring this out.

The actual written plan is the art for this post. Take a look at it. I’ll do my best to describe it here.

CM Punk is still champion. This is for an interim champion.

A battle royal will be held at the beginning of AEW Dynamite this Wednesday.

The winner of that battle royal will fight Jon Moxley on that same episode.

The winner of that match will face the winner of another match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto (some advice here, don’t worry about them if you don’t recognize those names, just go with it).

And the winner of those two matches will face off at Forbidden Door on June 26th for the interim AEW title.

And thennnnnnnn when CM Punk comes back he’ll fight the interim champion to determine the undisputed AEW Champion.

It’s confusing as hell.

And fans agree..

The decision to go with an interim champion follows a similarly confusing situation with the TNT title involving Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky, and Sammy Guevara (who fans still aren’t warming up to). Another interim champion is aggravating the wound if you’re listening to fans.

What do you think? How should AEW have dealt with the CM Punk injury and don’t forget to vote in our poll below.

One thing that isn’t confusing is that I’m a struggling writer. If you like this content please help me out below. Thank you!

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