AEW will crown a new interim world champion after CM Punk announced he will be out due to a recent injury.
Punk defeated "Hangman" Adam Page at Double or Nothing last Sunday and became the new AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
However, The Straightedge Superstar, who won his first world title after nine years, relinquished the belt on Friday's Rampage show as he confirmed he suffered an injury that requires surgery.
AEW then announced that an interim title-holder will be decided at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view on June 26.
This Wednesday’s Dynamite show will kick off with an over-the-top battle royal and the winner will face Jon Moxley in the main event to decide a No1 contender.
The victor of that bout will then presumably lock horns with Hiroshi Tanahashi to crown an interim AEW World Heavyweight Champion next month.
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Whoever wins the belt will then battle CM Punk in a unification match at a later date once The Best in the World recovers from his injury.
The American grappler was initially scheduled to put his title on the line against Tanahashi at Forbidden Door.
The 43-year-old former WWE superstar didn't specify the nature of his injury but promised he will be back.
Punk said: "So, here’s the bad news – I’m injured and need surgery..
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“A couple of things are broken. The biggest one is my heart because I love nothing more than to perform for all of you, and I wanted to go on one hell of a run. That’s the bad news.
“The good news is, I can still do all that. I told you I was going to go till the wheels fall off, and the wheels are still there, they haven’t fallen off.
"It’s just that one of them happens to be broken. I’ve come back from worse, I’ve felt better than I feel today, but I’m also here to tell you that I’ve felt a hell of a lot worse.”
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