Pairing: CM Punk/Colt Cabana
Disclaimer: Everything from Ring of Honor belongs to Gabe Sapolsky and Cary Silkin. The wrestlers belong to themselves.
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Author's Note: Written for the wwe100 prompt of pain. On the Straight Shooting with Samoa Joe and CM Punk, Punk mentioned that he had a back injury going into the second hour draw with Joe. This is my take on the night between the ROH Gold show and that show.
Summary: The night before
I lay on my stomach with my head on my crossed arms, with an icepack on my back. I really didn't want to do those two matches tonight, but I wasn't given much choice. I also didn't want to have the re-match with Joe tomorrow night, but again I didn't have a choice.
I feel the bed shift and feel Colt curl on the bed next to me. I shift my focus from the pain to his warmth, but not totally successful. Soon I feel a gentle touch on my shoulders before Colt starts to rub my neck and upper back. My lower back hurts from my previous injury and my upper back hurts from my first match tonight with Homicide. The knees, elbow and drop kicks from, and fighting on the floor with, Generation Next didn't help any tonight, and I know the hour long draw with Joe isn't going to help tomorrow.
I have a feeling that I'm not going to sleep tonight.