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CM Punk

Punches Fan at WWE Event

Cops Interview Victim

10/9/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Police in Sacramento, CA have interviewed a WWE fan who was punched in the face by CM Punk during a live televised event Monday night ... TMZ has learned.

The incident occurred on "Monday Night Raw" -- when Punk went into the crowd after a match ... and several fans began to get physical with him.

At first, Punk shrugged off the fans ... but the wrestler snapped when someone made contact with the back of Punk's head.

Punk unleashes a punch at the person he thinks hit him ... taking the guy down hard.

The victim met with police shortly after the incident ... and a rep for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. tells us the man didn't appear to have any major injuries that required medical attention.

But later that night, the victim re-contacted police ... and said he had developed pain in his knees.

Cops say officers took the victim's statement and are determining whether to conduct a full investigation into the matter.

A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE security was unfortunately not in the appropriate place at the time. Given CM Punk's persona as a 'bad guy' fans were naturally heckling him, but unfortunately a few fans began shoving him and one struck him in the kidney and on the back."

The rep adds, "WWE regrets that proper security measures were not in place, and CM Punk apologizes for reacting in the heat of the moment."

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31.

Ed from Redding    

Im not surprised by what happened here. A couple fans had already shoved him, so he actions are justifiable. He already thought the guy behind him had pushed him (i cant see the guy who really did, if there was really anyone behind him hiding at all) but then he touched his head a few mins later, so yeah, i would've punched him too. As i recall, its common knowledge to NOT TOUCH THE WRESTLERS!

680 days ago
32.

karenjj    

Oh, LATER he developed knee pain. Which s*** bank lawyer came up with that? CM Punk had every right to defend himself.

680 days ago
33.

MelB     

CM Punk should not have done that to the fan. It just shows how much of a creep he really is. GO Johnn Cena or Rhyback show punk what respect really means. That fan is probably gonna get paid big time

680 days ago
34.

Jaydablackboy    

That's y they call it live#suethesenuts

680 days ago
35.

MelB     

CM Punk should not have punched that guy in the face. It shows how much of a creep Punk is. I hope John Cena or Rhyback teach him some manners! This guy is going to get big bucks!

680 days ago
36.

Jordan    

It does not matter if the guy wants to sue the WWE, The WWE has an expectation to keep security for both the Entertainment and the fans. When the Entertainment decides it is OK to go off into the crowd of people knowing he is the bad guy he should be able to control himself CM Punk should be arrested for assault and the WWE should have to Pay out the money to the guy for not having security knowing the entertainment goes into the crowd and is in fighting mode especially since the entertainment just got done fake fighting the chairman of the board. The chairmain of the board witness the whole event and did nothing about it.

680 days ago
37.

cobrazombie    

I can't tell what happened because the phone was being held the wrong way.

680 days ago
38.

I am Spartacus    

The guy has no case, you assume all risk when you go to the event. The back of the ticket clearly says, "TICKET HOLDER ASSUMES ALL RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE from or related in any way to the event, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event..."

680 days ago
39.

sedcmd7379    

Well just watched it and i dont know if anyone else saw or not but the dude in the grey or white shirt behind the guy that got hit was the one that pushed him.

CM punk def did punch the wrong dude.

at the 38 sec mark there are 2 kids wearing green ..one kid wearing black then the dude in the white/grey shirt behind the guy that got hit in the black. As ya watch it you see an arm go under his raised arms and push Punk and then thats when he does a backhand punch.

Just an observation :)

680 days ago
40.

Attv1    

This person is claiming he did the hit and run on CM Punk and had the victim of Punk's retaliation take the blame. http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/10/9/3478924/dario-teyes-on-twitter-brags-about-being-the-fan-that-caused-cm-punk

680 days ago
41.

Jenn    

So it's security's fault that CM Punk assaulted a fan? Makes total sense. It's no big secret to those in the wrestling world that CM Punk is a huge douchebag in "real" life. Horrible to fans that he encounters and is just a jerk in general. Love to watch his character on tv, but not a fan of his actual character in real life. Dude's got an inflated ego and anger problems.

680 days ago
42.

chico    

wow, lots of cm punk fanboys on here lol. Rule #1, don't touch the crowd. Enjoy paying out 100s of thousands vince.. weigh that against punk's value and I don't think you'll find much justification for keeping him on the roster tbh

680 days ago
43.

I am Spartacus    

@DarioTeyes - That is the Twitter of the person who instigated it. He even brags on twitter about how he punched CM Punk in the kidney and slapped him hard on the back and jokes about the other guy getting hit because of it and how no one caught him. What a douchebag.

680 days ago
44.

Shawn    

This is my opinion on what I saw, if you look at the left a little you can see a kid in a black shirt push cm punk, and then you can see that the guy ( the one that got attacked) accidentally hit punk in the back on the head.

680 days ago
45.

Shag    

STEROIDS!!!!

680 days ago
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