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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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61.

Samantha Herrera    

i was there i saw that **** in person! kind of funny actually.

708 days ago
62.

awoodtiger    

Let me tell you something. Watch the bald a$$h≤ closely. He comes behind punk, shoves him hard while Punk is standing on concrete steps, then puts his hands up for the camera. punk looks at him and what does he do? Waits till Punk turns around and hits him in the head then puts his hands up and acts like he didnt do it. Let me tell you something. I swear to God if I was there The TMZ headline would have read "Fan knocks out CM Punk heckler" The guy is an actor and athelete. He doesnt need that crap. The kid that shoves him from the side was hitting him in the ribs before punk pushes his arms away. Give me break.. Thank you Police department for not making this worst. What an ass. Wish I knew who this bald prick was. Id slap him right in the mouth.

708 days ago
63.

Curtis in PHX    

Fortunately I watched this WWE on the DVR . As great of a view this is, what this view doesnt clearly show that the TV version does air is that when CM Punk ran up the stairs as he turned to face back to Mr McMahon, there was a child behind him in Cena Gear. This child probably no more than 7 years old went to give CM Punk a friendly pat on his back which was returned with a very harsh Shove to the face. Then on this view which unfortunately you cant see the child he shoved, you do see that after another boy not to much older pushes CM PUNK in retaliation and then someone pushes punk again, in which he turned and punched the other fan. Definitely CM Punk was in the wrong for shoving the child which caused the restlessness of the crowd.

708 days ago
64.

Curtis in PHX    

Fortunately I watched this WWE on the DVR . As great of a view this is, what this view doesnt clearly show that the TV version does air is that when CM Punk ran up the stairs as he turned to face back to Mr McMahon, there was a child behind him in Cena Gear. This child probably no more than 7 years old went to give CM Punk a friendly pat on his back which was returned with a very harsh Shove to the face. Then on this view which unfortunately you cant see the child he shoved, you do see that after another boy not to much older pushes CM PUNK in retaliation and then someone pushes punk again, in which he turned and punched the other fan. However looking at this view it looks like the guy in the camera may have been the guy who actually hit CM Punk in the back of his head, it looks as if he gave him the finger then punched him then put his hands back on his camera real quick right before we see CM Punk hit him. Keep in mind these professionals have great awareness of their surroundings, so CM Punk knew what he was doing when he shoved the child and when he punch the possibly right person however definitely CM Punk was in the wrong for shoving the child which caused the restlessness of the crowd. If that was my child they would have to had banned me from all future events or give me a contract after how bad i would have beat CM Punks ass. If you cant stand up for your own child then you aint S****!

708 days ago
65.

Mike44090    

I could swear that I heard the guy that got punched yelling "WRESTLING IS FAKE" right before Punk turned around and punched him ;0)

705 days ago
66.

jacob trivette    

yeah

611 days ago
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