CM Punk: I'm Really Just Glad Nobody Was Hurt
Covered by mainstream news and having the pro wrestling world talking, an incident between fans and WWE Champion, CM Punk on the promotion's flagship TV show has shocked many. Reacting to a blow to the back of his head, the top heel lashed out, striking a fan behind him twice, once with a back-hand slap and finally with a straight forward punch.
In subsequent days, a fan called Dario Teyes bragged on Twitter about starting the incident, before standing back as the wrestler then “rocked an innocent fan”, who turned out to be another spectator named Charles Schmidt (You can see news footage of Schmidt explaining the events below). Teyes has since stated that his Twitter account had been hacked, claiming to have never posted the comments himself and explaining that he had received death threats since the incident took place. Officials at the Power Balance Pavillion in Sacramento, California were said to be furious at the negative press, stating they had never been notified by WWE of any wrestler entering the stands, and would have been able to stop the issue from arising if they had.
In a statement released by WWE, CM Punk was apologetic; “Somebody said, 'Let’s push him down the stairs'. I got hit in the ribs three times. I was getting shoved and I was getting punched. Then I started getting tagged in the back of the head. Unfortunately, I lashed out in the heat of the moment and I apologize. I’m really just glad nobody was hurt”, he said of the incident.
With John Cena struggling due to a shoulder injury, CM Punk is the biggest star currently appearing on WWE television, and is being relied on to ensure business remains high for Raw brand house shows. It's unlikely the company would willingly suspend one of their top names without being pressed, but there is still time for Schmidt to press charges. Stay tuned to FSM for more on this breaking story; please also use the hashtag #FSM.