Following an incident involving CM Punk and fans at Monday night’s Raw event in Sacramento, California, WWE issued an official statement through its official website expressing regret that proper security measures were not set. The WWE Champion also gave his side of the story.
WWE’s official statement reads: ‚ÄúDuring Monday night‚Äôs Raw televised event, WWE Superstar CM Punk exited the ring and into the stands as part of the show. Unfortunately, WWE security was not in the appropriate place at the time. Given CM Punk‚Äôs persona as a ‚Äėbad guy,‚Äô fans were naturally heckling him, but unfortunately a few fans began shoving him, and one struck him in the kidney and on the back. WWE regrets that proper security measures were not in place, and CM Punk apologizes for reacting in the heat of the moment. Other than this isolated incident, WWE always provides proper security to ensure the safety of our fans and our performers.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI think the whole situation sucks,‚ÄĚ Punk told WWE.com. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs an unfortunate and isolated incident. I was up in the stands, surrounded.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSomebody said, ‚Äėlet‚Äôs push him down the stairs,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Punk explained. ‚ÄúI got hit in the ribs three times. I was getting shoved and I was getting punched‚Ä¶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‚Äôm really just glad nobody was hurt.”