Video close up of CM Punk punching fan shows he was pushed twice and hit in head first by other fan

Well, this close up video of the situation when CM Punk ran up into the stands at Monday Night Raw in Sacramento, California, shows exactly why CM Punk reacted the way he did.

He was pushed twice and the fan he punched hit Punk in the back of the head just before Punk turned and swung on him. But was the fan intending to hit him?

Judge for yourself:

That seems like it's clear Punk is simply retaliating to getting hit multiple times.

But does that make it okay?

UPDATE: After a closer viewing with my Cageside colleague June M. Williams, it seems obvious the fan in the sunglasses did hit Punk but he was not intending to do so and instead was actually pushed into Punk by a man standing behind him.

If you look closely (and I'm sure you have), a man actually pushes his way up to Punk's back, directly behind the man with the sunglasses, and shoves Punk before flipping him off and then smacking him in the back of the head. Punk, mistakenly thinking it was the man in the sunglasses, retaliates on the wrong man.

To be clear, the title of this post is not meant to imply that the man in the sunglasses hit Punk, just that Punk was shoved twice and hit in the head before punching the fan. That is all. Sorry for any confusion.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker