World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion CM Punk crossed the line last night at Monday Night RAW, striking a fan who got a little too frisky during the closing segment when "The Straight-Edge Superstar" darted into the crowd to escape the wrath of Ryback.
No, actually, CM Punk not only justly defended himself during a scripted angle, he gave some loser fanboy exactly what he deserved by knocking down the fourth wall -- and knocking him senseless.
I know what you're thinking, but rest assured, Hollywood Holland hasn't gone schizo.
I'm just trying to get a handle on both sides of the argument. After all, there are two trains of thought barreling out of last night's controversial station and with CM Punk as engineer, you have to decide which side of the tracks you're on. If you need to get up to speed on what happened as RAW went off the air, click here.
In summary: Punk runs into the crowd and slugs a fan who physically accosts him. Linda weeps.
Keep in mind, this isn't like some jackhole just hopped the rail and threw himself into the ring, or went tearing up the entrance ramp (sans clothes) to get some airtime. A member of the roster jumped into the stands -- in a segment that already had the crowd riled up -- and the situation escalated out of control.
So who takes the blame?
The barriers are there for a reason. To separate the "show" from the spectator. If a fan crossing that line is taboo, shouldn't the same hold true for the wrestlers? In the end, none of it really matters. All that matters is CM Punk got into a brawl with someone in the stands, even if he shouldn't have been there in the first place.
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