Photo via @CMPunk.
If CM Punk weren't a wrestler he would be classified a "smart mark," or a "smark."
Shortly after our post on his blade job this past Monday night on Raw went live, he took to Twitter to say a few words on the subject, as well as share the picture you see above of the staples he received when he was patched up by the WWE medical staff.
"The Straight Edge Superstar" is now claiming he was fined $500,000 for his actions. On top of that, he's saying he paid referee Charles Robinson's fine for his part in the ordeal. Seriously.
"The staples are fake too. ... I paid Charles Robinson's fine. #respect ... And yes, I have more power than you could possibly imagine. ... 500k fine. Drop in the bucket. Bucket of blood!"
If pro wrestling is simply a creative form of trolling, Punk is the perfect spokesperson for it.
Therein lies the problem with it. We have absolutely no way of telling if he's being serious or not. It seems likely he's simply getting a rise out of fans, knowing full well "dirt sheets" and wrestling news sites will pick up on it because it's a newsworthy item. He could also be embellishing. Maybe he was fined but it wasn't such a high number. Or maybe initial reports were right all along and Punk, as WWE champion, faced no punishment at all.
Then again, Sheamus was fined $500K for Brogue Kicking a referee.