CM Punk's latest altercation with a fan was of the physical variety after CM Punk retreated into the stands after a main event match with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
While being addressed by McMahon, Punk was being physically provoked by the Sacramento fans, and the WWE Champion responded by striking an innocent bystander multiple times before WWE security thankfully got the situation under control.
The obligatory WWE statement read:
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.
CM Punk also followed up with an apology:
I think the whole situation sucks. It’s an unfortunate and isolated incident. I was up in the stands, surrounded.”
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.