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Jerry Lawler returns to ‘Monday Night Raw’ for first time since heart attack (Video)

Jerry Lawler returned to WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” with a guest appearance this week, almost exactly two months after suffering a heart attack during a broadcast back on Sept. 10. Considering he was reportedly pronounced clinically dead before being revived and was later feared to have brain damage, it is remarkable that “The King” was able to make such a quick recovery and get right back into the mix on Monday night.

After giving an emotional speech and thanking the fans for their support, Lawler was thrown right back into action when he was interrupted by fan foe C.M. Punk. Punk proceeded to ridicule “The King” for coming back from the dead and getting so much attention, but it was clearly all part of the script. WWE fans are surely happy to have an icon back in any capacity.

WWE fan Charles Schmidt considering lawsuit after CM Punk assault

On Monday night during during WWE’s “Monday Night Raw,” wrestler CM Punk went overboard during the show when he turned around and hit a fan across the face while standing with the audience. Punk was in the stands going back-and-forth with Vince McMahon when fans began touching and shoving him. That’s when he turned around and hit Charles Schmidt, who is now reportedly considering filing a lawsuit.

Schmidt told Laura Cole of CBS 14 in Sacramento that he was filing a report with police on Monday night. He claimed Punk had broken his glasses and left somewhat of a bruise near his eye (see a photo here). He also said the attack was completely unprovoked. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said there would not be an investigation because Schmidt did not want to press charges, but according to Cole he said he is considering hiring an attorney and taking legal action.

I’ve never been one to rally people to sue and file lawsuits, but why wouldn’t Schmidt take legal action? Punk acted unprofessionally and assaulted him for no reason. The attack was captured on video from multiple angles, so if I was Schmidt I’d need more than just an apology from the WWE to make things right. You can’t just have wrestlers hitting fans for no reason and making it go away with a simple “sorry.”

Fan who provoked CM Punk bragged about it, then deleted his Twitter

The fan who provoked CM Punk to hit another fan at “RAW” on Monday night in Sacramento bragged about his actions, but later deleted his Twitter account.

A man named Dario Teyes bragged over Twitter that he was the one who antagonized CM Punk in the stands. He also seemed proud that an innocent fan paid for his actions.

Teyes’ tweets are gone now that he deleted his Twitter account, but they were preserved online.

“Bro I’m the one that was —king with [CM Punk] lmao them he rocked an innocent fan,” Teyes wrote to one of his friends over Twitter. “[The fan who was struck] is about to be a millionaire!!! I punched his kidney and slapped his back hella hard.

“Bro he straight pounced on a poor day white guy. I hit him ran away then ran back and stood next to him cause I saw the camera … Come on now poor fat guy is just hanging out putting his glasses on.”

Teyes owes the real victim a big apology, as does CM Punk and the WWE. At the least, the innocent fan needs a new pair of glasses.

The WWE sent us the following statement on the matter:

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Fan hit by CM Punk filed police report, has bruised eye, broken glasses (Pictures)

The fan who was hit by wrestler CM Punk during “Monday Night RAW” in Sacramento reportedly filed a police report after the assault.

Laura Cole, who works for CBS 13 in Sacramento, reported on her Twitter account that the fan was filing a report with law enforcement late Monday.

Cole spoke with the fan who told her he never hit Punk to provoke the attack. She also snapped a photo of the fan holding his sunglasses, which he says were broken by Punk:

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CM Punk hits fan at ‘RAW’ (Video)

CM Punk went overboard during “Monday Night RAW” in Sacramento by attacking a fan.

Punk was in the stands and going back-and-forth with Vince McMahon during the show’s closing moments when he hit the fan. CM Punk had been touched on the shoulder, and he wheeled around and slugged a fan in the face with a backhanded punch/slap. He continued to pursue the fan by leveling him with a punch to the chin.

Security could be seen rushing over to break it up.

There’s little doubt that Punk’s attack was not part of the show. The fan would have to be as dedicated to the WWE as possible to not take some sort of legal action over the incident, because that was an obvious assault.

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Jerry Lawler releases short video from hospital thanking fans for support

Jerry Lawler is still in Montreal recovering from his recent heart attack, but it appears he is doing well. Earlier this week, Lawler’s ex-wife Stacy Carter informed us that doctors had taken “The King” out of sedation and that he was responsive. Although there was fear of possible brain damage, a report from WREG said Lawler did not have any brain damage.

Considering Lawler was said to be clinically dead for about 20 minutes before being revived, he is very lucky to even be alive.

As you can see from the video above that Black Sports Online shared with us, “The King” took a few moments this week from his hospital room to thank the WWE community for its support. He even snuck in a funny joke about having more wires hooked up to him than AT&T, which is a great sign for WWE fans.

The fact that Lawler hasn’t lost his sense of humor is certainly a relief.

Previously: Jerry Lawler collapses during ‘Monday Night Raw’
Previously: Jerry Lawler had heart attack, reportedly was clinically dead

Jerry Lawler reportedly responsive but feared to have brain damage

After suffering a heart attack during “Monday Night Raw” earlier this week, Jerry Lawler is said to be responsive and recovering. According to his ex-wife, former WWE Diva Stacy Carter, Lawler underwent more heart procedures on Tuesday and doctors have since removed his ventilation and taken him out of sedation. However, Carter wrote on Facebook that it is feared ‘The King’ he may have brain damage.

“I have an update on Jerry. The docs are removing his ventilation & taking him out of sedation,” Carter wrote according to All Wrestling News. “He is responsive, which is great!!! It took a while to revive him last night so there’s the concern of brain damage. He had some tests done which will show how much if any damage there is due to the lack of oxygen to his brain. Unfortunately, the results won’t be in until in the morning. I appreciate all the calls, texts, tweets, & Facebook messages of support & I know Jerry will too. Thanks everybody!!”

Considering he was pronounced clinically dead for 20 minutes before being revived, news that Lawler is responsive is certainly a good thing. It’s far too early to say if WWE fans can expect him back ringside ever again, but our thoughts are with Jerry as he continues on the road to recovery.