USA’s cameras showed Chucky and a young boy going nuts in the crowd during the show in Tampa on Monday. Chucky showed the type of excitement that he usually reserves for when he’s talks about the throw a quarterback makes on a Spider 2 Y Banana play. He was just loving it. Oh, and he certainly didn’t miss much in the title game.
UFC fighter Tom Lawlor is known for his creative ring and weigh-in entrances, and he was in full form at his UFC 154 weigh-in on Friday. Lawlor did his best to parody the infamous 1993 WCW “Shockmaster” incident.
Fred Ottman aka Typhoon and Tugboat, who teamed with Earthquake to form the Natural Disasters in the WWF, was making his first WCW appearance as a new character. Wearing a mask seen above, Ottman tripped and lost his mask, exposing his identity in a disatrous introduction.
Lawlor also dressed as a nerd for his entrance prior to UFC 154 on Saturday.
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Lawlor lost to Francis Carmont in a controversial split decision. At least he gained some notoriety and popularity with wrestling fans thanks to the weigh-in.
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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.
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.”
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:
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.
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.