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Friday, December 19, 2014

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.”



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