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(WTSP)   Fan punched by CM Punk at the end of WWE Monday Night Raw won't be pressing charges, but may be hiring an attorney to sue WWE. No word yet on whether David Otunga or Clarence Mason will be handling the case   (wtsp.com) divider line 80
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2012-10-10 11:32:27 AM  
Has the Booker T/Big T lawsuit been settled yet? Why hasn't Booker T muted all previous mentions of the T and blurred out all previous writings of the T after his name?
 
2012-10-10 11:36:20 AM  

cman: Has the Booker T/Big T lawsuit been settled yet? Why hasn't Booker T muted all previous mentions of the T and blurred out all previous writings of the T after his name?


I believe Booker was awarded all rights to "T" after he served his country with the Misfits In Action as "G.I. Bro".
 
2012-10-10 11:40:14 AM  
As long as they play Vince's music when he appears in court, I'm all good with this.
 
2012-10-10 01:06:42 PM  
FTA: A fan got punched by a wrestler named CM Punk at Power Balance Pavillion on Monday night.

No, he got punched by WWE Champion CM Punk.

Christ, he really DOESN'T get any respect. -_-
 
2012-10-10 01:07:14 PM  
Man, that's heat.
 
2012-10-10 01:07:23 PM  
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2012-10-10 01:09:29 PM  
MLB thread coming?
 
2012-10-10 01:11:20 PM  

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Awesome.
 
2012-10-10 01:11:48 PM  

Zombie Hitler: MLB thread coming?


One needs to be submitted before it can be greenlit.
 
2012-10-10 01:12:06 PM  
The WWe will pay him 10 grand, Punk will be fined 10 grand and the E will have a ratings bump. They will also turn this into a CM Punk loose cannon angle. Millions made. Oh and stupid fanboy will have to sign an NDA.
 
2012-10-10 01:12:09 PM  
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He should consider hiring Otunga, Otunga, Otunga, Otunga, and Hudson to represent him.
 
2012-10-10 01:13:41 PM  

Gunny Highway: [a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

He should consider hiring Otunga, Otunga, Otunga, Otunga, and Hudson to represent him.


www.obsessedwithwrestling.com
 
2012-10-10 01:22:49 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: The WWe will pay him 10 grand, Punk will be fined 10 grand and the E will have a ratings bump. They will also turn this into a CM Punk loose cannon angle. Millions made. Oh and stupid fanboy will have to sign an NDA.


Exactly, it's not like they were pushing him to be a face.
 
2012-10-10 01:23:02 PM  
It's amazing.

DBD "assaults" another talent as part of the gimmick and he gets fired.

Punk literally pops someone - which is the E's fault for not securing him properly - and no harm, no foul, here's your settlement, please we need Linda to win.

Oh BOY I hope DBD remembers this when it's time for his big angle against Punk.


(seriously, is DBD/Kane going to be the payoff at Wrestlemania?)
 
2012-10-10 01:25:21 PM  
I would hire Otunga Mason as my layer!
 
2012-10-10 01:25:44 PM  
It was still a biatch move on Punk's part to hit the guy, however it's just as much if not more of a biatch move to not hit Punk back and not press charges against Punk but instead consider suing WWE. People sure do love their celebrities.
 
2012-10-10 01:40:45 PM  

Owangotang: It was still a biatch move on Punk's part to hit the guy, however it's just as much if not more of a biatch move to not hit Punk back and not press charges against Punk but instead consider suing WWE. People sure do love their celebrities.


If Punk as hit in the kidney, he probably started swinging. That is both dangerous and painful. To wit, I hit my ex wife sounds like a biatch move and makes me sound like an abuser. I hit my ex wife after she bit me on the forehead while I was asleep and I came up swinging is different.

/actually happened.
 
2012-10-10 01:42:59 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: If Punk as hit in the kidney, he probably started swinging. That is both dangerous and painful. To wit, I hit my ex wife sounds like a biatch move and makes me sound like an abuser. I hit my ex wife after she bit me on the forehead while I was asleep and I came up swinging is different.

/actually happened.


Yikes, that sounds like a bad night.
 
2012-10-10 01:49:58 PM  

Owangotang: It was still a biatch move on Punk's part to hit the guy, however it's just as much if not more of a biatch move to not hit Punk back and not press charges against Punk but instead consider suing WWE. People sure do love their celebrities.


I have credit card bills.

Pay me.
 
2012-10-10 01:52:23 PM  

Owangotang: globalwarmingpraiser: If Punk as hit in the kidney, he probably started swinging. That is both dangerous and painful. To wit, I hit my ex wife sounds like a biatch move and makes me sound like an abuser. I hit my ex wife after she bit me on the forehead while I was asleep and I came up swinging is different.

/actually happened.

Yikes, that sounds like a bad night.


I married the crazy. I wo the custody fight though.
 
2012-10-10 02:05:03 PM  

MattyFridays: It's amazing.

DBD "assaults" another talent as part of the gimmick and he gets fired.

Punk literally pops someone - which is the E's fault for not securing him properly - and no harm, no foul, here's your settlement, please we need Linda to win.

Oh BOY I hope DBD remembers this when it's time for his big angle against Punk.


(seriously, is DBD/Kane going to be the payoff at Wrestlemania?)


I just want DBD to
A) Be on the card
B) Get more than 20 seconds
Because don't think for 1 second that no matter how great DBD is, how much he makes any gimmick work, Vince won't go "Hey, why don't we have DBD's thing be losing at WM in less than a minute". He's capable of it, and I'm afraid that the Raw writer is seeing this right now and passing it on. Heck, look at what we have to deal with on the smackdown spoilers
 
2012-10-10 02:08:17 PM  

MattyFridays: It's amazing.

DBD "assaults" another talent as part of the gimmick and he gets fired.

Punk literally pops someone - which is the E's fault for not securing him properly - and no harm, no foul, here's your settlement, please we need Linda to win.

Oh BOY I hope DBD remembers this when it's time for his big angle against Punk.


I may be wrong, but wasn't the Nexus invasion in the midst of the Linda running for office/PG hoopla? It wasn't WWE who pushed for DB's firing, it was Mattel or some company like that. I mean, as soon as they could they brought DB right back and thrust him into a storyline in a PPV.


MattyFridays:
(seriously, is DBD/Kane going to be the payoff at Wrestlemania?)

[DB_Yes.gif]
 
2012-10-10 02:11:46 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Owangotang: globalwarmingpraiser: If Punk as hit in the kidney, he probably started swinging. That is both dangerous and painful. To wit, I hit my ex wife sounds like a biatch move and makes me sound like an abuser. I hit my ex wife after she bit me on the forehead while I was asleep and I came up swinging is different.

/actually happened.

Yikes, that sounds like a bad night.

I married the crazy. I wo the custody fight though.


Mind telling me how? Don't want to thread jack so EIP but I do need some advice for a friend.
 
2012-10-10 02:15:01 PM  

Masterstuff: MattyFridays:
(seriously, is DBD/Kane going to be the payoff at Wrestlemania?)

[DB_Yes.gif]


The face turn happens after Bryan refuses to submit to Kane's demand to melt down the tag team championship belts.
 
2012-10-10 02:15:09 PM  

TheManofPA: MattyFridays: It's amazing.

DBD "assaults" another talent as part of the gimmick and he gets fired.

Punk literally pops someone - which is the E's fault for not securing him properly - and no harm, no foul, here's your settlement, please we need Linda to win.

Oh BOY I hope DBD remembers this when it's time for his big angle against Punk.


(seriously, is DBD/Kane going to be the payoff at Wrestlemania?)

I just want DBD to
A) Be on the card
B) Get more than 20 seconds
Because don't think for 1 second that no matter how great DBD is, how much he makes any gimmick work, Vince won't go "Hey, why don't we have DBD's thing be losing at WM in less than a minute". He's capable of it, and I'm afraid that the Raw writer is seeing this right now and passing it on. Heck, look at what we have to deal with on the smackdown spoilers


That was exactly what I thought. I see his tag team defending their belts, Kane doing something that distracts DBD and he gets pinned in under a minute.
 
2012-10-10 02:17:39 PM  
Since Deadspin's video shows the dude hit Punk on the back of the head before getting popped, it'd be hard to sue Punk and win.

Since the WWE's own statement said they failed to provide adequate security, it will be less hard to sue them for failing to provide adequate security.
 
2012-10-10 02:17:42 PM  

TheManofPA: MattyFridays: It's amazing.

DBD "assaults" another talent as part of the gimmick and he gets fired.

Punk literally pops someone - which is the E's fault for not securing him properly - and no harm, no foul, here's your settlement, please we need Linda to win.

Oh BOY I hope DBD remembers this when it's time for his big angle against Punk.


(seriously, is DBD/Kane going to be the payoff at Wrestlemania?)

I just want DBD to
A) Be on the card
B) Get more than 20 seconds
Because don't think for 1 second that no matter how great DBD is, how much he makes any gimmick work, Vince won't go "Hey, why don't we have DBD's thing be losing at WM in less than a minute". He's capable of it, and I'm afraid that the Raw writer is seeing this right now and passing it on. Heck, look at what we have to deal with on the smackdown spoilers



Unfortunately true.

One of my best friends used to wrestle and teach at APW back when DBD was there. He says that one of the great things about DBD's gimmick is that ti's really not much of a gimmick for him. He really did do all the 'YES! YES! YES!' and 'I'm better than you! I'm a vegan!' stuff for a laugh backstage. He's been perfecting this comedic schtick for years.
 
2012-10-10 02:20:51 PM  

Daniels: Since Deadspin's video shows the dude hit Punk on the back of the head before getting popped, it'd be hard to sue Punk and win.


The article says that it isn't the dude's hand. And the slow-mo video shows somebody else's hand actually hits Punk.
 
2012-10-10 02:23:22 PM  
Also unrelated, was Monday night the first time Vince has gone over a wrestler like that? I know he did get the title once but usually in a match,the point is he gets his ass kicked bad, then cheats/uses interference/his power to get the advantage or win, or the face overcomes the odds. I don't recall a time where he goes toe to toe and looks better because honestly outside of the open, one would guess that Vince is the better wrestler and Punk got lucky for that short time he was ahead.

And they wonder why they can't get everyone over. Punk should have destroyed Vince in all aspects after maybe one lucky punch until Ryback came in.
 
2012-10-10 02:26:01 PM  
Treygreen13: The article says that it isn't the dude's hand. And the slow-mo video shows somebody else's hand actually hits Punk.

Is it the TV Feed or the fan video someone sent Deadspin? The fan video it almost certainly looks like the same dude (albeit probably inadvertently) hit Punk in the back of the head. In the TV feed, it definitely looks like a different guy.
 
2012-10-10 02:29:44 PM  

Daniels: Treygreen13: The article says that it isn't the dude's hand. And the slow-mo video shows somebody else's hand actually hits Punk.

Is it the TV Feed or the fan video someone sent Deadspin? The fan video it almost certainly looks like the same dude (albeit probably inadvertently) hit Punk in the back of the head. In the TV feed, it definitely looks like a different guy.


Not sure of the source, but it's at the bottom of the article in the link. In regular speed it looks like the guy has his arms up and then either gets bumped forward or brings them down on Punk. But when they slow it down you can see the guy in the white shirt behind the action reaches under the big guy's arms and pops Punk in the back of the head, and the guy standing back there just has his hands up. He moves forward a little when the guy in white pushes Punk, but he doesn't contact him at all.

It's at about :40 of the video in the article.
 
2012-10-10 02:33:52 PM  
Anyway, this kid is probably doing the right thing. Don't press charges, get a lawyer, get video evidence that you're not the guilty party. When you go to the WWE, see what sort of awesome perks you can get as an apology (including an opportunity to meet Punk who would probably feel bad knowing he hit the wrong guy) and if they don't want to roll out the red carpet, get your settlement and move on.
 
2012-10-10 02:35:01 PM  
Ah, OK. See it now. Wrong place, wrong time for that guy.

In other news, little white shirt guy is a giant gaping vagina.
 
2012-10-10 02:37:13 PM  

Daniels: Ah, OK. See it now. Wrong place, wrong time for that guy.

In other news, little white shirt guy is a giant gaping vagina.


Yeah.

It looks like Punk doesn't really get a solid hit in on the guy. The backhand connects but it's really just a slap, and the 2nd shot is more of a push than a punch - plus the guy is already falling backward. Explains why the guy isn't injured in any way.
 
2012-10-10 02:44:08 PM  
At least someone got hit for real that evening.
 
2012-10-10 02:46:32 PM  
Vince should offer to make the fan a special guest referee at Punk's next title defense or make the fan acting RAW G.M. for one show and have him make Punk run the gamut of a dozen wrestlers.
 
2012-10-10 02:58:34 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: Owangotang: globalwarmingpraiser: If Punk as hit in the kidney, he probably started swinging. That is both dangerous and painful. To wit, I hit my ex wife sounds like a biatch move and makes me sound like an abuser. I hit my ex wife after she bit me on the forehead while I was asleep and I came up swinging is different.

/actually happened.

Yikes, that sounds like a bad night.

I married the crazy. I wo the custody fight though.


You've spawned?!

The Mayans were right. :P
 
2012-10-10 02:59:20 PM  
CBS Sacramento reporter Laura Cole, who attended Monday's Raw, wrote on her Twitter today that the fan attacked by CM Punk at the show is considering filing a lawsuit.

She wrote, "fan telling #CBS13 that he is now considering getting an attorney for a possible lawsuit."
 
2012-10-10 03:16:59 PM  
I'm not saying he should automatically sue, but it's probably a good idea to have a lawyer present when talking to the WWE to help him look over anything they want him to sign, unless he wants to accidentally gain custody of Hand-teen or Heath Slater or something.
 
2012-10-10 03:21:12 PM  

NotEric: I'm not saying he should automatically sue, but it's probably a good idea to have a lawyer present when talking to the WWE to help him look over anything they want him to sign, unless he wants to accidentally gain custody of Hand-teen or Heath Slater or something.


"I was thrown in with the Hand, Bay-bay!"
 
2012-10-10 03:28:37 PM  
It's time to call...

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2012-10-10 03:28:41 PM  

NotEric: I'm not saying he should automatically sue, but it's probably a good idea to have a lawyer present when talking to the WWE to help him look over anything they want him to sign, unless he wants to accidentally gain custody of Hand-teen or Heath Slater or something.


...wait, if I get punched by a WWE Wrestler, I get custody of Handteen?

SIGN ME UP!
 
2012-10-10 03:33:13 PM  

NotEric: I'm not saying he should automatically sue, but it's probably a good idea to have a lawyer present when talking to the WWE to help him look over anything they want him to sign, unless he wants to accidentally gain custody of Hand-teen or Heath Slater or something.


Ok, FWC, if this happened to you and you weren't really in the "I need lots of money" situation; what would you have WWE do. Basically Vince is willing to let you get through one idea that makes television, here are the cavets:
1) Vince can undo it later from continuity but it must happen
2) It can be attitude era, but it has to be something that could air on Raw
3) It can be a short-time push within reason over just one item/match/aspect or a "moment that must occur in 3 months or less"
4) Has to be something you can map out how it would happen (i.e. not bring back a dead person and laying them in the ring)
What would you choose WWE? What would you choose?
 
2012-10-10 03:33:53 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: NotEric: I'm not saying he should automatically sue, but it's probably a good idea to have a lawyer present when talking to the WWE to help him look over anything they want him to sign, unless he wants to accidentally gain custody of Hand-teen or Heath Slater or something.

...wait, if I get punched by a WWE Wrestler, I get custody of Handteen?

SIGN ME UP!


You could always have sex with Mae....
 
2012-10-10 03:41:01 PM  

TheManofPA: Ok, FWC, if this happened to you and you weren't really in the "I need lots of money" situation; what would you have WWE do. Basically Vince is willing to let you get through one idea that makes television, here are the cavets:
1) Vince can undo it later from continuity but it must happen
2) It can be attitude era, but it has to be something that could air on Raw
3) It can be a short-time push within reason over just one item/match/aspect or a "moment that must occur in 3 months or less"
4) Has to be something you can map out how it would happen (i.e. not bring back a dead person and laying them in the ring)
What would you choose WWE? What would you choose?


The Aitches jobs to D-Bry, clean, main event on Raw.
 
2012-10-10 03:41:41 PM  

TheManofPA: FirstNationalBastard: NotEric: I'm not saying he should automatically sue, but it's probably a good idea to have a lawyer present when talking to the WWE to help him look over anything they want him to sign, unless he wants to accidentally gain custody of Hand-teen or Heath Slater or something.

...wait, if I get punched by a WWE Wrestler, I get custody of Handteen?

SIGN ME UP!

You could always have sex with Mae....


...will Mizark be there threatening to make me pay my air bill?
 
2012-10-10 04:23:15 PM  
Shouldn't all grown men who watch wrestling get punched in the face?
 
2012-10-10 04:28:20 PM  

RantCasey: Shouldn't all grown men who watch wrestling get punched in the face?


Yes, as should grown men who watch other grown men play children's games involving balls.
 
2012-10-10 05:04:55 PM  

TheManofPA:
Ok, FWC, if this happened to you and you weren't really in the "I need lots of money" situation; what would you have WWE do. Basically Vince is willing to let you get through one idea that makes television, here are the cavets:
1) Vince can undo it later from continuity but it must happen
2) It can be attitude era, but it has to be something that could air on Raw
3) It can be a short-time push within reason over just one item/match/aspect or a "moment that must occur in 3 months or less"
4) Has to be something you can map out how it would happen (i.e. not bring back a dead person and laying them in the ring)
What would you choose WWE? What would you choose?


HHH/Steph come out and reintroduce Johnny Ace, who claims that he has scored his biggest talent get ever - Shane-O-Mac. Shane comes out, declares a new era for WWE. Vince interrupts, only to find out that Steph, HHH, and Shane combined their ownership stakes to buy out Vince, with Linda's blessing.

With Shane now in charge, he immediately announces all titles are vacated, and elimination tournaments will be setup to crown new champions, including Divas.
 
2012-10-10 05:14:08 PM  

EyeballKid: TheManofPA: Ok, FWC, if this happened to you and you weren't really in the "I need lots of money" situation; what would you have WWE do. Basically Vince is willing to let you get through one idea that makes television, here are the cavets:
1) Vince can undo it later from continuity but it must happen
2) It can be attitude era, but it has to be something that could air on Raw
3) It can be a short-time push within reason over just one item/match/aspect or a "moment that must occur in 3 months or less"
4) Has to be something you can map out how it would happen (i.e. not bring back a dead person and laying them in the ring)
What would you choose WWE? What would you choose?

The Aitches jobs to D-Bry, clean, main event on Raw.


pfft. Zach Ryder beats John Cena and CM Punk in a triple threat I quit match by making them both say I quit. Best in the WOO WOO WOORLD!
 
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