C.M. Punk has risen to become one of WWE's most prized assets by leveraging decent athleticism, quality mic skills, and an especially strong ability to work shoots. We're assuming that's what happened tonight, as Punk sledged a fan in the face during the closing seconds of tonight's episode of Raw, though this might be an instance of the boy crying wolf so many times we're assuming everything is a work.
Of course, legit shoots have been common of late on Raw, from idiots in the ring to Jerry Lawler's very unfortunate on-air heart attack. Too, you see a security guard immediately come up to the guy decked by Punk to see if he's still a threat—but he never appeared to be one in the first place. (His story would make for a hell of a Virgilbag entry.)