Paul Heyman said during an interview for the WWE App after RAW that CM Punk's brawl with Curtis Axel show that he is at his absolute worst, with a "criminal intent" to what he's doing. He noted Punk's losing it on a fan at ringside and said, "One person in the crowd set the man's emotions into overflow...How he picked up a chair and wrapped it around Curtis Axel's body! Very passionate, wouldn't you say? Very aggressive."

Heyman added of Punk, "He's getting there. But he's coming home."