Man who claims he hit wrestler appears to be from Yuba City
Update on Oct. 18: Dario Teyes claimed that his Twitter account was hacked after his first couple tweets regarding attending "Monday Night Raw" and that he is no longer on Twitter. He said he does not know who hacked his account.
A man who achieved minor – but apparently desired – notoriety in some corners of the Internet for claiming to hit a professional wrestler in the back of the head during a nationally televised show Monday evening in Sacramento appears to be from Yuba City.
Dario Teyes, whose Facebook profile lists him as residing in Davis and a Yuba City High School graduate, repeatedly claimed on his Twitter account Monday he’d hit WWE performer C.M. Punk in the back of the head when Punk went into the crowd at Power Balance Pavilion, near the end of a live broadcast of the USA Network show “Monday Night Raw.”
The incident drew attention from sites such as TMZ.com after Punk, whose real name is Phillip Brooks, responded by punching another person, drawing a police investigation.
Brooks has yet to be charged in connection with the incident, though the WWE has issued a statement saying its security was unfortunately not prepared for the incident as it should’ve been, and Punk regretted the incident.
At about 11 p.m. in a tweet posted to his account, Teyes wrote, “yoo tweet fam check this video of me live on USA retweet youll get a good laugh” followed by a YouTube link to the incident. In subsequent tweets directed at followers, Teyes said punched Brooks in the kidney and then slapped his back “hella hard.”
“(T)hat guy is about to be a millionaire!!!!” the same tweet reads, apparently referring to the person Brooks punched. In another tweet, he describes what he did as a “power move.”
Teyes did not immediately respond to messages sent to his Facebook and Twitter pages on Tuesday.