Here are some notable points:
[this was the only Kofi-Punk clothesline I saw. It took place 10 min into match]
[I didn’t see this on cam. Looks like it happened here — 20 min after clothesline. At this point, it appeared Punk had communicated a handful of times w/ refs]
Punk responded, “I got rocked,” which Amann interpretted as meaning he had a head injury.
Amann says he told Punk he has a concussion and should eliminate himself.
According to Amann, Punk replied, “I am just going to collect myself and get back in the match.”
According to Cone, Punk responded “If you make me leave this f&$@ing match, I’ll f$&@ing quit now.”
Cone repeated the direction, but Punk pie-faced him.
Punk says he only had one conversation with Amman during Rumble.
Punk told jurors he was supposed to be in the final four — which he was.
Kane says the elimination occurred as planned, though possibly earlier.
[if it happened earlier than planned, it wasn’t by much. Punk stayed in the ring some 40 min after Kofi clothesline]
You may recall, #WWE released this video of Punk from the event.
My analysis: Punk admittedly didn’t follow orders but not too much was done to get him out early. There was testimony the back was considering sending out Kane early to get him out.
By my count, he was in ring for some 40 minutes w/ head injury.