“I think the whole situation sucks,” Punk told WWE.com. “It’s an unfortunate and isolated incident. I was up in the stands, surrounded.”
“Somebody said, ‘let’s push him down the stairs,’” Punk explained. “I got hit in the ribs three times. I was getting shoved and I was getting punched…Then I started getting tagged in the back of the head. Unfortunately, I lashed out in the heat of the moment and I apologize. I’m really just glad nobody was hurt."
The joke I've known for years (too lazy to check if this was one of CRZ's regular lines) was that the mesh is D&D-ish and adds +2 defense versus cruiser weight attacks. AJ is a cruiser weight so yeah, he can shrug it off.