WWE wrestler Seth Rollins attacked by fan during live Monday Night Raw broadcast
WWE wrestler Seth Rollins was attacked by a fan during a live broadcast of Monday Night Raw overnight.
The attack took place as Rollins was heading back to the entrance way following his victory over Finn Balor.
But just as he got to the top of the ramp, a fan charged at him from the side and seemingly speared him.
A scuffle began, as security and referees from the back tried to apprehend the man, who was later seen being escorted out of the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, as the 15,000-strong crowd were heard chanting “a***hole” at him.
The fan was later arrested.
Once Rollins had managed to free himself from the man, he can be heard shouting “you want to blind side me, motherf****r?” while the crowd chanted “f**k him up”.
The start of the incident was shown on live TV, but cameras abruptly cut to replays of the previous match between Rollins and Balor.
The man was later named as Elisah Spencer, 24, and he was charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs (disrupting a live sporting event).
Twitter footage emerged shortly after of Rollins' wife, fellow WWE wrestler Becky Lynch, coming out to the ramp to check on her husband.
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Rollins, real name is Colby Lopez, received praise for the way he handled the entire situation, as he returned to character immediately afterwards, posing for the crowd.
He later came out and carried on with the show, taking part in another promo segment shortly after, and even had a joke about the incident, as he pretended to look for any other on-comers during his entrance.
A WWE spokesman said at the time of the incident: “WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously.
“The individual who attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
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The attacks marks the third time that Rollins has been attacked by fans while "at work", with previous incidents taken place in 2019 and 2018.
WWE's security team normally surrounds the entrance ramp, ringside area and main stage area, but there have been several incidents over the years where over-eager fans have broken through security and managed to either attack wrestlers or find themselves standing in the ring to a chorus of boos.
The most famous incident took place at the 2019 Hall of Fame, where a fan attempted to attack legendary Bret Hart while he was inducting his relative Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart.
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