Crazed fan, 24, hurls himself at former WWE champion Seth Rollins, 35, knocking him to the ground
WWE star Seth Rollins was attacked by a fan who sprinted at him knocking him to the floor during an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night.
Elisah Spencer, 24, jumped over a guard rail at Monday Night Raw and tackled Rollins – one of the WWE’s biggest stars and a former WWE champion – as he was walking up a ramp out of the arena.
The incident doesn’t appear to have been a stunt, since Spencer was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs for disrupting a live sporting event.
It all happened in full view of television cameras which were broadcasting live but then rapidly pulled away from the scene.
WWE wrestler, Seth Rollins, 35, was gesturing to TV cameras when he was suddenly blindsided by a crazed fan
The fan seemingly came out of nowhere giving Rollins little time to react to the man
Rollins was knocked to the floor while the man, in red pants, pinned his head to the floor
Several referees in black and white striped shirts ran to separate the pair from one another
One WWE fan at Barclays Center attempted to get into the action by attacking one of the wrestlers. A fan jumped the guard rail near the back of ramp and tackled WWE star Seth Rollins as he walked back from his match during ‘Monday Night Raw’ on Monday
Meanwhile, shocked fans filmed the incident and jeered before posting the violent footage online.
WWE officials including security and referees quickly intervened to pull Spencer off Rollins before the attacker was escorted out of the arena by around six security guards.
Rollins, whose real name is Colby Lopez, yelled at Spencer as he was being taken away and attempted to stay in character, but there was no further interaction between the pair.
The scuffle saw several security guards and WWE referees run over in an attempt to break up the scuffle