Fan arrested in New York after attacking WWE wrestler Seth Rollins on the Barclays Middle
A Brooklyn man was arrested Monday night time after attacking a WWE wrestler, a New York police spokesman informed ESPN.
Elisah Spencer, 24, ran for WWE star Seth Rollins and attacked him whereas broadcasting WWE’s Monday Evening Uncooked dwell on the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn. The attacker and Rollins fought on the bottom for a second till safety and WWE officers, together with referees, ended the engagement.
Spencer is charged with tried assault and tried artwork and cultural violation (disrupting a dwell sporting occasion), based on the NYPD. Police say Spencer left his seating space round 9:20 p.m. native time, jumped over the metallic barricade and attacked Rollins, who was affected by a swelling of his lip.
Rollins refused medical consideration, based on police.
The altercation was initially televised dwell, however WWE cameras shortly reduce off when it grew to become clear they weren’t a part of the script. Many viewers captured the incident with their cellphone cameras and posted it on social media.
“WWE takes the security of its performers very significantly,” WWE mentioned in an announcement to ESPN. “The one that attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and is being prosecuted to the fullest extent potential.”
Rollins, one in all WWE’s largest stars and a former WWE Champion, headed again to the doorway after a uncooked phase with wrestler Finn Balor. When Rollins reached the highest of the ramp, the attacker got here working at full pace and roughly knocked Rollins, whose actual identify is Colby Lopez, to the bottom. Rollins was capable of transfer on his personal after officers contained the attacker.