The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is made to honor some of the company’s most accomplished superstars.
On Saturday night, when Bret Hart, “The Hitman” was giving a speech at Barclays Center in Brooklyn during WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, a spectator from the crowd named Zachary Madsen, 26, suddenly attacked him.
Promptly, Madsen was subdued by the other wrestlers and several people who all immediately came to Hart’s defense. As per reports, Hart is now okay.
Zachary Madsen who wore a Rasta hat just rushed onto the ring and grabbed Hart around his waist tightly. This is when the live screen went black but the whole video was uploaded to Twitter as we can see securities and wrestlers jumped to help.
Wild scene at WWE Hall of Fame ceremony w fan attacking Bret Hart during speech. pic.twitter.com/zC4VVKxDlW
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 7, 2019
According to CBS, WWE stars like Shane McMahon, Xavier Woods, Tyson Kidd, and Curtis Axel all rushed for help and pulled out Madsen out of the arena. Security guards have also got minor injuries from this attack.
Shortly after the incident, WWE released a statement which said “An over exuberant fan surpassed our security at the ringside and made his way briefly into the ring. The individual has been turned over police authorities.”
Hart wasn’t injured and went back again to finish his speech.
Fisher told the Associated Press that “I couldn’t believe that the security had missed him in the first place and the next thing you know there was Shane McMahon and Travis Brown on top of him the crowd was going crazy booing.”