There was an incident during the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as Bret Hart and Natalya were doing the induction for The Hart Foundation.
The incident began when a fan apparently rushed the ring and tried to tackle Bret at the podium. The camera cut away to a blank screen for about a minute, but came back to Edge, Beth Phoenix, Tyson Kidd, Drake Maverick and several others checking on Kidd and Hart. Fans were booing and chanting "asshole" at someone that was being held down on the floor near the ring setup. It looked like the fan was then carried out while fans chanted "asshole" at him. As the fan was being escorted, it appeared as if Dash Wilderpunched him in the face, as seen below.
After the incident, Drake stepped to the podium and asked everyone to pay that guy no mind, to let's get back to the speech. Natalya then stepped to the podium with Bret and said it's time to get back to the speech. Fans rallied for Bret and Natalya as they resumed things.
The man who attacked WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hartat Saturday's 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn has been identified as 26 year old Zachary Madsen from Nebraska, according to CBS New York.
CBS Sports reported that Madsen was taken to the NYPD's 78th Precinct in Brooklyn to be charged with two counts of assault and trespassing. The main CBS website then noted that the man was still being held in custody while the charges were being filed, at around midnight ET. That report said Madsen faced two counts of assault, one count of trespassing and a misdemeanor charge of violation of local law.
CBS reports that the man also caused minor injuries to a security guard who tried to hold him down, in addition to the minor injuries Hart suffered. It was noted that the man punched Bret at least once, but Bret did not need medical attention
WWE issued a statement on the incident and said the man has been turned over to the proper authorities. You can see their statement below:
"An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring. The individual has been turned over to the proper authorities."
Below are videos from the incident. Stay tuned for more on what happened.
Credit wrestling Inc