Wrestling’s fake? Fan attacks pro during live show in Brooklyn

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A 24-year-old man from Brooklyn was arrested and charged with attempted assault after attacking Seth Rollins (seen here in 2018), during a live broadcast of WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” on Monday night. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (NEXSTAR) – A Elisah Spencer, 24, of Brooklyn was arrested Monday night after attacking WWE wrestler Seth Rollins during a live broadcast of “Monday Night RAW” at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. He was charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs – disruption of a live sporting event, the NYPD confirmed.

Police said the attack happened at about 9:20 p.m., right after Rollins’ match. Footage of the incident shared to Twitter shows the man charging at Rollins just as the WWE Superstar was walking backstage up the entrance ramp.

Spencer had earlier left his seat and “jumped the metal barricade” to obtain access to the ramp, according to police. As seen on video shared via Twitter, the attacker then tackled Rollins to the ground and appeared to pull at his hair.

Referees and security personnel separated the two and escorted the attacker away. “The individual was taken into custody at the scene,” NYPD said. Rollins suffered a swollen lip but refused medical attention, they added.

The WWE responded shortly after the incident, issuing a statement obtained by ESPN. “WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously,” the WWE wrote. “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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