WWE fan who attacked Bret Hart reportedly charged with assault
The fan who attacked Bret Hart during the WWE Hall of Fame event in Brooklyn on Saturday night is reportedly facing several charges.
Hart, 61, was in the middle of honoring the late Jim Neidhart when a fan somehow made his way into the ring and tackled The Hitman. According to Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, the fan has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of disorderly conduct.
I’ve been told Bret Hart’s attacker has been charged with 2 counts of assault in the 3rd degree and disorderly conduct.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 7, 2019
WWE confirmed in a statement that the fan managed to bypass security and was eventually apprehended and turned over to authorities.
WWE issued https://t.co/mWs3QF7zUn the following statement on the Bret Hart attack:
"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."
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 7, 2019
While some understandably thought the incident was staged at first, the way the WWE Network broadcast cut out when the fan tackled Hart made it clear it was not.
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
The fan quickly paid the price for his actions from a physical standpoint when he was pummeled by several people, and now he will have to deal with the legal ramifications of his actions.