At last night’s Night of Champions event from Houston, Texas, an incredibly stupid fan jumped into the ring and stood beside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns while they awaited the reveal of their mystery opponent. The wrestlers in the ring didn’t appear worried and casually snickered while security tackled the guy to the ground. Bray Wyatt even could be heard asking his opponents if the fan was one of theirs.
WWE issued this statement following what was one of many recent attempts by fans jumping the barricade… “WWE takes the safety of our performers very seriously and any fan entering the ring area will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Current performers seem smart enough to not choose to attack the fans the second they get near. That’s wise in this lawsuit-happy age that we live in. But considering the frequency of morons lately, maybe fans could use a few stiff punches to remind them that they aren’t part of the show.
Thankfully, every recent fan who’s gotten involved with the action either had no intention of physically engaging the wrestlers or were at least taken out by security before it got to that point. But who’s to say that the next fan to enter the ring isn’t looking for a fight? Or even worse, what if one is carrying a weapon?
Roman and Dean could’ve really won over the fans if they decked the guy who tried to take Jericho’s surprise spot. One good shot is all in the name of self-defense so surely they would avoid legal trouble, right? As a fan myself, I’m just a little sick of these occurrences happening over and over.
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