Bret Hart was brought to the ground by a fan who rushed into the ring at the WWE Hall of Fame event on Apr. 6!
UPDATE: The WWE released the following statement about the incident: “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.”
ORIGINAL: Well, this was pretty scary, and completely reprehensible. While at the WWE Hall of Fame event, inductee Bret Hart, 61, was tackled by a fan who stormed into the ring wearing a Rastafarian hat while Hart was giving his induction speech. The attack briefly caused the broadcast to cut its feed. Fellow WWE Superstar and Total Divas star Natayla Neidhart, 36, was also standing next to Hart during the tackle, and was taken down by the fan as well. However, since the scuffle, Natayla has emerged fine. Watch the wild moment below.
Meanwhile, security quickly attempted to handle the situation by rushing into the ring, and trying to pull the fan off Hart (AKA “The Hitman”) in the resulting chaos that ensued. They dog-piled on disruptive fan, and with the assistance of other wrestlers, he was escorted out of the building, according to TMZ. Bret was being inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of a tag-team, The Hart Foundation, which was comprised of Bret and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, who passed away in 2018.
Natayla was there to accept the prestigious honor on behalf of her late father. After the incident, Bret was able to continue his speech uninterrupted. In addition to the Hart Foundation, the WWE also inducted Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, DX, Harlem Heat, The Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson and Warrior Award recipient Sue Aitchison.
This is probably the best angle of the incident involving a fan (and I use that term loosely) attacking Bret Hart. Disgusting. This guy deserved everything he got in the aftermath. Glad to hear Bret was OK and able to resume his speech. #WWEHOFhttps://t.co/6j1Rf8pkMb pic.twitter.com/pXwDdcIo6s
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) April 7, 2019
— Jon Sosis (@FunnyJS) April 7, 2019
Natayla spoke to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY in 2017 and revealed who would be ideal tag team partner. “I have the perfect tag team partner picked out in mind,” she told us. “Dolph Ziggler is the Bret Hart to my Jim Neidhart.”