Zachary Madsen has been arrested after he tackled wrestler Bret Hart during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in New York, police say.
Zachary Madsen is the man accused of tackling legendary wrestler Bret Hart during the in-ring WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, police say. The 61-year-old Hart was not injured. Video of the event showed Madsen blindsiding “The Hitman” as he gave his induction speech during the Hall of Fame ceremony.
Madsen, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was charged with assault and criminal trespassing charges, CBS News reports. Madsen is an amateur MMA fighter and was previously accused of stalking a fighter he was training with at a Nebraska gym, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
The Hall of Fame ceremony was being held the day before Wrestlemania 35, which is being held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Hart was inducted as part of The Hart Foundation. In a statement, the WWE said, “An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring. The
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