The in-ring action at Monday's edition of WWE Raw was hot and heavy with WrestleMania XXX on the horizon, but it turns out that rapper Wale did some grappling of his own while in attendance.
The final episode of Raw prior to WrestleMania emanated from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Wale was there to take in the action at the go-home show, but he created a bit of action as well.
As seen in this video, Wale mixed it up with a fellow fan while watching the event (NSFW video courtesy of Trap Beatz on YouTube via WorldStarHipHop.com):
Although the fans that witnessed the altercation were probably confused about its origins, Wale and the other combatant tweeted about it at length on Twitter.
After the incident, Wale seemed surprised about any potential backlash against him and defended his decision to throw down (Some language NSFW):
@MrBusby4o8 several times.. I don't understand the standards that I'm supposed to live by.. If I knew I honestly would adjust somethings— Wale Folarin (@Wale) April 1, 2014
He then apparently went about his business and enjoyed the rest of the show afterwards (Some language NSFW):
@EricMoonMan enjoying my popcorn lol— Wale Folarin (@Wale) April 1, 2014
Wale was in full support of Erick Rowan and the Wyatt Family as he donned a sheep mask, courtesy of his Instagram account:
The rapper also took part in the arena-wide "Yes!" chant after Daniel Bryan took out Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista to close the show.
Although it is unclear exactly what the altercation entailed, witness Jawn Murray of AlwaysAlist.com claimed that Wale threw at least one punch, according to TMZ.
"The next thing I know Wale is putting the smackdown on dude," Murray said. "Punched him dead in his face. It was a full fight."
Despite that account, Wale's rival downplayed the incident on Twitter and claimed that there were no true fisticuffs (Some language NSFW):
@Crum616 just pushed one another fam— Side Show Joe (@Chefboyrnach) April 1, 2014
He also scoffed at the notion of suing Wale in the wake of the confrontation (Some language NSFW):
Lmaooo why would I sue we pushed one other twitter wild— Side Show Joe (@Chefboyrnach) April 1, 2014
It always makes headlines when a celebrity does something outrageous in a public forum, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Wale has received some criticism.
While Wale obviously has a right to defend himself if he was goaded into the altercation, he also has to keep in mind the fact that he is a well-known person who has to conduct himself properly.
WWE certainly doesn't want their product to be marred by shenanigans in the crowd, so Wale will have to tread lightly or else he risks getting on WWE's bad side.
If Wale decides to attend WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, hopefully he manages to be a bit better behaved on Bourbon Street.
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