Seth Rollins Attacked by Fan on Entrance Ramp During WWE Raw; Fan Taken into Custody

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVNovember 23, 2021

TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 28: Seth Rollins enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 28, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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A fan jumped over the barricade and tackled Seth Rollins on the entrance ramp during Raw on Monday night.

Rollins was walking to the back following a match with Finn Balor when the fan suddenly entered the picture and took him to the ground. WWE security and referees responded quickly to subdue the fan.

Justin J. Lopez @stellar_jl319

A fan TACKLED Seth Rollins as he was walking backstage. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWERaw?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WWERaw</a> <a href="https://t.co/zlmKL5EOzC">pic.twitter.com/zlmKL5EOzC</a>

Alex McCarthy @AlexM_talkSPORT

A fan just jumped the rail and attacked Seth Rollins!<br><br>Security was all over it. Michael Hayes appeared too. <a href="https://t.co/LtJK2CoWwu">pic.twitter.com/LtJK2CoWwu</a>

ashley 🌸 @visionembracer

a fan attacked seth oh my god <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RAW?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RAW</a> <a href="https://t.co/yjXNmmeEWg">pic.twitter.com/yjXNmmeEWg</a>

WWE issued a statement on the incident, noting the fan—who was taken into custody—will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law":

Marc Raimondi @marc_raimondi

Statement from WWE on wrestler Seth Rollins being attacked by a fan during Raw tonight: <br><br>“WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously. The individual who attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Marc Raimondi @marc_raimondi

A 24-year-old male has been taken into custody in Brooklyn following an attack on WWE wrestler Seth Rollins during the Raw TV show in Brooklyn, an NYPD spokesperson told ESPN. Charges are pending. No name released yet.

This wasn't the Monday Night Messiah's first unexpected brush with the WWE Universe. A fan walked alongside him to the ring during a 2015 edition of Raw.

While not a common occurrence at WWE shows, that this happens at all is still concerning. One of the worst examples came in 2002 when a fan pushed a ladder out from Eddie Guerrero as he was scaling the rungs.

Scott Fishman @smFISHMAN

Performers like Seth Rollins already put their body on the line wrestling and entertaining us regularly. They shouldn’t have to look over their shoulder and worry about idiots going after them. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWERaw?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WWERaw</a>

Luckily, it appears Rollins was unhurt from Monday's incident.

The fan, meanwhile, was escorted out of Barclays Center.