A replica Money in the Bank briefcase struck Roman Reigns in the head Saturday night, and the fan who threw it was arrested after being ejected from the arena at a WWE house show in Victoria, British Columbia.
The Canadian Press (via CTVNews.ca), provided a synopsis of Victoria police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Edwards' speaking on the incident Sunday:
Edwards says other fans saw the briefcase -- a replica of one used in WWE shows -- and began chanting for the man to throw the briefcase into the ring.
The overzealous fan tossed the briefcase into the ring, hitting wrestler Roman Reigns in the back of the head.
Edwards says that no one was hurt and no charges were laid after an apology was given by the fan.
The 31-year-old male has been banned from any WWE wrestling shows in the future.
Video shot from the audience at the event shows what happened after the fan threw the briefcase:
According to Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com, a first-person account from an eyewitness said the match referee ran to the aid of security.
The fan also noted Reigns appeared to be stunned and frustrated following the attack, though he was able to finish the match with Bray Wyatt.
Even though the WWE live experience is often a cordial one between fans and entertainers, at times spectators try to make themselves part of the action. This is nothing new for WWE, as many wrestlers have been victims of fan attacks.
This is one of those unfortunate incidents that are all too common at WWE events, but it's not reflective of the entire fanbase. The good news is Reigns appears to be OK, and the culprit was removed from the premises.