The life of a professional wrestler is not without its fair share of drawbacks. This includes crazy fans who jump the barricades and either try to interact with the wrestlers or attack them. It seems Bully Ray defended Seth Rollins as well.
As seen on his week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, a fan attacked Seth Rollins while he made his way to the ring. Seth Rollins was utterly blindsided, which is why he couldn’t react to the situation as quickly as he’d have wanted to
Seth Rollins also did not attack the fan but managed to fight out of the hold and put in a front face look. He then waited until security came out and apprehended the fan, who was later on revealed to be 24-year-old Elisah Spencer.
While speaking Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray defended Seth Rollins’ decision to not fight back against the fan who attacked him. Ray stated that Rollins did the right thing in the end.
“People chiming in on social media, ‘Oh Rollins is a punk for not beating the sh*t out of him.’ No, he’s not, he’s a pro. You can’t fire back because then they sue you, then they sue the company, then they sue the arena, then they just get sue happy. And then the jury looks at you like, ‘Well Seth, you did get away from the guy. Did you really have to go back and punt him in the face?’
‘Yeah, but the guy jumped me.’ ‘Yes, we understand. The guy jumped you and that’s what arena security is there for and that’s what WWE security is there for. It’s their job to control the guy and get him out of there, not your job to kick him in the face after you got away.’
That’s why you don’t do that. Seth saved the company a lot of headaches last night. Most guys wouldn’t have that kind of self-control. I’ve seen it a hundred times. The boys just salivating to get that one shot in.”
Seth Rollins also stated that the attack was terrifying but he is okay now. Hopefully, nothing like this incident ever happens again for the sake of all pro wrestlers involved.
h/t to SEScoops for the quotes.
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