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On last night’s episode of RAW, as Seth Rollins was walking backstage, a random individual jumped the barricade and attack Rollins, now that man has been charged with assault.
After his match against Finn Balor, Rollins was making his way up the entrance ramp and things appeared normal, until a man rushed into frame of the cameras and tackled Rollins. Immediately, several members of WWE staff as well as arena security swarmed the area to detain the attacker. Police say that Rollins had suffered swelling in his lip from the attack but he refused medical attention. The cameras would remain on Balor who was still in the ring, leaving the people at home confused and worried for Rollin’s safety.
However, Rollins did come back out towards the end of the show because he is involved in a storyline with Kevin Owens.
After the incident, WWE issued the following statement: “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.”
On twitter, ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reported the name of the suspect as well as the charges brought against him:
As of this moment the reason for the attack is still unknown.