Fan who tackled WWE star Seth Rollins at Barclays Center sought revenge for apparent catfish scam

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Rollins, speaking Wednesday with TMZ in Los Angeles, offered no indication of any interaction with Spencer — and called for a ban on the fan’s attendance at future WWE events.

“It’s terrifying, brother,” said Rollins. “It happened very quickly. Once the tackle happened, I knew what was going on. The guy was barreling around the corner.”

The hardcore wrestling fan recalled booking a front row seat to Monday’s show. As Rollins exited the ring after beating Baylor, the 5-foot-4, 180-pound Spencer rushed the WWE star.

“My plan was to help Finn Baylor. I’m a fan,” he said. “I like his aura, his attitude. I like everything about his charisma. I like everything about him.”

“I jumped from where I was sitting at. I ran and speared Seth Rollins. I busted his lip open and he caught me in a headlock,” he continued. “I broke the headlock and I was trying to get him, then the referees and the security guards broke us apart.”


Police charged Spencer with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs by disrupting a live sporting event. He was given a desk appearance ticket to appear in court at a future date and released.

“WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously,” the professional wrestling company said in a Wednesday statement. “The individual who attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”


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