A fan jumped the barrier and tackled Bret Hart in the ring during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Hart, who was accepting induction for the second time — as one-half of The Hart Foundation with the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart — was speaking inside the ring alongside Natalya when a fan tackled him from behind.
The WWE Network feed of the ceremony went to black for a few moments while the fan was subdued by a large group and removed from the ring.
Video of the incident appeared to show former UFC heavyweight fighter Travis Browne, who is the husband of WWE Raw Women’s champion Ronda Rousey, and Dash Wilder among the group that swarmed the ring to protect Hart. Browne could be seen pulling the fan away and throwing several punches at him while on the ground.
Numerous online threats have been made towards Zach Madsen, the 26 year-old that was identified as the attacker of Bret Hart at the WWE Hall of Fame. Here are some of the comments:
@iAmMad______sen ZACH MADSEN…. I AM ONLY GONNA SAY THIS ONCE…. IF I EVER HEAR YOUR NAME MENTIONED ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE… I WILL FIND YOU… RIP YOU LIMB FROM LIMB… YOUR DONE… HIT THE BRICKS.. OR U GETTING ARRESTED WILL BE NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT I WANT TO DO TO YOU
— SCOTT MONTGOMERY (@SCOTTMO4291974) 7 April 2019
Don't know about you but I am so pissed off that I would kill that guy who attacked Bret Hart. That was a disgusting to do.
— Flavien Pereira (@pflavien99) 7 April 2019
I hope they kill that piece of shit of who attacked Bret Hart #WWEHOF along with Nipsey’s murderer
— Been Trolling (@illwalton) 7 April 2019
If I ever see the mf who tackled Bret Hart, I might have to kill him
— Bruce (@omgitsbruce) 7 April 2019
To the guy who ran in the ring and attacked Bret Hart….i will find you and kill you. I promise you.
— P J (@TheAwesomePJ) 7 April 2019
I wanna kill the mother fucker who tackled Bret Hart tonight, people like that deserve to be hung.
— SammySammy (@sammysammyow) 7 April 2019