A fan who rushed and tackled WWE wrestler Seth Rollins during "Raw" was arrested Monday. That fan will be charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs for their actions, according to ESPN's Marc Raimondi.
The incident occurred after Rollins — real name Colby Daniel Lopez — defeated Finn Balor. As Rollins was walking away from the ring, a fan tackled Rollins. The moment was captured during the program — which was held at the Barclays Center in New York — but cameras quickly cut away after the fan took Rollins to the ground.
Barely pay much attention to Raw these days but tonight I turn it on and the first thing I see is Seth Rollins being tackled by somebody who immediately disappears and it is never explained who he was or why he was tackling Seth Rollins pic.twitter.com/RKTPlBaI66
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 23, 2021
Additional video shows Rollins and the fan tussling on the ground before the fan is escorted away. The video contains NSFW language.
WWE issues statement on fan who attacked Seth Rollins
Wrestling is known for its scripted storylines, but this incident wasn't planned. WWE released a statement to ESPN confirming the fan was arrested and will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
"WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously," WWE said in a statement to ESPN. "The individual who attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Rollins, 35, reportedly sustained a bruised lip, but declined medical attention following the scuffle.