Wrestling legend, Bret 'Hit Man' Hart was attacked by a fan who tackled him as he was delivering his Hall of Fame induction speech.
According to reports, the attacker was, in fact, 26-year-old amateur MMA fighter Zach Madsen, who was previously arrested last year for violating a protective order.
"An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring," the statement reads. "The individual has been turned over to the proper authorities," the WWE said in a statement.
Madsen, who was wearing faux dreadlock beanie, grabbed Hart as security quickly tackled and restrained him. TMZ reports that Dash Wilder a WWE tag team wrestler, punched Madsen in the face as he was being escorted out of the arena by the security team.
He later appeared in court. “I just felt like it was the right moment,” Madsen told police, prosecutors said in court.
Madsen was ordered held on $1,500 bond at his arraignment on assault and criminal trespassing charges in Brooklyn criminal court per the NY Post. The judge also granted an order of protection against Madsen to Hart and the WWE security guard, Thaddeus Jones.
Footage of the incident has since gone viral.
Here are a few clips below.