WWE Covers Randy Orton Fan Attack In South Africa

WWE is covering the Randy Orton fan attack in South Africa on dot com, raising questions of its legitimacy. The company posted the following on their official website:

WWE.com has learned that Randy Orton was violently attacked by an audience member during a SmackDown World Tour Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday evening. Footage of the attack was captured by a WWE fan and posted to YouTube, and shows the perpetrator striking Orton from behind. The matter is currently under investigation by the local authorities, and the South African fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time.

WWE also posted a new Youtube video of the attack at this link. You can also watch it embedded in the video below:

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  • LeftyTosser

    Either that fan has no arm strength or Randy has no nuts. There is no way that he took a shot that he did not know was coming and immediately bounced back up off the canvas. Sorry, not a chance!

    • ThatGuy

      Not true. Especially after an adrenaline filled match.

    • wrestlingfan4life

      I have to disagree with you, Lefty. My cousin smacked me right in the nuts once, and all it did was piss me off! I grabbed a baseball bat, but he tackled me before I could use it. Once the anger and adrenaline subsided, it hurt like hell! But at the time, I felt no pain, only extreme anger.

  • 1molly23

    Randy Orton should have punted that guy into the middle of nowhere.

  • Patrick

    didn’t know a nut shot was concidered vilolent.LOL yeah it hurts like hell. but I wouldn’t concider it violent.

  • John

    “violently attacked” .. “jail pending criminal charges” .. “The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time” .

    I’m sorry but this is a huge work!

  • Kyle

    Also, did you notice how his music stopped almost simultaneously with the attack? That screams work to me as well