As CJ reported reported earlier here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com, there was another fan incident at Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view. This time, a fan hopped the barricade and got into the ring prior to Chris Jericho being introduced as the mystery partner of Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. A quick screenshot from the broadcast revealed the fan dressed like a member of The Shield:
Security quickly dealt with the fan and the cameras pulled in tight to take the attention away. Incidents such as this have become far too common lately.
Earlier this month, a fan hopped the barricade and entered along WWE World Heavyweight & United States Champion Seth Rollins on an episode of Monday Night Raw. We covered that incident at this link.
In August, Dean Ambrose was charged by a fan that appeared to be holding a sharp object after a Smackdown taping in Providence, Rhode Island. We have the tape online at this link.
At the beginning of August, Roman Reigns was struck in the back of the head by a replica MITB briefcase during a live event match against Bray Wyatt in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. That tape is available at this link.
WWE is going to have to crack down with their own security working alongside local law enforcement and event staff to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. When fans get past the barricade and enter the ringside area it poses a serious risk to the performers. Luckily no one has been seriously injured over the past 6 weeks but it’s something that must become a top priority right now before the worst case scenario comes true. I urge anyone reading to refrain from such behavior and plead with WWE to protect their performers.