WWE fan charged with attempted assault after tackling Seth Rollins

A spectator at WWE Monday Night Raw was arrested and charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs after he jumped the barricade during the event and tackled pro wrestler Seth Rollins.

Detective Denise Moroney of the New York Police Department confirmed the charges to USA TODAY Sports in an email.

The suspect has been identified as Elisah Spencer, 24, of Brooklyn.

According to Moroney, Spencer left his seating section inside the Barclays Center at around 9:20 p.m. before he jumped the barricade. Rollins was walking up the ramp after leaving the ring when the spectator later identified as Spencer tackled him and knocked him down. The incident was captured on the live broadcast of the event on USA Network.

Seth Rollins

The broadcast feed cut away and didn’t provide any explanation of the incident, though the announcers expressed confusion over what was happening.

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