WWE superstar Seth Rollins was attacked during Raw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Monday night and one person was arrested in the incident, the NYPD said.
Rollins was walking to the back after a match with Finn Balor when a fan came out of nowhere and speared him. The fan was quickly tackled by referees and security and removed from the arena.
Early Tuesday, the NYPD identified the fan as 24-year-old Elisah Spencer, of Brooklyn. Spencer is accused of leaving his seating section and jumping the barrier to attack Rollins. He faces charges of attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs (disrupting live sporting event), police said.
Seth Rollins makes and appearance at Survivor Series 2021. (WWE)
Police said Rollins sustained swelling to his lip and refused medical attention.
“WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously. The individual who attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” WWE told Fox News in a statement.
Seth Rollin was a member of Team Raw on Nov. 21, 2021 at Survivor Series. (WWE)
Rollins would re-appear later in the night to confront Kevin Owens, who walked out on his Survivor Series team the night before. Big E, who beat Austin Theory to retain the WWE title, attacked both of them at ringside.
The fan incident came a day after Rollins participated in the Survivor Series 5-on-5 elimination tag match at the pay-per-view at the same arena.
Rollins teamed up with Raw superstars Balor, Owens, Bobby Lashley and Austin Theory to defeat Team SmackDown’s Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, King Woods, Happy Corbin and Sheamus.
Seth Rollins appeared at Survivor Series. (WWE)
Rollins was the sole survivor of the match.