By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Zachary Madsen, who attacked Bret Hart at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, was charged with two counts of assault and trespassing by Brooklyn, New York police, according to WLNY-TV.
Powell’s POV: The wrestlers acted as their own security by absolutely pummeling Madsen, who is reportedly from Nebraska. Davey Boy Smith Jr. was all over him in the ring, and Dash Wilder of The Revival delivered a big punch as Madsen was being escorted away. Hart and Natalya regained their composure quickly and finished their speech regarding the Hart Foundation’s entry into the WWE Hall of Fame. Fan recorded footage along with comments from Natalya and Smith are listed below.
I’m so proud of my uncle @BretHart tonight during our HOF ceremony. Bret is a cancer survivor, a stroke survivor and one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He didn’t deserve to be attacked or have his moment or my dad’s diminished. We got it back on track. Thank you, guys🙏
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) April 7, 2019
Glad I was able to help my Uncle @BretHart tonight at the WWE Hall of Fame. 👊🥊 That “fan” was lucky I was being held back. As Rickson Gracie said “If we fight for money, I’ll stop hitting you when you ask me to. If we fight for honor, I’ll stop hitting you when I feel like it”
— Davey Boy Smith Jr. (@DBSmithjr) April 7, 2019
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