Huge Update On Randy Orton Incident In South Africa, Fan Arrested For Attack

Posted by Matt Boone July 31, 2013 0 Comment

The official WWE website has added an article regarding the incident that took place at the WWE live event in South Africa on Tuesday.

For those who missed it, a fan jumped the ring and attacked Randy Orton following hiis match with Big E. Langston at the WWE live event in Cape Town, South Africa.

Below is the story from WWE.com:

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, this 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.

Watch video of the attack

Stick with WWE.com for updates.

UPDATE:

As noted in the above article from WWE.com, “The matter is currently under investigation by the local authorities, and the South African fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges.”

Late Tuesday evening, celebrity-gossip website TMZ provided an update regarding the legal side of this incident. TMZ noted, “A crazed WWE fan has been arrested after climbing into the ring during an event in South Africa today … and blasting Randy Orton in the nuts, TMZ has learned.

Below is the full story from TMZ.com:

A crazed WWE fan has been arrested after climbing into the ring during an event in South Africa today … and blasting Randy Orton in the nuts, TMZ has learned.

The video is pretty wild — the fan jumps into the ring and sneaks up behind Randy while the wrestler is on the turnbuckle … and swings his arm up between Randy’s legs. Security immediately jumps in and drags the fan away, but not before Randy attempts to kick the guy.

A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, “Randy was violently attacked from behind” by the fan — who was not part of the show … and is now in police custody.

The extent of Randy’s injuries is unclear — we’re told docs are checking him out — but any shot to the jewels is serious in our book.

Stick with 24Wrestling.com for continued coverage on the Randy Orton/fan attack incident.

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