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MAN WHO ATTACKED BRET HART ARRESTED FOR STALKING EARLIER THIS YEAR

By Mike Johnson on 2019-04-07 12:40:00

Zachary Madsen, the 26-year man accused of attacking WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart was arrested on 1/5 of this year in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he resides and charged with stalking.   The arrest made the local police blotter at the time.  There is no word where that case stands.

Madsen, who’s Twitter account lists him as an amateur MMA fighter, has a LinkedIn account that states he has been working for Allstate Financial Services since 2015 as a contact center agent. 

Madsen’s Twitter account features a number of strange tweets towards WWE personalities, including Triple H (demanding that women not headline Wrestlemania), Vince McMahon (featuring a photo of himself painted up as Batman foe the Joker and wearing the costume hat he wore when charging the ring last night) and others. 

Madsen has been charged with two counts of assault as well as trespassing after last night’s melee during the WWE Hall of Fame where he hit the ring that was being used as the stage for the acceptance speeches and tackled Bret Hart, taking down the WWE Hall of Famer and Natalya.  Madsen was immediately besieged by a number of pro wrestlers, including Hart’s nephew Davey Boy Smith Jr., New Day, Shane McMahon, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater and many others.  Video of the incident clearly shows Dash Wilder drilling Madsen with an incredible punch as well.

After Madsen was dragged out of the Barclays Center, Drake Maverik, who had entered the fray, demanded that everyone ignore him and have Bret Hart continue his acceptance speech for the Hart Foundation, which Bret did to thunderous applause.

WWE issued the following statement following the incident:

“An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring. The individual has been turned over to the proper authorities.”

The incident made many of the New York City news broadcasts last night and was picked up nationally by a number of outlets.

 

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