At last night’s Night of Champions show from Houston, TX, a fan entered the ring prior to the start of a six-man tag team match pitting Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho against the Wyatt Family.
The fan snuck up behind Reigns and Ambrose as they were in the ring awaiting Jericho’s entrance, and was immediately taken down by security.
WWE issued the following statement regarding the matter: “WWE takes the safety of our performers very seriously and any fan entering the ring area will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Unfortunately this incident is just another entry into what has become an increasingly disturbing trend at WWE live events.
It all started at an August SmackDown taping when a fan attempted to attack Ambrose during a match. Then there was a show in Canada where a fan threw a replica Money in the Bank briefcase into the ring that hit Reigns in the back of the head. Two weeks ago on Raw a fan hopped the barricade and walked side by side with Seth Rollins as he was making his way to the ring for that night’s main event.
It’s notable that every occurrence has involved either Reigns, Rollins or Ambrose.
But the real question is why are fans allowed to bypass security so easily?
I can understand one fan slipping through the cracks, but there is clearly a major problem when the same situation happens multiple times within such a short time span.
It would be in WWE’s best interest to take an in-depth review of their security detail to figure out how to prevent these kind of incidents from occurring in the future.
Their wrestlers put their bodies on the line every time they step into the ring for our entertainment. The last thing they need is some whack job making their lives even more difficult.