A fan jumped the barrier and tackled Bret Hart in the ring during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday night at Barclays Center in New York.
Hart, who was accepting induction for the second time — this time as part of the tag team The Hart Foundation along with the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart — was standing at the podium inside the ring alongside Neidhart’s daughter Natalya when a fan wrapped his arms around Hart.
The WWE Network feed of the ceremony went to black for a few moments while the fan was subdued by a large group of security and staff and removed from the ring.
“An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring,” WWE later said in a statement. “The individual has been turned over to the proper authorities.”
Hart, 61, was able to finish his speech.