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Bret Hart’s Attacker Reveals Why He Went After Bret, Bret Issues Statement Regarding The Incident

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 9, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Randy Savage/Hulk Hogan Highlights

– The Red Rooster vs. Barry Horowitz

– Mr. Perfect vs. Omar Atlas

– Jim Duggan vs. Steve Sharkey

– Dino Bravo vs. Jim Evans

– Demolition vs. Lou Fabiano & The Black Knight

• Bret Hart’s Attacker Reveals Why He Went After Bret, Bret Issues Statement Regarding The Incident

61 Year old Bret Hart was attacked by a 26 year old man named Zachary Madsen from Nebraska at last night’s WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 ceremony.

Zachary faced two counts of assault, one count of trespassing and a misdemeanour charge of violation of local law.

According to CBS Sports, Zachary caused minor injuries to a security guard who tried to hold him down and he delivered at least one punch to Bret. Bret didn’t require any medical help.

According to Sean Ross Sapp, Zachary is an amateur MMA fighter who competes at Welterweight (170 lbs). He has an MMA record of 2-1.

You can watch the clearest footage of this incident by tapping here.

While the fan was being taken out of the arena, RAW Tag Team Champion Dash Wilder delivered a punch to that fan and knocked him out!

You can watch it below:

According to New York Times, Madsen appeared in court and gave the following reason behind attacking Bret:

“I just felt like it was the right moment.”

Bret issued the following statement regarding this incident on Instagram:

“What a wild weekend to say the least! First of all I want to thank WWE for not only the Hall of Fame honor for myself and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, but for their hospitality with my family and friends. Regarding the ceremony, firstly I want to let everyone know that I am okay and was not injured.

If there’s one thing I want everyone to take away from the Hall of Fame ceremony is not so much what happened, but how I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from completing my tribute to my best friend and our team. I’m also glad I got to join Natalya and Beth Phoenix for their WrestleMania moment. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words.”

        
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