Bret Hart was honored at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as The Hart Foundation was inducted as a part of the class of 2019, but his speech was interrupted in a scary scene as a fan rushed into the ring.
While Hart was speaking about his Hart Foundation partner Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who passed away in 2018, a fan ran into the ring and grabbed Hart from behind. The camera feed was instantly cut, but security officials and many of the WWE stars gathered at ringside quickly rushed into the ring to aid Hart.
The attack on Bret Hart & Natalya.
What a disgusting act. #WWEHOFpic.twitter.com/3IwjyhMGzX
Someone from the crowd just ran into the ring and tackled Bret Hart during his WWE Hall of Fame speech. Here’s the aftermath. pic.twitter.com/oZXjnUj2kp
Hart, now 61, fortunately was unharmed by the attack, and seamlessly launched back into his story after the short delay. With his induction as a member of the Hart Foundation, Hart is one of only four wrestlers — along with Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Booker T — to become a two-time WWE Hall of Famer. Hart was previously inducted individually in 2006.
❤️? Two hearts beating as one ❤️[email protected] and the late, great Jim #TheAnvil Neidhart will take their place in the @WWE Hall of Fame NEXT! #WWEHOFpic.twitter.com/QdAgs0pLeY
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