There are few better ways of making the world hate you than by attacking Bret Hart, a defenceless old man who many people see as a hero.
Zachary Madsen, the 26 year old amateur MMA fighter and grade-A moron from Nebraska was bonded out of Brooklyn Detention Complex on a $1,500 bond on Wednesday (April 10).
Madsen is due back in a Kings County Criminal Court room today (April 12), where he will face charges of two counts of 3rd degree assault, one count of 3rd degree criminal trespassing and interfering with a sporting event.
He faces up to a year in prison for each charge, and a judge has granted an order of protection against Madsen to Hart and WWE security guard Thaddeus Jones who also suffered minor injuries in the attacks.
Hart and Jones were examined at a local hospital but released after the incident. Hart was said to be dealing with pain and stiffness in his hip.
WWE released the following statement after 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.”
And it seems like Madsen is a bit of a persistent idiot, because he’s also due in court next week to face charges of stalking.
Bret Hart issues the following statement after the Hall of Fame ceremony:
“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,” Bret wrote. “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 @natbynature and @thebethphoenix for their WrestleManiamoment. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words.”
For anyone wondering what Madsen looks like, here you go.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 8, 2019