Randy Orton was attacked in the ring during a show in Cape Town, South Africa.
After winning his match against Big E. Langston, Orton was posing on the turnbuckles when a fan snuck into the ring and gave him a low blow.
Orton fell off the turnbuckle but quickly got up as security jumped into the ring to grab the fan. Luckily, it looks like Orton was not seriously injured and it could have been much worse.
WWE.com posted the following on their website regarding the incident:
WWE.com has learned that Randy Orton was violently attacked by an audience member during a SmackDown World Tour Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa, this evening. Footage of the attack was captured by a WWE fan and posted to YouTube, and shows the perpetrator striking Orton from behind. The matter is currently under investigation by the local authorities, and the South African fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time.
A WWE representative gave this statement to TMZ.com: “Randy was violently attacked from behind” by the fan — who was not part of the show … and is now in police custody.”
Big E. Langston shared his thoughts on his Twitter account:
That’s not exactly what we mean by “intimate fan experience.” #WWECapeTown
— Big E Langston (@BigELangston) July 30, 2013