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Published On: Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013

Fan arrested after climbing into ring with WWE star Randy Orton and punching him in the groin VIDEO

WWE star Randy Orton was seemingly attacked earlier this week during a match in Cape Town, South Africa, after a fan hopped into the ring and proceeded to deliver blow to the wrestler.

WWE Randy orton-fan-attackOrton is clearly hit in the groin area, delivering an undercut to the wrestler’s groin from behind.

Security faced into the ring just as Orton climbs to his feet. Orton seems unfazed as he continues to rile up the crowd, at one point stepping back up on the ropes and flipping the bird with both fists, seemingly taunting his stealth nemesis.

WWE later issued a statement insisting that the fracas was not in the playbook and said that the fan in question had been arrested and was facing criminal charges.

“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,” the organization said in a statement.

“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.”

 

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