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WWE News: Man who attacked Bret Hart at Hall of Fame ceremony reveals why he did it

  • Zach Madsen told a court today the reasoning behind his assault on the 61-year-old cancer survivor at his HOF induction.
Gary Cassidy
Modified 08 Apr 2019, 22:36 IST
Zach Madsen was in court today
Zach Madsen was in court today

What's the story?

Since WWE legend Bret Hart was attacked at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, everyone has been wondering exactly what would go through the head of someone to make their way into a wrestling ring and attack someone - nevertheless a 61-year-old cancer survivor being inducted into the Hall of Fame for his contribution to the industry.

Well, Zach Madsen has finally revealed exactly why he attacked the Hitman, and his reasoning is unbelievable.

In case you didn't know...

During the Hart Foundation's WWE Hall of Fame induction on Friday, Madsen jumped over the barricade, sprinted into the ring and tackled Bret Hart to the ground and if not for the quick actions of Travis Browne and several WWE Superstars, who knows what might have happened?

The heart of the matter

After it was revealed that Zach Madsen, the man who attacked Bret Hart at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, was out on bond when he rushed the ring on Friday having pleaded not guilty to several charges brought against him, Madsen has now been in court and opened up about why he attacked the Hitman.

The man who attacked Bret 'Hitman' Hart during the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame "felt like it was the right moment" a court heard.


Zachary Madsen, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, faces two charges of assault, one count of criminal trespass and one count of violation of local law, for lunging at 61-year-old Hart around 10:15 pm Saturday, police said.

Hart reportedly told officers that he suffered pain to his right hip after finishing the speech.

Madsen's lawyer, meanwhile, urged the judge not to set bail, claiming Madsen had been "agreeable and cooperative" during the investigation and would struggle to come up with the money. 

The judge also granted an order of protection against Madsen to Hart and the WWE security guard, Thaddeus Jones, who was also injured during the incident.

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What's next?

Thankfully Bret Hart is fine and in good spirits. He even made a WrestleMania appearance. We'll keep you updated with any further developments in the case.

Published 08 Apr 2019, 22:36 IST
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