The editorial staff from World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) posted on their website on July 30 that WWE pro wrestler Randy Orton was “violently attacked by an audience member during a SmackDown World Tour Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa,” on Tuesday evening.
According to WWE, the fan attack on Mr. Money in the Bank was not part of the show. A video captured by another audience member “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.
Considering that it appears Orton took a sucker punch to his privates, he appeared to move around the ring just fine after the dastardly attack.
You can see the video of the sneak hit accompanying this article.
Orton sustained a cervical strain and cervical neuropraxia earlier this month at another SmackDown event while going up against World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio.
Regarding that injury, Orton tweeted:
Hey, remember when I said don’t listen to the net? I’m fine. Del Rio’s kicks are hard as hell, and I caught one to the neck, part of the job.
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