Those who watched the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday saw some emotional moments for a number of former professional wrestlers. They also saw a strange moment when a fan rushed the stage/ring and attacked Bret Hart.
Zachary Madsen, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska was in court on Sunday after tackling Bret “The Hitman” Hart during The Hart Foundation’s induction at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday night. Madsen was unable to do much damage as he was quickly subdued by a group of wrestlers and people in attendance including Travis Brown, Shane McMahon, The New Day and others. He also found himself on the receiving end of a pretty vicious punch from Dash Wilder of The Revival.
During his court appearance, Madsen reportedly told police that “it was the right moment” to attack Hart. “I just felt like it was the right moment,” Zachary Madsen told police, according to prosecutors in court, via The New York Post.
Madsen, is an amateur MMA fighter with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss and he has a serious history with some strange behavoir including stalking other MMA fighters and sending strange social media messages to other wrestlers and WWE performers, namely The Shield.
Madsen was arrested back on December 28, 2018, for violation of a protection order. He was arrested again a week later for stalking on January 5 of this year.
Bail was set at $1,500 for Madsen at the hearing. The judge also issued orders of protection barring Madsen from approaching Hart and WWE security guard, Thaddeus Jones.