Update 11/24/2021 10:00pm:
The man responsible for the attack on WWE superstar Seth Rollins apparently had a two-year beef with the pro-wrestler over an alleged catfish scam.
Elisah Spencer, 24, told the New York Daily News "he first met Rollins at a meet-and-greet a few years ago, where he asked the wrestling star for help to launch his own career in the business. But things went south after he started communicating on WhatsApp and other messenger services with someone he remains convinced was Rollins."
“I apologized to the WWE for my actions,” Spencer said. “I had a legitimate beef but as a grown man I could have settled it a different way ... If I saw him today I wouldn’t attack him. I’ve moved on.”
Regarding the specific details about the alleged catfishing, Spencer said “He was asking me to send him gift cards in exchange for money, mostly $500 or more to see if I was loyal.”
“He asked me to be a wrestling blogger for him. I wanted to work my way up.” After purchasing $3,000 in gift cards, the check Spencer got back from "Rollins" bounced. Spencer went on to post the chat logs between himself and "Rollins" but nothing he presented confirmed he was actually speaking to the famed wrestler.
Original 11/23/2021 11:37am:
Recently, WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’ was filming, when wrestler Seth Rollins was seen being attacked by a fan who rushed him. Rollins was walking away from the ring towards the locker room while being filmed by cameras, when a fan came sprinting from around a barricade at full speed, delivering a charging tackle to Rollins.
The incident found Rollins fighting back against the fan until security pulled up and broke up the scuffle. Rollins wasn’t seriously injured, and the man was arrested shortly after. The man was charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs. The WWE issued a statement on the matter and noted the fight was not fake. They went on to say the fan “will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Watch above.