As per a report, the fan who attacked Seth Rollins apparently did so because he was scammed by a fake Rollins social media account.
It certainly doesn’t excuse a fan jumping over the railing at a WWE live event and attacking a performer, but according to a report, the reason one took aim at Seth Rollins on Monday night was that he was prompted to do so on social media.
According to wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp, “The guy who attacked Seth Rollins got scammed and catfish by a fake Seth Rollins account. Welp”. This news comes as an update after it was reported WWE was filing charges against Elisah Spencer, 24, who attacked Rollins as he was leaving the entryway post his segment with Finn Balor in the first hour of Monday Night Raw. Spencer has been charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs.
It’s a strange development in a story that caught a ton of attention Monday evening and has been discussed on Tuesday after Chavo Guerrero took to Twitter and said, “Remember when the wrestlers were tougher than the fans? Ah, the good ol’ days.” The fact that Spencer might have been egged on by a fake social media account pretending to be Rollins is hard to wrap one’s head around. The suggestion here would be that someone posed as Rollins and dared the 24-year-old to try and get at him during the show. The alternative would be that he was upset he was scammed and took it out on the real Rollins.
While it cannot be confirmed, there are also reports that the fake account convinced Spencer to send them money and clearly took advantage of him and his being totally unaware he was being scammed.
Regardless of how this all turns out, the real Seth Rollins should be commended for how he reacted. Not only did he get the attacker in a choke until officials stepped in, but he didn’t do much more than drop a few choice words. From there, when he came back out to the ring, he jokingly looked around the arena as a good heel would do to see if anyone else might have had the same idea.