The fan has given off mixed messages via his apology.
The biggest talking point coming out of this week’s Raw was an unplanned part of the show. As Seth Rollins made his way back to the locker room following an attack on Finn Balor, The Kingslayer was subjected to an attack of his own. The difference is the attack on Rollins wasn’t a part of the show as it was instigated by a fan who had jumped the barricade.
The fan has since been identified as 24-year-old Eliash Spencer. He has been charged with attempted assault for what he did, and since it happened it has become clear that the fan was catfished by someone masquerading as Rollins. In an interview with the New York Daily News (via ComicBook.com), Spencer explained that someone he believed to be Rollins had been asking him to send gift cards.
“He was asking me to send him gift cards in exchange for money, mostly $500 or more to see if I was loyal,” Spencer explained. Apparently, whoever it was pretending to be Rollins had asked Spencer to be a wrestling blogger for him and claimed it would get him into the business. However, after revealing he had apologized to WWE and “moved on”, Spencer started to give off mixed messages.
“My plan was to help Finn Balor … I jumped from where I was sitting at. I ran and speared Seth Rollins. I busted his lip open and he caught me in a headlock.” While Spencer may have apologized to WWE, and claims to have learned from what he did, the addendum that he was trying to aid a performer who had been laid out in an angle that was part of the show doesn’t paint the fan in the best light.
When asked about the incident by TMZ, Rollins said it was terrifying in the moment, adding that he believes the fan should be banned from future WWE shows. That Spencer believed Balor needed his help, and he jumped the barricade and attacked a performer to give him that help, is probably a sign that from now on, Spencer should stick to watching wrestling at home.