Bret Hart speaks on incident at WWE Hall of Fame.
A tragic moment happened at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony this past Friday when a man rushed the stage and tackled Bret Hart during his induction speech. The man, identified as Zachary Madsen, was immediately attacked by a group of wrestlers, with many of them getting in free shots.
To Hart's credit, he brushed himself off and continued his induction speech alongside his niece Natalya.
Today, Hart issued a statement on the incident, letting fans know that he was not injured and that nothing was stopping him from finishing his speech honoring his late brother-in-law and tag team partner Jim Neidhart.
What a wild weekend to say the least! First of all I want to thank WWE for not only the Hall of Fame honor for myself and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, but for their hospitality with my family and friends. Regarding the ceremony, firstly I want to let everyone know that I am okay and was not injured. If there’s one thing I want everyone to take away from the Hall of Fame ceremony is not so much what happened, but how I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from completing my tribute to my best friend and our team. I’m also glad I got to join @natbynature and @thebethphoenix for their WrestleMania moment. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words.
Madsen was charged with 2 counts of assault in the 3rd degree and disorderly conduct. He was eventually released on bond and told a local station that it was "the right moment' to attack Bret.