Travis Browne wants everyone to stop talking about the man who attacked Bret Hart.
During his induction speech at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, Bret Hart was tackled by Zachary Madsen, a "fan" who got by security and rushed the ring. Madsen was immediately attacked by a gang of wrestlers sitting ringside, including Ronda Rousey's husband, MMA fighter Travis Browne. Browne was one of the first men to jump on Madsen, delivering some ground and pound to Bret's attacker.
For the first time since the attack, Browne discussed the incident.
"There’s this kind of trend I’ve noticed, where these people do these acts and they get almost immortalized in our media for the negative things that they’ve done, instead of going out and making positive change in the world," said Browne. "Instead of getting attention for these positive things that these guys have done and really making a difference in the world in a positive way, they are in our media, in the headlines, they are a part of the story when it comes to any great thing that people have done and that situation should’ve been all about the people that were getting inducted. And it should stay that way. This guy’s name should never be mentioned again. He’s not the guy at the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame that rushed the stage or anything like that. This guy needs to disappear and go back into the nothing in which this piece of shit was born."
Browne continued, "It could’ve been way worse. We’re lucky that’s all it was. Bret is an amazing man, he’s a frickin’ legend. I got to spend some time with him in the back at the following RAW. He said ‘Thank you,’ I said ‘Of course, any time, any man would do the same thing, any real man would do the same thing.’ And it’s like we forgot about it. I would like for these guys to stop getting that publicity. Let them just get dealt with the way that they need to be dealt with. He was in a jail cell that night, he got an arraignment later in the week, just let them disappear into the nothing that fucker was born, because he’s a piece of shit and those kind of people don’t deserve your time. They don’t deserve your hate, because hate is still attention, right? Don’t do it guys. Thank you again, for all the fans, for all the comments, and we will see how this whole thing plays out."
Hart would continue with his speech after the attack. He released a statement days later, confirming that he was doing okay.