Following AJ Styles' victory over Akira Tozawa on WWE Raw, the camera caught a man trying to enter the ring, where he was tackled by security. After staying on the shot for a couple of seconds, the camera panned away and the show went to commercial break. Most assumed it was a well-dressed fan jumping into the ring and being restrained.
It turns out, that "fan" was actor Rick Malone, who served as the reverend for the Bobby Lashley-Lana wedding last Monday. Once Raw returned from commercial break, WWE set-up the conclusion of the wedding and mentioned Malone being tackled for trying to enter the ring.
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Taking to Facebook, Malone commented on the incident.
"In my defense, I was only trying to do my job and officiate the 'Bobby Lashley and Lana Wedding' tonight but security wouldn’t let me into the ring so I had no other choice but to dive in headfirst!" he joked.
"This is what happened tonight at WWE/RAW: I needed to get into the ring in order to consummate the 'Bobby Lashley and Lana Wedding' (which was totally disrupted last Monday night in Hartford CT), but security prevented me, so I had no other choice but to dive into the ring headfirst. Security was not pleased! But the married couple was very happy!" he said.
Fortunately, the situation was cleared up and Malone was able to perform his duties, officially marrying Lana and Lashley. Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reports the moment was planned and was not a communication breakdown.
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