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WWE must improve security at live shows

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In recent years, security has been of little issue to WWE but during 2015 there has been several incidents which have questioned the regulations the company has in place.

As recently as last night's edition of Monday Night Raw, current WWE World Heavyweight champion and US Title holder Seth Rollins, was the latest to have a run-in with a fan.

While he made his way to the ring for his match with The New Day as they took on John Cena and the Prime Time Players, Rollins was joined by a fan who had jumped the barricade.

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WWE were seemingly quick to react with regard to its camera positioning as they quickly cut away from what was taking place, with John Cena also expressing his concern by shouting and pointing at the fan from the ring.

As Female First reports, the fan was eventually detained by an official outside of the ring but surely questions are being asked by those in charge as to why yet another event like this has happened.

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Although Rollins as well as any other person involved was thankfully unhurt, this was not the same outcome for Roman Reigns earlier in the summer.

In what was an act of complete stupidity as Cageside Seats reported, a fan threw a replica Money In The Bank briefcase during a house show in Victoria, British Columbia.

The briefcase struck Reigns in the back of the head whilst he was in the ring and despite finishing his match with Bray Wyatt, the match was stopped to give Reigns time to recover.

As with the case on Raw this week the fan was eventually removed by security but the fact something so harmful was able to take place at all is concerning.

Serious incident

The final previous member of The Shield; Dean Ambrose, also fell victim to an attack from a fan just a couple of weeks ago following a Smackdown television taping.

Cageside Seats revealed video footage shared by TMZ which shows the fan clearly heading towards Ambrose before being stopped by a security guard before he could reach the WWE superstar.

There were rumours circulating that the fan who jumped the barrier at the recording was holding an object of some kind though it was not confirmed what if anything, it was.

Act fast 

These three incidents are clear reminders that something needs to change within WWE's security policy and they need to act quickly in order to put the safety of both their employees and fans first.

Whether this change means altering the distance between fans and the ring or bringing in more security to surround the performance area it must be brought into place soon.

When such crazed fans are able to see how easy it is to get so close to these professional wrestlers it will not be long before another is influenced into doing something highly irresponsible. 

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