Bret 'The Hitman' Hart attacked during his WWE Hall of Fame induction speech

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The WWE is always a sport that divides opinion and many have questioned its legitimacy, but when Wrestlemania season comes around, even the most casual fan tunes in.

This year the company has been focusing more so than ever on the 'Womens Revolution' with the main event set to be - for the first time ever - a match for the Women's Championship.

Whilst, Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair will be spreading joy, a slightly more somber moment will occur when Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle competes in his final wrestling bout.

The annual tradition of Wrestlemania is always preceded with the prestigious Hall of Fame ceremony taking place the night before.

This year the ceremony was headlined by 90's faction, D-Generation X, who were the rebellious anti-establishment stable initially comprising of Triple H and Shawn Michaels.

The rest of the induction card consisted of Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson, Harlem Heat, Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake and The Hart Foundation.

The latter consisted of Canadian duo, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart and Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart who were a formidable tag team back in the late 80's and early 90's.

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Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart's daugher Natalya stood in the ring to accept the award, due to Jim's unfortuante passing back in August of 2018.

However, during Hart's speech a fan evaded security to rugby tackle the former WWE champion down to the ground, in an act that simply stunned the fans in attendance at the Barclay's Center.

Here is a clip of the footage from a fan's phone:

Current superstar also got involved, clearly throwing a punch at the fan, being encouraged and cheered on by an irate crowd.

Luckily, Hart and Natalya were both unharmed as the culprit was restrained and taken away by a mix of WWE security and current superstars.

The ceremony continued as planned after the commotion had simmered down, but this horrible incident may make the WWE think twice when having a ring as the stage for any future ceremonies.

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This was the first time the stage was set up in such a way, with a podium at the front of the arena usually being the chosen structure.

With the crowd surrounding the whole of the ring, instead of having all of the crowd in front of the inductee, this gives potential intruders a higher chance of actually being physical with the WWE talent.

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