Here’s something WWE won’t market as “You’ve got to come to house shows, because ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!” even though it’s pretty amazing.
Unfortunately, that amazing comes with a side of scary, as the incident was prompted by the latest instance of an idiotic and/or mentally unstable fan deciding to get in the ring and get physical with the performers.
It happened during a match between The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O'Reilly) and Heavy Machinery & Kassius Ohno... which is the wrong match to run-in on, as the guy learned. There’s no footage of it that we know of yet, but multiple reports from others in attendance say that O’Reilly - who practices jiu-jitsu and kickboxing as part of his training and uses them in the ring - kicked the dude right in the face. Security then pulled him from the ring and out of the arena, where he was reportedly arrested.
There are lots of pictures and even some video of the aftermath:
KYLE O REILLY JUST KICKED THE FUCK OUT OF A FAN THAT RAN INTO THE RING!!! #NXTTAMPA— Rich Latta (@RichLatta32) September 30, 2017
@wwenxt in Tampa is lit tonight. A fan jumped out of the crowd and attacked The Undisputed Era, Heavy Machinery, & Kassius Ohno. #Nxttampa pic.twitter.com/U5QRf6gQU1— Alan Davis (@AlanBlackRhino) September 30, 2017
Footage of the fan who got kicked in the face by Kyle O’Reilly being taken out by security at #NXTTampa pic.twitter.com/uYOk4NC8tN— Annette 6 Days (@AnnetteReid24) September 30, 2017
Update on fan that ran in ring, a real deputy just walked in so dude is getting arrested for real #NXTTAMPA— Andy (@andytaylor6) September 30, 2017
Maybe that will teach people not to do this crap.