Jason Saint from S****loads of Wrestling posted this video of WCW referee Mark Curtis handling a fan who decided to interrupt a match between Dean Malenko and Psicosis.
When being an overzealous fan goes wrong, it usually means you get ejected from the arena after getting your ass kicked by a wrestler thirteen times your size and strength. In this instance… it may have been a bit more embarrassing. – Jason Saint
Embarrassing would be right and there are countless videos of fans getting involved during or after a match. It’s usually referees or security that takes them out, but fans have also seen wrestlers take the boots to a fan. One of my favorite memories was seeing Kevin Nash and Scott Hall take the boots to a drunk fan who decided to get in on the action.
I know, I probably shouldn’t be amused to see a fan, who isn’t a trained wrestler, get kicked by two professionals, but I’m also not someone who applauds stupidity when it’s masked as what people might think as courage. What really irks me is when fans try to justify the terrible behavior of others, especially if it’s directed as a wrestler they don’t like. I’m sorry, but why was it a good reason for someone to throw Money in the Bank briefcase at Roman Reigns.
Fans hitting the ring or messing with the heel wrestlers was common back in the day. It was a part of heels getting heat. In fact, wrestlers were encouraged to fight fans who got in their face or called them out in order to protect the business.
Still, I don’t think it’s a good idea for someone who isn’t trained to fight to get up in a wrestler’s face. On the other hand, it’s dangerous for a wrestler because you don’t know if someone is carrying a knife or a gun.
If you pay a ticket to attend a live WWE event, you are allowed to voice your opinion, cheer, boo – whatever you want to say. But that ticket doesn’t give you the right – or privilege – to attack a wrestler for whatever reason.