WWE Issues Statement Over Randy Orton Being 'Violently Attacked' At Live Event, Fan Arrested

WWE sent us the following statement after Randy Orton was attacked by a fan at today's live event in Cape Town, South Africa:

"Tonight Randy Orton was violently attacked from behind by a South African fan, who is currently being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton's injuries are unknown at this time."

As noted earlier, a fan had entered the ring following Orton's match at tonight's live event and hit Orton with a low blow. Orton's music stopped playing, and security dragged the fan out of the ring.

WrestlingINC.com reader Garvin, who was at the show, noted that Orton actually kicked the fan in the head while he was being pulled out of the ring. An irate Orton then kicked the Money In The Bank briefcase to the ramp before he stood on the ropes and gave the finger.

A meet-and-greet that was scheduled after the event was apparently cancelled due to the incident, which you can watch in the video above.

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