Seth Rollins' Attacker Explains His Actions & Apologizes for Attack on WWE Raw
Elisah Spencer was interviewed this week where he gave his account of incident of RAW and offered an explanation as to why he attacked Seth Rollins and apologised for his actions.
On Monday night at the WWE Raw taping Seth Rollins was attacked on the entrance ramp by a “fan” after a segment with Finn Balor. The attacker, Elisah Spencer was swiftly taken away by a group of security guards and referees before being turned over to the NYPD after the incident. As already reported, Spencer was charged with Attempted Assault and Attempted Violation of Arts and Cultural Affairs. In a new development regarding this shocking turn of events, Elisah Spencer himself has spoken with the New York Daily News on Wednesday to explain his actions and offer an apology.
"I apologise to the WWE for my actions," Spencer said. "I had a legitimate beef but as a grown man I could have settled it a different way ... If I saw him (Seth Rollins) today I wouldn't attack him. I've moved on." Spencer explained.
Spencer went on to state that he had been in contact with someone posing as Rollins for several years. Since the breaking news of the attack and his arrest, several of Spencer’s conversations with the imposter Rollins have been spread around social media.
"He (the imposter Rollins) was asking me to send him gift cards in exchange for money, mostly $500 or more to see if I was loyal," Spencer stated. "He asked me to be a wrestling blogger for him. I wanted to work my way up." Spencer continued.
"My plan was to help Finn Balor. I'm a fan. I like his aura, his attitude. I like everything about his charisma. I like everything about him. I jumped from where I was sitting at. I ran and speared Seth Rollins. I busted his lip open, and he caught me in a headlock. I broke the headlock, and I was trying to get him, then the referees and the security guards broke us apart." Spencer went on to explain the events from his point of view.
Shortly after the attack on Monday night, WWE released a statement — "WWE takes the safety of its performers very seriously. The individual who attacked Seth Rollins has been turned over to the NYPD and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Seth Rollins chose not to seek medical attention after the incident and appeared at ringside during the main event later in the evening. Rollins spoke with TMZ earlier this week and gave his account of what happened during the attack. For what it is worth it seems like a legitimate fan has been conned online, which forced him to do something that he now regrets.
Stay tuned to Real Rasslin for further updates regarding this situation as they develop.