Source: PWInsiderThere was a scary moment at today's WWE live event in Cape Town, South Africa, as Randy Orton was attacked by a fan following his match against Big E Langston, according to multiple eye-witnesses via Twitter, and PWInsider.com.
"Fan just attacked @RandyOrton! Wtf! #WWECapeTown#WWECapeTown (night 1) @WWE," wrote a Twitter user by the name of Richard Kruse.
According to at least three more accounts, the fan leveled Orton in the groin (via low blow).
"Whoever low blowed @RandyOrton tonight is real scum! Sorry Randy, please don't let it affect your view of the people here in SA #WWECapeTown," wrote a user.
Orton retaliated against the fan as he was being dragged out of the ring by arena personnel by kicking him in the head.
According to another user on the website, some fans who purchased tickets to the event included a meet-and-greet with various WWE Superstars following the event. However, due to the incident, it did not take place.
A user complained to the official Twitter account of GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, the company that hosted the event, with the following: "@GrandWestSA your security sucks! And I feel cheated out of my R600 I payed to interact with wwe superstars."
Update 9:21 PM ET: WWE sent us the following statement regarding the incident:
"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."
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