Crazed Fan Attacks Randy Orton In The Ring At WWE Event

Crazed Fan Attacks Randy Orton In The Ring At WWE EventWWE star Randy Orton is fully equipped to withstand the body blows he incurs during the course of a 10-minute bout in the ring. However, he wasn’t prepared for what happened on Tuesday night, when a fan entered the ring and did his best impression of a WWE heel during a company event in Cape Town, South Africa.

‘Violently attacked’

WWE.com’s Staff provided details:

WWE.com has learned that Randy Orton was violently attacked by an audience member during a SmackDown World Tour Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa, this evening. Footage of the attack was captured by a WWE fan and posted to YouTube, and shows the perpetrator striking Orton from behind. The matter is currently under investigation by the local authorities, and the South African fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time.


‘Uppercut to the groin’

Orton stood on the ropes with his arms raised in victory. As reported by David Kruse of PWInsider.com, the fan then jumped the railing and blindsided the wrestler with an uppercut to the groin. Undeterred by the fan’s attempt to castrate him, Orton’s in-ring celebration quickly turned to rage.

Orton then attempted to kick the fan and gave him the bird as security forcefully removed the attacker from the ring. Kruse reported that the fan might have also attacked Langston ringside during the show.

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Source: Ethan Grant | Bleacher Report

Image: Wrestling Rumors

South Africans Hold All-Night Prayer Vigils For Ailing Nelson Mandela

South Africans Hold All-Night Prayer Vigils For Ailing Nelson MandelaSouth Africans have been holding an all-night prayer vigil for former President Nelson Mandela, outside his former home in Soweto. The crowd have been singing and saying prayers for Mr Mandela’s health, on what is now his 20th night in hospital.

‘Still there’

South Africa’s first black president – an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle – is suffering from a lung infection. President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that the 94-year-old’s condition had improved, but still remained critical. Mr Zuma cancelled a visit to Mozambique to visit Mr Mandela in hospital.

Meanwhile Mr Mandela’s daughter Makaziwe said he was “still there” and responding to touch. But she accused some journalists of being like vultures, waiting for her father to die.


’94 balloons’

Emotional crowds gathered outside the hospital, adding messages of support for Mr Mandela, known by his clan name Madiba. Children released 94 balloons – one for every year of the ex-president’s life – into the air in his honour.

Correspondents say South Africans now seem resigned to the prospect of his death. As crowds prayed in Soweto on Thursday evening, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said it would hold vigils each day that the former leader remained in hospital.

Mr Mandela is revered for leading the fight against white minority rule in South Africa and then preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elected president the following year. He left office in 1999 after a single term. Mr Mandela retired from public life in 2004 and has rarely been seen at official events since.

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Source: BBC News

Image: The Telegraph