Zachary Madsen, the man who attacked Bret “Hit Man” Hart live at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, will be appearing at Kings Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York today.
There have been several postponements to the case and apart from two appearances in court right after the event, Madsen has not stepped back in court since then. Madsen is facing two counts of assault in the third degree and criminal trespassing.
The 26-year-old grabbed headlines in April after he went after Bret Hart during the live broadcast of the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. The live feed quickly faded to black before it came back online after a few seconds. Drew McIntyre, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Ronda Rousey and her husband Travis Browne, Titus O’Neil, Beth Phoenix, Curtis Axel, TJ Wilson, The New Day, Edge, Drake Maverick, Heath Slater, and many others all jumped in aid of Bret and Natalya as the fan was held down before he was taken out by security.
Madsen told the police during interrogation that he felt it was “the right moment” to go after the two-time WWE Hall of Famer, something that prosecutors brought forward to the judge in court back in April. His lawyer pleaded with the judge not to set bail because his client was “agreeable and cooperative” and it would be hard for him to come up with the money.