WWE responds to Orton’s groin injury after fan attack
CAPE TOWN - 20-year-old Tshepo Sekhabi, who calls himself “Jozi, the wrestling machine,” quit his job to attend a WWE event at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino, in the hope of making it big and becoming a wrestling star.
After the event however, the fan, who'd travelled from Johannesburg, was left only with a black eye, a banning notice from the venue, and a potential criminal charge suit.
This is all down to his stunt attempt in the ring.
Sekhabi scrambled into the ring and struck wrestler Randy Orton in the groin in an unprovoked attack.
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Orton was celebrating his victory over Big E Langston when Sekhabi managed to elude security guards, and attack Orton.
After recovering from the assault, Orton managed to cross the ring and kick Sekhabi in the head before he was taken away by security.
A WWE spokesperson has told eNCA.com that Orton is now “considering pressing charges” against Sekhabi.
Asked whether Orton plans to apologise for kicking Sekhabi, the spokesperson said “Randy Orton was the victim in this incident and suffered an injured groin.”
The WWE could not provide details on the extent of Orton’s injuries.
Sekhabi said he planned the attack before he arrived, adding “I just don’t like Randy Orton, this was an opportunity for me so I got up there and made a name for myself.”
He confirmed he'd quit his job as an admin clerk in Johannesburg where he trains in kickboxing with his uncle in Elsburg near Germiston.
An assistant investigation manager from the casino said Sekhabi would not be formally arrested, but was booked out of his room in the casino and told to leave the premises.
Sekhabi said he did not plan to press charges against Orton or the WWE.