A bizarre situation unfolded during this week's WWE Raw, as the actor hired to play Rusev and Bobby Lashley's wedding officiant was taken down by security while he was trying to enter the ring, before the mix-up was resolved and the show went on as planned.
Early reports suggested that the performer missed his cue, thus spooking security and prompting them to take precautionary action. Apparently, this wasn't the cause.
Reddit insider looselipsbackstage, who has nailed several stories over the past few months, this week's Raw script included the following line (h/t Lords of Pain):-
“IN-ARENA: An Unidentified Man (The Wedding Official) is attempting to get in the ring when he is confronted by security…”
This claim should obviously be taken with a pinch of salt, particularly as it goes against what the officiant himself (actor Rick Malone) had to say about the situation (h/t Pro Wrestling Sheet):-
"This is what happened tonight at WWE/RAW: I needed to get into the ring in order to consummate the “Bobby Lashley and Lana Wedding” (which was totally disrupted last Monday night in Hartford CT), but security prevented me, so I had no other choice but to dive into the ring headfirst. Security was not pleased! But the married couple was very happy!"
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