A man tried to tackle wrestling champion Bret Hart during his WWE Hall of Fame speech -- and immediately regretted it

CNN | 4/7/2019 | Staff
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(CNN)Pro wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart was on stage honoring his brother-in-law, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and the tag team the two had formed in the mid 1980s, which was being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Saturday night.

As Hart was speaking at the ceremony in New York, a man rushed on stage and tried to tackle him.

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But the attempt barely lasted seconds, as a swarm of wrestling stars came to Hart's rescue, leaping into the ring from all directions and pinning the man down. They included legends like Xavier Woods, Tyson Kidd, Drake Maverick and Curtis Axel, and Ronda Rousey's husband and UFC heavyweight, Travis Browne.

The live broadcast cut out as Zachary Madsen, 26, jumped into the ring and grabbed Hart, 61, the NYPD said in a statement.

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Hart was on stage with his niece, Natalya, Neidhart's daughter and also a WWE wrestler, who also fell to the ring floor as Madsen tackled Hart.

The two men partnered to create The Hart Foundation in 1985 and quickly climbed the WWE ranks as one of the most popular tag teams and winning the World Tag Team Title twice.

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"The Hart Foundation left an indelible mark on WWE's tag team...
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