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WWE Star Randy Orton Stops Young Fan From Being Crushed By Crowd

Jess Hardiman


WWE Star Randy Orton Stops Young Fan From Being Crushed By Crowd

Video footage shows the moment WWE star Randy Orton reached down into a crowd to help a young boy being crushed by other fans at a UK live show last weekend.


According to the description for the video, which was uploaded to YouTube by another fan who had been at the event in Birmingham, Orton 'checked to see if [a] young fan was ok in the front row', after noticing he 'looked uncomfortable'.

The RAW Tag Team Champion had been greeting people after a match at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham last Friday (5 November) when he spotted a youngster in the crowd.

As the footage shows, 41-year-old Orton was surrounded by eager fans hoping to meet him at the end of the Raw roster live event.

As people closed in on the barricade to try and get an interaction with the star, he realised that a boy at the front was being crushed by the throng behind him.

Credit: YouTube/WrestlingFanForLife-98
Credit: YouTube/WrestlingFanForLife-98

After clocking the child struggling, he immediately dropped his championship belt onto the ground and started gently pushing people back to create more space.

He then leaned down to check on the boy, asking him: "Are you OK?"

A member of security beside him also helped move fans out of the way, as Orton crouched down to have a brief conversation with the young fan.

According to 7News, at one point Orton could then be heard explaining the situation to others nearby, pointing to the sharp corner of the barrier and saying: "He said he can't breathe."

Many people commented on the YouTube video to praise Orton's actions in what was a 'potentially dangerous situation'.

One person wrote: "Orton is a great dude! I hope the whole world takes lessons and notes after Astroworld."

Someone else said: "Dropped the belt immediately, no question about how great this human being is."

A third commented: "Good on Orton for helping. Any responsible parent would do the same. I bet he wanted to tear into those idiots so badly. I can't blame him."

A fourth said the footage was 'heartwarming' and that it had 'brought a tear' to their eye, while another added: "He thinks real fast, in and out of the ring, and he was easily able to see a potentially dangerous situation. This is the kind of guy you want to wrestle, a dude who will look out for you."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/WrestlingFanForLife-98

Topics: SPORT, News, Wrestling, WWE

Jess Hardiman
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