24-year-old Elisah Spencer has given his side to the story about why he decided to attack Seth Rollins during WWE Monday Night Raw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Spencer, who was charged with attempted assault and attempted violation of arts and cultural affairs (disrupting a live sporting event), gave a statement to the New York Daily News.
Spencer claimed that he was looking to settle a beef dating back to 2019 that appears to be a catfishing scam started by someone posing as Rollins.
“I apologized to the WWE for my actions. I had a legitimate beef but as a grown man I could have settled it a different way ... If I saw him today I wouldn’t attack him. I’ve moved on.”
Spencer recalled how he first met Rollins at a meet-and-greet a few years ago and during it, he asked him for help to launch his own career in the wrestling business. Things went south after he started communicating on messenger services. He is still convinced it was Rollins.
“He was asking me to send him gift cards in exchange for money, mostly $500 or more to see if I was loyal,” he said. “He asked me to be a wrestling blogger for him. I wanted to work my way up.”
Spencer bought $3,000 in cards. He also claims he was talking with Rollins through accounts under his ring name and his real name, Colby Lopez. He was blocked on social media by Rollins’ wife, Becky Lynch.