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Top 15 Times Fans Invaded The Ring

Attending a sporting event of any kind is usually a fun time. For most of us, it's just great to be able to see our favorite athletes perform live, while being among the company of friends or family and enjoying some popcorn, nachos, hot dogs and maybe even a cold beverage or two. The idea of invading the field of play simply isn't something that crosses our mind.

I think most of us long ago reached the point where we realized that fan interruptions at sporting events are incredibly dumb. I'm not sure what goes through someone's mind that makes them believe it's a good idea to disrupt a game and attempt to embarrass themselves in front of thousands of people and everyone watching on television. Sure, they're probably just looking for their 15 seconds of fame, but the embarrassment they will undoubtedly suffer and the knowledge that they will miss the rest of the event and likely be banned from all future events at that venue and possible face criminal charges, should be enough to dissuade anyone from doing it. Yet it continues to happen on a regular basis.

The idea of streaking across a baseball diamond or interrupting a Montreal Canadiens practice to attempt to score on Jose Theodore may seem dumb, but it takes even higher levels of stupidity to try to invade a wrestling or boxing ring. You have the embarrassment and sure fire ejection that comes with invading any sporting event, but you get the added risk of potentially being pummeled by someone whose entire career is predicated on their ability to pummel people.

In honor of those folks who have taken that risk, jumped the barricade and invaded the ring only to be tackled to the ground seconds later, we've decided to give them the attention they don't deserve and look at the top 15 times fans invaded the ring.

16 15. Fan disrupts Ryback/Miz match

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15 14. Fan runs toward, away from The Miz

14 13. Fan interrupts Cena/Hardy match

13 12. A new member of the Shield

12 11. Roman Reigns hit by briefcase

11 10. Referee and announcer take out fans

10 9. Fan tries to strip at WrestleMania 23

9 8. Macho Man's takedown

8 7. An impromptu fan match

7 6. Nash's fan beatdown

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6 5. Fan knocks Guerrero off a ladder

5 4. Randy Orton gets attacked

4 3. Referee Mark Curtis shows off his wrestling skills

3 2. Triple H saves his mother-in-law

It's unclear what this fan was trying to do, but one thing was certain; he had jumped the barricade and was heading towards Linda McMahon. Triple H was the biggest heel in the company but storylines and characters are tossed aside when a wrestler feels someone is in danger. Triple H didn't hesitate in taking the invader to the ground and immediately went back into character once security had a hold of him. What a pro.

Going after the owner's wife? It's safe to say this fan hasn't been allowed at a WWE event since.

2 1. Raven gets his promo interrupted

WCW Superstar Raven was sitting in the corner of the ring cutting a promo for a feud with Diamond Dallas Page during a 1998 edition of Thunder when a fan grabbed him from behind by the head and pulled him to the floor outside of the ring. The fan was grabbed by security and Raven returned to the ring and continued his promo, although it took a minute for his microphone to work again.

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