Monday August 31st, 2015

A man was shot outside the WWE Performance Center, the company’s training complex in Orlando, police said Tuesday.

According to WESH, Orlando police responded to a trespassing call at the training center Monday afternoon. Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings said at press conference that a 29-year-old man who was obsessed with a female WWE wrestler was at the facility with a knife.

The man charged at a sheriff’s deputy responding to the trespass call, at which point the deputy fired one shot, Demings said. At the time of the press conference, the man was in surgery at a local hospital. 

WWE released a statement on the shooting, saying the man was “a deranged individual.”

Demings said that his office had three previous encounters with the man. 

- Dan Gartland

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