A former professional wrestling personality caused a brief moment of panic during WWE Monday Night Raw in Toronto.
Jason Sensation sent a tweet during the event that he planned on committing suicide inside Scotiabank Arena during the show.
“I got my gun through security & will shoot myself in the head & kill myself during tonight’s
#RAW in Toronto. Don’t ya dare miss it!!! Thanks for the memories,” read the tweet.
Police and WWE were notified of the tweet and proceeded to investigate the threat before determining that Sensation was never present at the venue. His Twitter account has since been deactivated.
Public Advisory, There were numerous tweets to Toronto Police regarding a threat made by Jason Sensation over Twitter. We have been investigating it thoroughly. We are with Mr. Sensation now, he never was at the Scotiabank Arena, there is no concern for public safety, ^gl
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) August 28, 2018
Former WWE head writer Vince Russo reportedly spoke with Sensation after the incident, and apparently the whole thing was meant to be a joke. About suicide. With a gun. In front of tens of thousands of people. In what world is that funny? Russo said Sensation apologized and was doing OK after Russo reached out to let him know how many people cared for him.
According to his Twitter bio, Sensation is dealing with depression and recently suffered a heart attack. Hopefully this incident, as misguided as it was, allows Sensation to get the help that he needs.
What I managed to read from Jason Sensation's Twitter before it was taken down;
1) Bio said "dealing with depression"
2) Recently had heart attack
3)He was being nostalgic recently about his WWE days, posting pics of his $45 Royalty check.
4) He was on TV 20 years ago this year.
— Flip Willy (@BallixMate) August 28, 2018
Sensation appeared in a few episodes of Raw in 1998 and was best known for his Owen Hart impersonation during a Degeneration X skit.