Wrestler Hannibal banned for repeatedly stabbing referee in HEAD in botched move as official left needing skull stapled

WRESTLER Hannibal left a referee needing his skull stapled after brutally attacking him with a spike.

The YouTube wrestler, real name Devon Nicholson, has over 300,000 subscribers on the platform.

He recently took on Carlito – winning the bout before turning on the official.

Footage shows Hannibal taking out what appears to be a SPIKE, shoving it into the ref's head.

The official, named Lando Deltoro, appeared in complete agony and was left requiring urgent medical attention.

Left in a pool of blood in the ring at the World Class Pro Wrestling event in Irving, Texas, Deltoro was eventually taken to hospital to have his skull stapled.

He later wrote on his Twitter account: "Recovering at home.

"Still a bit fuzzy and pain, yes lots of pain. But I'll live. Thanks you all for the outpouring of love and support."

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World Class Pro Wrestling boss Jerry Bostic confirmed on Sunday that Nicholson would NOT be hired again.

He said: "World Class moving forward will not be associated with Devon Nicholson. I cannot and will not condone what happened last night."

In a video response on Monday, Nicholson claimed that he didn't realise that Deltoro was 'legitimately hurt'.

He said: "What happened, this referee was supposed to bleed from razor blade cuts. I assume he actually cut himself with the razor blades.

"He gave no indication to me – and you people can watch the footage – zero indication to me in the ring that he wasn't just selling and was legitimately hurt.

"If he had told me he was getting hurt, I would have stopped.

"He knows that I didn't mean to hurt him."


A GoFundMe page has been set up in support of Deltoro.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Will Ospreay tweeted: "I hate cancel culture more than anyone. But when another persons life is in danger there should be no question.

"The business is about trust & at times can be the Wild West but once that trust is abused it can not be repaired.


While wrestling writer David Bixenspan added: "Just watched the Hannibal response video and I'm missing how the hell he thinks he ended up stabbing the referee all over his scalp if he was just working and/or carefully trying to get colour."

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