Wrestler banned for stabbing ref in head claims he didn’t know victim was hurt

A wrestler has been banned after going rogue and stabbing a referee in the head with a metal spike.

The horrendous incident took place during a World Class Pro Wrestling event in Texas.

Indie wrestler Hannibal, whose real name is Devon Nicholson, beat former WWE wrestler Carlito, before inexplicably attacking referee Lando Deltoro with a metal spike.

Having opened the man up, he continued the attack, leaving him laying in a pool of his own blood in the ring.

And to make it worse, Hannibal has taken to YouTube to plead his innocence and claims he didn't know the referee was actually hurt.

Referee Deltoro tweeted: “Recovering at home.

“Still a bit fuzzy and pain, yes lots of pain.

But I'll live. Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support.”

Nicholson, who has more than 300,000 subscribers on YouTube, said in his apology video: “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.”

World Class Pro Wrestling's boss Jerry Bostic said that the company would no longer be working with the wrestler.

He said: “I cannot, will not, condone what happened last night.

“I didn’t see the actual incident.

“I didn’t see anything until I came out and Lando was laying on the ground and it was one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever seen.”

A fundraiser has been set up to pay for medical costs that Deltoro is now facing, having had to have at lest five staples in his head, and surgery to repair a torn artery.

It has so far raised around £3,000 of the £7,500 target, with UK wrestler Will Ospreay donating £150 to the cause.

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