Will Ospreay believes that Devon “Hannibal” Nicholson should be charged with assault. Hannibal recently was caught on video at an independent wrestling event in Texas stabbing a defenseless referee with a spike until a pool of blood formed on the canvas. Fans have called for promoters to stop booking Nicholson forever in the aftermath.

Ospreay stated his opinion on the matter in a series of tweets. He said that the abuse of trust cannot be repaired in pro wrestling. He believes the behavior of Hannibal is unacceptable. What he did, Ospreay wrote, amounted to assault.

“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. Unacceptable.”


“Even talking to a few people and you’re right it’s not even about cancel culture this is actually assault and it’s not on.

This man should be charged for this.”

There is still a chance that Nicholson will be charged with some sort of crime related to the incident. Many wrestlers who worked the show claimed plainly that they believe Hannibal went off script. If that’s the case, then this likely constitutes the definition of assault with a deadly weapon. Nicholson claims he was doing the angle as planned.

Do you agree with Will Ospreay that Hannibal should be charged with assault? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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