Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

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    Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by WWF Attitude on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:43 pm

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-wrestler-hannibal-wins-2-3m-hepatitis-c-lawsuit-1.2663253

    Devon (Hannibal) Nicholson, a professional wrestler from Ottawa, should receive $2.3 million in damages and fees from the wrestler known as Abdullah the Butcher, who gave him hepatitis C, a judge ruled Tuesday morning.

    Nicholson, who wrestled under the moniker Hannibal, filed a $6.5-million lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) hall-of-famer Lawrence Robert Shreve, known as Abdullah the Butcher in the ring.

    Nicholson said he contracted the infectious disease that attacks the liver from Shreve during a wrestling match in Cochrane, Alta., on May 26, 2007.

    He said Shreve had a piece of razor blade taped to his finger during the match — a wrestling practice known as "blading."

    Nicholson said he was offered a three-year contract with WWE, the largest professional wrestling company in the world, after a 2009 tryout camp. The WWE cancelled his contract less than three weeks later when the company found out Nicholson had hepatitis C.

    In January 2014, Nicholson said an experimental treatment cured him of hepatitis C. He now hopes to fulfil his dream of fighting in the WWE.

    Court rules in favour of Nicholson

    On Tuesday, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that Nicholson did contract hepatitis C from Shreve.

    After a long legal battle, Nicholson said it's great to finally have the truth on the record.

    "Mr. Shreve himself has been saying all along that I'm a liar, that he doesn't have hepatitis C, he didn't cut me, and I believe the judge made it very clear that, yes, he did cut me ... and yes, he does have a history of hepatitis C," Nicholson said.

    Shreve has 30 days should he decide to launch an appeal.

    Outside the courthouse, Nicholson celebrated the ruling by hoisting his lawyer over his shoulders in a demonstration of the Sacrifice Power


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    Re: Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by SBR on Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:04 am

    Save that money bro, I don't ever see you making the WWE.


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    Re: Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by Swarles on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:50 am

    The 2.3 mil is coming from abdullah though. He's not getting any of that money.


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    Re: Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by Vipes on Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:59 pm

    Swarles wrote:The 2.3 mil is coming from abdullah though. He's not getting any of that money.

    That was basically my initial reaction when I saw who he had sued. "Abdullah? The guy who still wrestles into his 70's? Oh yeah, he's got millions just laying around."
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    Re: Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by dragondragon on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:01 pm

    This guy is fucked. Which is unfortunate, but yeah. There's no 2.3 million anywhere near Abdullah


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    Re: Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by WWF Attitude on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:04 pm

    I'm guessing he'll be paid in the form of free food at Abdullah's house of Ribs


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    Re: Ottawa wrestler 'Hannibal' wins $2.3M hepatitis C lawsuit

    Post by CapitalTTruth on Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:43 pm

    This guy is weird to me. I feel sorry for him, sure. But the way he went on this campaign and framed himself as the next wwe superstar that never was kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Also, all the crap he does with his promotion to blur lines seems over the top to me. I guess maybe that is the point, but it isn't entertaining.


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