Devon 'Hannibal' Nicholson Sued By Referee Over Infamous 2021 Incident

A referee is seeking $250,000 after being stabbed with a spike by Nicholson.

Independent wrestler Devon Nicholson (AKA Hannibal) has been hit with a lawsuit stemming from the infamous incident which saw him stab a referee during a December 2021 match. 

The Dallas Morning News reported that Nicholson has been sued by referee Pablo Fraga, who is seeking $250,000 in damages for physical pain, mental anguish, and lost wages. 

The incident took place at a World Class Revolution show in Irving, Texas on December 11, 2021. Nicholson (working under his The Blood Hunter alter-ego) was defending his Texas Title against Carlito when he allegedly straddled Fraga, choked him and then stabbed his forehead multiple times with a spike. 

Nicholson was supposedly unhappy with the amount of blood Fraga had shed after blading and took it upon himself to produce more in an unplanned moment. 

Fraga lost consciousness and was rushed to a local hospital, where he received seven scalp staples to close his wounds. According to the suit, Fraga continues to suffer from memory loss, headaches and depression and has several scars stemming from the incident.

The suit also alleges that Nicholson was seen holding a beer and stumbling around backstage before his match. 

World Class Revolution publicly disavowed Nicholson after the incident and he has not worked for them since. Nicholson's most recent matches came in May of this year (as The Blood Hunter) for his own Great North Wrestling promotion. 

Nicholson maintains that the incident with Fraga was scripted ahead of time. 

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