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Indy Wrestler Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Hurting His Opponent In The Ring

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• Indy Wrestler Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Hurting His Opponent In The Ring

UK Newspaper Metro reported that British professional wrestler James Riley has been sentenced to 2 years in prison after hurting his opponent Rob Wilson in a wrestling match, causing serious head injuries.

Wilson was an aspiring pro-wrestling student and Riley was actually his teacher, which sort of made things worse than they already were.

It was explained that what Riley did in the match has nothing to do with “working stiff” or “being unsafe” while executing moves, but – way worse – the teacher hurting his student on purpose.

This verdict is actually the first ever court decision that sent a professional wrestler to prison after what happened in a pro wrestling match.

Just imagine how many years Old School ECW Legend New Jack would have to spend in prison, if such judicial decisions were a common thing during the past 25 years.

Both James Riley and Rob Wilson have since retired from pro-wrestling for good.

You can watch Riley brutally kicking Wilson in the face during the match below:

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• Old School WWWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 84th birthday of Old School WWWF Legend “High Chief” Peter Maivia (Real name: Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia).

Peter Maivia was the father-in-law of Old School WWF Veteran Rocky Johnson and the grandfather of Old School WWF Legend & Hollywood Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The High Chief used to wrestle for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, where he feuded with “Superstar” Billy Graham, among many others.

Maivia, who was also the NWA promoter for the Hawaii territory, played a villain in the 1967 James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice”, where he had a memorable fight scene with Sean Connery, who portrayed 007.

In 2008, him and Rocky Johnson were both inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by The Rock.


April 6, 1937 – June 12, 1982

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