Abdullah Getting Butchered in Court

Abdullah the Butcher
Wrestler Larry Shieve wrestled as Abddulah the Butcher.
Abdullah the Butcher
WWE Hall of Fame Member Abdullah the Butcher

Judge Rules Case to Move Forward Uncontested

OTTAWA – Nicholson v. Shreve has taken a step toward completion. The case involves Devon ‘Hanibal’ Nicholson and Larry ‘Abdullah the Butcher’ Shreve. 

In the case, Nicholson has alleged that Shreve cut him in the course of professional wrestling match without his consent. That allowed co-mingling of blood, and caused Nicholson to contract hepatitis c.

Nicholson claims that Shreve cut him without consent with an unsanitary razor blade in a professional wrestling match.  Shortly after this match Nicholson tested positive for Hepatitis C, a potentially fatal blood to blood disease.   One of the main ways Hepatitis C is passed is through the sharing of razor blades. 

The practice of sharing razor blades is not accepted in the professional wrestling business.  World Wrestling Entertainment, the world’s top wrestling company that Nicholson lost a multi-year contract with due to Hepatitis C has has maintained a policy forbidding acts of intentionally cutting with razor blades since 2008. 

This policy helps protect wrestlers from the spread of diseases like Hepatitis C, which now kills more people than AIDS.

Despite providing blood tests to Nicholson’s lawyers in 2011 indicating that Shreve had a history of being Hepatitis C positive and evidence of fatty infiltration on his liver (a symptom of the disease.) 

Shreve has continued to claim otherwise, on the record in media interviews. 

NNL discovered that on November 5th 2012 in court in Ottawa a motion was granted that moves the case forward.

“TIDS MOTION, filed by the Plaintiffs for an Order striking out the Defendant’s Statement of Defence, was heard today at the Courthouse, 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

 “ON READING the Motion Record and hearing submissions from counsel for the Plaintiffs,

November 5 2013 Shreve Motion Order.pdf

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