Published On: Thu, Jun 5th, 2014

Abdullah the Butcher loses hepatitis C lawsuit, Hannibal dreams of return to wrestling

In a follow-up report on the three-year Abdullah the Butcher-Hannibal hepatitis C lawsuit, Canadian wrestler Devon Nicholson was awarded a $2.3 million in damages and fees judgement in a Ontario Superior Court Tuesday.

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Nicholson accused the Hall-of-Famer Abdullah the Butcher aka Lawrence Robert Shreve of giving him the vital liver disease during a 2007 wrestling match where Shreve used a contaminated razor to cut Nicholson.

In  2009, Hannibal lost a three year contract with the WWE after the organization discovered his hepatitis C infections. This was followed up in 2011 with a $6.5-million lawsuit against Shreve.

After the judgement Tuesday, Nicholson is quoted as saying outside the courtroom, “For the past four years, I’ve been called a liar by Mr. Shreve publicly, and obviously that really bothers me, because not only did he lie about saying that he didn’t cut me, but he lied about not having Hepatitis C, which he did have and it wasn’t really able to come out publicly until now. I’m happy that everyone finally knows basically that what I was saying was true. That’s the biggest relief to me for this, because it’s been a long, long journey trying to get justice for this over the last four years.”

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

As for Nicholson’s infection and future, the CBC reports Nicholson said an experimental treatment cured him of hepatitis C in January. He now hopes to fulfill his dream of fighting in the WWE.

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