PennLive.com has an article here about a 20 year old man named Brandon Scott Hoffman who killed his girlfriend’s child with a WWE finishing move. Hoffman told police he hit the Rock Bottom twice on the child and slammed him onto a bed. He then attempted The Last Ride and missed the bed and the boy’s head hit the floor which then caused him to become unresponsive.
WWE issued the following statement:
“There is no excuse for a 20-year-old grown man to assault an 18-month old child, no matter what,” said the WWE. Using a flimsy excuse about emulating a wrestling maneuver does not absolve Brandon Hoffman of this abhorrent crime. The death of Bryson Shoemaker is a tragedy, and WWE offers its condolences to the child’s mother, Sierra Shoemaker.”