Caught on Video: High School Senior Tries to “RKO” his Principal Outta Nowhere

Written by Brad Shepard

You might’ve comes across WWE’s “Please Don’t Try This At Home” campaign slogan throughout the years.

For 18-year-old Gianny Sosa, he clearly didn’t get the message, or at least he thought it wasn’t applicable because he was at school.

Sosa, a senior at Southridge High School in Miami, was arrested on Wednesday in what his family members describe as a prank gone wrong.

Sosa was charged with battery on a school official and interference with an educational institution, after attempting WWE Superstar Randy Orton’s signature “RKO” outta nowhere on his high school principal, Humberto Miret.

The entire incident was caught on video, and it looked like this wasn’t Miret’s first wrestling match as he reversed the “RKO” into a rear chin lock, threw Sosa off him, and called the police.

Sosa was arrested with a bond of $750 but was released on no bond after appearing in court the following day.

He released the following statement to NBC 6 South Florida:

“What I did, it wasn’t intentional. I wasn’t trying to hurt nobody,” Sosa said shortly after his release, saying he had joked with the principal before. “I understand he had to use some force cause he might be worried, but the situation escalated when he took me into a private classroom with no cameras and continued to use force.”

The teen’s lawyer, Roy Ugarte, is a wrestling fan who explained to the judge, “Everyone knows wrestling is fake,” according to the Miami Herald.

Wrestling’s fake, huh? Tell that to Principal Humberto.

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