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Florida high school student Gianny Sosa appeared in Miami-Dade court this week after he was arrested for attempting Randy Orton's finishing move 'The RKO' on his headteacher.
Sosa, 18, was charged with battery on a school official after trying the backward flying lunge - made famous by the WWE superstar - on Miami Southridge Senior High School's principal.
The teenager can be heard shouting "RKO!" before attempting to grab his neck.
CBS Miami posted the following clip on their official Twitter account earlier:
Student records video after allegedly pulling wrestling 'finishing move' on his high school principal at Miami South Ridge Senior High School. Read about it here: https://t.co/b6fdJrMZ4J #RKO #WrestlingMove #Wrestling #MiamiSouthRidgeSeniorHighSchool pic.twitter.com/q6NHYiVh2q
- CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) April 11, 2019
Footage of the incident soon went viral as the principal manages to stop the RKO from landing properly by catching the student in mid-air.
Humberto Miret, who was identified as the victim, was not hurt in the incident, according to the arrest report.
In court, defense attorney Roy Ugarte called the arrest report "hands down one of the most insane" he's ever read. "Everyone knows wrestling is fake," Ugarte said in court, according to the Miami Herald.
"It shouldn't have been arrestable." he added.
Miami teen tries RKO wrestling move on principal, gets charged with battery https://t.co/eDL4jdomXj
- Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 11, 2019
Ugarte went on to state that Sosa was simply joking around, and never intended on attacking Miret.
The 18-year-old was later granted release from jail without having to post bond.
Speaking after he was released, Sosa said: "What I did, it wasn't intentional. I wasn't trying to hurt nobody.
"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."
He also said he and the teacher had joked around before.
A student arrested for attempting an RKO on their principal is a real news headline. #WWE pic.twitter.com/XWoOiBCRLk
- Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) April 11, 2019
Sosa's sister Camila has also spoken out in the teen's defence, telling NBC:
"He did tell all of us he was just going to hug the principal. He wasn't going to harm him in any way and if he really wanted to harm the principal in any way he would have to do the RKO move from a distance.
"Like you just can't walk up to somebody and grab him by the neck and drop him."
Remember kids, always follow WWE's "Don't try this!" motto.
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