On Friday, shocking news came down regarding the case behind the popular Netflix show Making a Murderer. Branden Dassey, the nephew of Stephen Avery, had his convictions for first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilating a corpse overturned by a federal judge, and the state of Wisconsin has 90 days to either release or retry him. It was such an unexpected twist in the case that it has apparently left Netflix scrambling regarding season two, and people are still trying to figure out exactly how it all happened.
For those who believe in Dassey’s innocence, one of the most oddly crushing parts of his arc on the first season of Making a Murderer was his devastation that the trial would cause him to miss WrestleMania 22. Dassey was of course convicted, so not only did he miss Triple H vs. John Cena, he’s missed every WrestleMania since then, as well.
During Dassey’s time in prison, there was a push to see if some wrestlers would visit him, and former DX member X-Pac even said he would. Now that he may very well be getting out soon though, there could be something even better in store for Dassey than getting to meet some wrestlers behind bars: attending WrestleMania 33 in Orlando next April.
There is currently a petition on Change.org to try to get Dassey to the Show of Shows next year, and it already has almost 200 backers. Dassey has a lot to catch up on over the last 10 years of pro wrestling, but attending WrestleMania would assuredly be a dream come true for the 27-year-old.
While there is nothing that could replace the years he has spent behind bars, if the petition is successful, it would at least make up for the fact that Dassey missed Edge spear Mick Foley through a flaming table.
(Via Bro Bible)