When it comes to comedy, the rule of thumb is to commit fully to your bit. However, in the case of foster child turned career criminal who faked his own death, that dedication to the joke may have led to his undoing. NBC’s Dateline takes a deep dive into this strange story in an all-new two-hour episode airing Friday at 9/8c.
It has been a while since we last checked in with Nicholas Cone, the son of WWE Referee John Cone who competed alongside Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 34 as part of Raw’s Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Since then, we’ve seen him appear in a number of Instagram posts showing him doing some crazy jumps at the Hyrox World Championships—and he seems to be getting better at it every time.
In 2022, US fugitive Nicholas Alahverdian—who has also been known as Nicholas Rossi, Arthur Knight and Nicholas Edward—appeared in a Scottish court on an extradition request. The fugitive claimed he was not the man named on the Interpol Wanted list and that he had been using different identities, including those of his wife Miranda Knight, to evade capture by police. But a judge later found that his fingerprints and distinct tattoos matched those of the fugitive, who was now known as Rossi.
He has been held in Scotland’s HM Prison Edinburgh and is the subject of several s*xual assault and fraud investigations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio and Utah. He remains in custody and awaits possible extradition back to the United States.