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11/06/2012 10:13 am ET Updated Feb 06, 2013

Charade, Wrestler, Fractures Skull During High-Flying Maneuver, Receives Donations For Recovery (VIDEO)

On Sunday, Beyond Wrestling held a dinner to raise money for the medical expenses of a wrestler who fractured his skull during a match several weeks earlier. According to organization, the fundraiser was moderately successful and garnered close to $1,200 in proceeds.

In September, Atlanta-based wrestler Charade fractured his skull after attempting a high-flying maneuver against his opponent, the Black Baron. Charade was trying to land a double moonsault when he under-rotated the second flip, landing squarely on his head and silencing the once-rowdy crowd at Armory Amore in East Greenwich, R.I., Deadspin notes.

After the incident, Charade received support on Twitter from fans and other wrestlers, including the Black Baron himself.

More than a week after the match, Charade wrote about what happened in a blog post on his website. He pointed to the pressure both fighters felt to make a name for themselves in their Beyond Wrestling debut as motivation for attempting such a dangerous move.

"Our number 1 goal was too [sic] steal the show," he wrote. "On the outside, this double rotation moonsault is one of the craziest death defying moves in wrestling. To me, it was a big move, but I have no doubt in my mind that I could, and can, do it. But I am a human. And sometimes humans make mistakes. This time it almost happened to be fatal. In the end, just because I could have done it, doesn’t mean it was necessary. It just didn’t need to be done."

Watch Charade's move below. Please do not attempt this at home.

(WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some viewers.)

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