Headless Gladiators?

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Headless Gladiators?
This week's Rome Reborn® essay revied the 2017 documentary,Headless Gladiators of York. I wasn't convinced by the evidence and lack thereof, but I am curious. 
What is the actual evidence forgladiators being beheaded?

A stab to the neck is obviously an excellent to kill someone and it can be very dramatic for an audience. But that would necessarily decapitate someone. 

Anyone out there have ancient evidence of gladiators being beheaded? If you do, I want to read about it.

If you don't have that evidence, please still let me know what you think of this topic whether or not you saw the documentary.