This is the 37th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that revolve around the darker, seedier side of pro wrestling. Many of these stories involve things like sex, drugs, alcohol, assault, abuse and sometimes….even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants.
In 1996, while both on tour of the New Japan promotion….Road Warrior Hawk attacked ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and knocked him out cold. The altercation was rumored to have started over Savage inappropriately touching Hawk’s wife, Dale, at a sushi bar…Dale told her husband Hawk about it and Hawk responded by attacking Savage.
Fast forward to three years later and both meet up at a Kid Rock concert in Tampa, Florida. Hawk extends his hand to Randy Savage who instead punches Hawk in the face. Apparently, Savage never forgot the incident in Japan and wanted to even things up.
What made this situation worse, both Hawk’s wife Dale and Savage’s then girlfriend Stephanie Bellars aka ‘Gorgeous George’ in WCW went at at it as well. Hawk and his wife threatened legal action, but in the end all four went their separate ways. Bellars claimed she met Hawk in an elevator awhile after that incident and Hawk accepted her apology and thanked her. The two would go to the bar and drink a few rounds together.
The Madness of Queen George
Speaking of Gorgeous George, according to her herself, the reason she broke it off with Randy Savage was when Randy proposed that her younger sister move in with them. That in itself seems fine but she alleged that Savage wanted the three of them to partake in a threesome of sex. Totally in shock and disgusted, George broke it off with Randy.
According to her, that led to a deep depression where she submersed herself in drugs and alcohol for over a year. After the break up, Randy refused to allow her to continue using the ‘Gorgeous George’ name seeing as he trademarked it himself. While that is her side of the story, others claim that George broke it off with Randy after meeting Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein while in WCW.
Some have speculated she dumped Randy for Doyle, who she eventually married in 2001. Allegedly, Randy was incensed and played hard ball with George not allowing her to get work in the wrestling business under the Gorgeous George moniker.
Abismo Negro’s Abyss
Abismo Negro aka Black Abyss was a top luchador in Mexico in the 1990’s. Abismo also wrestled for both the WWE and TNA during his career. Abismo was married and had four children with his wife Marta. During his marriage, Abismo had an affair with a fellow luchador and current Lucha Underground competitor Sexy Star.
The two would eventually split and Abismo returned to his family. In 2009, while on a tour bus Abismo suddenly became paranoid and agitated. He jumped off of the bus and ran into a wooded area where he went missing. After a search was conducted his body was found two days later face down in a river. The official autopsy ruled it a death by drowning.
The real question is: what led Abismo to get paranoid and run into the woods? The speculation was drugs and possible steroid abuse but nothing that was ever substantiated.
Marcus “Buff” Bagwell was a star for WCW for several years winning multiple tag team titles during his run. Buff also had a brief run in both the WWE and TNA wrestling. While Buff will occasionally wrestler a match or two on the indie scene but his latest career is his new bread and butter so to speak. Buff is now a gigolo or male prostitute. He was even featured on the Showtime reality show entitled ‘Gigolos,’ where he decided to change career paths.
Word has it that Buff Bagwell has become a hot commodity for his escort agency…Cowboys4Angels. The agency claims he is the second most sought after gigolo they have. His prices are allegedly pretty steep as he asks for $400 an hour, $3,000 for an overnight stay and $8,000 for a full weekend of his “stuff.”
Enough is Enos
“Mean” Mike Enos had a tremendous start to his pro wrestling career when he and tag partner Wayne “The Train” Bloom won AWA tag team gold and were awarded co-rookies of the year from Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 1989. From the AWA, Enos and Bloom went on to WCW and eventually the WWF as Beau and Blake The Beverly Brothers.
After retiring in 2000, Enos has unfortunately found himself on the wrong side of the law a few times. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license, arrested for contempt of court after failing to appear from a lawsuit filed against him from a plumbing company and was also arrested for prostitution. No word if he was the buying or selling in that case. In an ironic twist, his former tag team partner Wayne Bloom now works as a corrections officer in Minnesota.
You can read all previous ‘Wrestling with Sin’ pieces here.