This is the 61st installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker side of professional wrestling. Many of these stories involve such topics as sex, greed, drugs, arrests and sometimes….even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series…we do not condone or condemn the alleged involved. We are simply retelling these stories that have been told throughout the years.
When A Mellon Becomes A Million
In 1988, Sandra Schwab joined G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and was named ‘Tiffany Mellon.’ She teamed with fellow wrestler Roxy Astor to form the over the top tag team called, “The Park Avenue Knockouts.” Mellon would quit G.L.O.W. after 3 seasons when she claimed that G.L.O.W.’s upper management harassed her by accusing her of carrying on lesbian affairs with another G.L.O.W. girl.
After leaving the wrestling business for good in 1992….Sandra Schwab changed her occupation from pro wrestling to the adult film industry. She also changed her name from Tiffany Mellon to Tiffany Million and starred in well over 100 porn films. She even took a shot at her former employers at G.L.O.W. by starring in the adult feature called B.L.O.W. (Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling)
Singh-ing The Blues
Canadian pro wrestler Nanjo Singh was a huge star in several territories back in the 1930’s and ’40’s. He wrestled the likes of Whipper Billy Watson, Herbie Freeman and Milo Steinborn. After his retirement, Singh was arrested for the alleged murder of his wife Betty who found brutally beaten in the kitchen of their home in 1958.
Singh was charged with second degree murder as well as voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Singh did serve almost a decade in jail and when he was released…briefly returned to professional wrestling. He later remarried and had 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Nanjo passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2006 at the age of 75.
Former WWE developmental and current TNA and Ring of Honor wrestler Kenny King had an interesting history before making it in pro wrestling. King is a former Chippendale’s dancer out in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. For those not familar with what a Chippendale’s dancer is…they are simply male strippers. Kenny King is not ashamed of his dancing past (Nor should he be) but rather proud of it and still dances from time to time.
You Can’t Blake Being Sober
Current NXT developmental wrestler and former co holder of the NXT tag team titles Wesley Blake was arrested for a DUI back in July of 2015. Not only was Blake arrested…he refused to take a blood/alcohol test. Because of this refusal…Wesley Blake had his driver’s license suspended for a year and put into a court ordered rehab that involves community service.
A week after his arrest coincidentally or not so coincidentally…Blake and his tag team partner Buddy Murphy lost the NXT tag team titles to the Vaude Villains in Brooklyn. Blake is still under a WWE contract…but is most likely on a very short leash.
The Son Sets on Joe
Korean born wrestler/MMA fighter/Actor Joseph Son had a brief wrestling career in Japan for such promotions as Wrestle-1 and Hustle. He is most known for his acting role in the Mike Myers Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery movie.
Despite his growing success in Hollywood….Son was arrested numerous times during his life including a vandalism charge and failing to appear in front of a probation officer in 2008. His DNA was also linked to a gang rape that occurred in 1990. In that particular incident, Son and an accomplice allegedly tied up, tortured and raped a female in California.
In 2011, Son was convicted of the rape and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. However, while serving his sentence… Son reportedly murdered his cellmate who was a sex offender. Son was then sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2013 and is currently jailed in California.
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