This is the 84th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involves such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series…I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.
Moose on the Loose
Quinn Ojinnaka aka Moose in Ring of Honor is currently one of the most sought after wrestlers on the independent circuit. He has been recently courted by both the WWE and TNA wrestling. That is until his past came to light.
While Moose was still playing in the NFL back in 2009, he was arrested for battery of his wife after he allegedly spat in her face and threw her down a flight of stairs. According to police reports, the incident all started when Moose’s wife allegedly caught him flirting with another girl on social media.
Moose claimed that his wife tried to stab him with a pen and his actions were all in self defense. The couple eventually divorced and Moose was suspended from the NFL for a game. It has been rumored that the WWE have been fearful about signing Moose since they got word of his past.
Hit or Mrs
Francisco Aguayo Escobosa was a luchador from the 1930’s and 40’s who wrestled in both Mexico and the United States. Towards the end of his career in 1951, he and his wife Susan Rendon divorced. Rendon began dating another man named Nolan Osborne who allegedly abused her. Susan Rendon ran back to her ex husband Escobosa and the two began reconciling. In December of that year, Rendon was found dead from a gunshot wound to her chest. Her boyfriend Nolan Osborne was charged with murder, but was found not guilty at trial after a few witnesses came forward and claimed Rendon had suicidal tendencies. This despite a large amount of evidence that was gathered against Osborne including his abusive past and the gun used was allegedly found wiped clean of any fingerprints.
Yukon See Me
Yukon Eric was a pro wrestler from the 1940’s to the mid 1960’s. He is most known for his classic feud with Killer Kowalski. The two had a match that resulted in Yukon Eric legitimately losing an ear after Kowalski knee dropped him and a part of his cauliflower ear came off. The match helped earn Kowalski the nickname of ‘Killer.’
In 1965, Yukon Eric got divorced from his wife and the settlement cost Eric a great deal of his money. Now divorced and in dire financial straits, Yukon Eric drove to the church where he and his ex wife got married and put a pistol in his mouth and killed himself in the church parking lot. Yukon Eric was only 40 years old.
That’s my Tori and I’m Sticking to it
Terri Poch aka Tori in the WWF was a wrestler/valet/Tough Enough trainer in her brief 3 years with the company. In 2001, Tori was scheduled to work a program with Raven, but it was scrapped mid way through and Poch was released from the WWF. She apparently did not get along with Raven who was rumored to have verbally berated her and the two hated each other.
These accusations were dismissed by the former head of talent relations Jim Ross. It was apparently just coincidental that she was released around the time she started working with Raven.
In other Terri Poch news, before her time with the WWF, she posed nude a few times.
Before a recent Texas All Star Wrestling indy show in Cypress, Texas, former TNA and Lucha Underground wrestler Shawn Hernandez got involved in a real life brawl with another wrestler named ‘Killer’ Brent McKenzie. A security video showed Hernandez and McKenzie arguing and then Hernandez kicked McKenie in the head which led to the two exchanging punches.
While only Hernandez and McKenzie know the real cause for the brawl…the two continued to feud with each other on Twitter. A couple of other wrestlers even got involved and claimed that Hernandez is nothing more than a bully. Regardless, both took to Twitter and bad mouthed one another.
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