Wrestling with Sin: 118

Brian Damage

This is the 118th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve 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.

Grab Bag

During their days with the WWE, Bob Holly was allegedly caught stealing a handful of pain pills from Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson’s gym bag backstage. Word got back to Anderson who confronted Holly who apparently apologized for the theft. Not long after, somebody taped up Bob Holly’s bag and wrote “Thief” on it.

Holly apparently went ballistic, ripped off the tape and went all around the backstage area cursing, yelling and threatening everybody he saw. WWE executive John Laurinaitis heard about Holly’s outburst and had a closed door meeting with him. Holly was then sent to drug rehab and was eventually released from the company.

Bob Holly has stated in several interviews since his release that he blames Ken Anderson for him getting fired and has threatened bodily harm to him and his wife. Anderson replied to the threats by saying he has no ill will against Holly and wasn’t the one who ratted him out to WWE management.

Tape Delay

This next story is submitted strictly under “rumors” because there has been absolutely no evidence of it existing but perhaps that is the point? Back in 1999, after Stephanie McMahon started appearing on WWF television in storylines, rumors started to swirl that a former boyfriend of hers was shopping a sex tape of the two of them. The alleged sex tape was filmed back in Stephanie’s college days when she attended Boston University.

The ex-boyfriend was never identified by name (red flag) but the story goes that Vince McMahon got wind of the tape up for auction and immediately bought the tape and had his lawyers place a gag order on the ex. The tape was supposedly destroyed but some porn websites have claimed to have a copy of the tape. That has NOT been the case. As I said, take this story with a grain of salt but it certainly hasn’t stopped fans from searching for it.

What A Crock!

In 1973, famed promoter ‘Big’ Jim Crockett Sr. died suddenly at the age of 63. The Crockett family made the decision to make Jim Sr’s son-in-law, John Ringley, the new head of Jim Crockett promotions. Ringley was married to Jim Sr’s eldest child Frances Crockett. Ringley had been working directly under Big Jim learning the pro wrestling business and was well liked by many of the wrestlers.

His tenure with Crockett Promotions became short lived as it was discovered that Ringley was having an affair with a former Miss Tennessee beauty pageant contestant. Frances Crockett would split with Ringley and he was subsequently ousted and blackballed. Jim Sr.’s son Jim Crockett Jr. was then chosen to take over the promotion and the rest is wrestling history.

Reality Check

Peter Polaco aka Justin Credible aka Aldo Montoya was arrested in 2013 on charges of third-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny. Polaco insisted it was a gross misunderstanding and posted this comment about his “arrest”…

“This was something stemming from two years ago when my father was in Portugal on vacation and I cashed one of his checks that he told me I could cash. Then, went to check-cashing and he forgot he gave me the authority, then he cancelled it. So, it bounced on the check-cashing place. So, the warrant was out there. I had known about this for two years. I wanted to clear my name and I’m doing well and don’t want any legal s—, I turned myself into the police department on my own. No one was looking for me. Just to have my life straightened out, like I’m told to do in my AA program. So, I paid the cash-checking fee, which was a couple hundred dollars. I was in the police station for 20 minutes and all charges have been dropped.”

Polaco had battled extreme drug addiction during his wrestling career, He was first introduced to pain pills by his friend Scott Hall. In time, Polaco graduated to acid, cocaine and later meth. His addiction did cost him his job with the WWE in 2006. Thankfully, Polaco went to drug rehab and has been clean and sober ever since.

The Dad Guy

In November of 2014, right before Scott Hall’s son Cody Hall was scheduled for a tour of Japan, Scott Hall noticed money missing from his account. It turned out that his son had taken the money. Scott took no time to let the Twitterverse know what his son had done…

Wow.. shocked to discover my own son @Cody_Hall1 has stolen over $1000 from me just this week. Don’t TRUST anybody….#Disappointed

Publicly shamed, Cody Hall responded on his Twitter account and admitted to stealing the money…

I had a series of bad events, all costed me $. Bills came due, and I was short. I put our bills on my dad’s card without asking. I fucked up.

You can read all previous ‘Wrestling with Sin’ pieces here.


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