This is the 152nd 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.
Jeanne Basone aka Hollywood wrestled for the 1980’s promotion called GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) After GLOW folded, Basone has made a nice little career for herself. She did some modeling including nude pics and posed for Playboy. She also decided to go into business for herself and do private wrestling sessions with clients called “Hotel wrestling.”
She basically sets up dates with clients to meet up at a hotel and wrestles them inside the hotel room. Basone insists that there is no nudity or sexual contact involved with these fetish sessions.
Off His Rocker
In 2014, Marty Jannetty revealed to the world on social media that he had a long-lost daughter that he never knew about. After a few years of trying to bond with his daughter, Jannetty apparently went through with a DNA test. As it turned out, the DNA test revealed that Jannetty and the girl were not father and daughter.
In the Summer of 2017, Jannetty went on social media again, this time asking all his friends and followers if it was okay to have sex with this girl now that the two aren’t related by blood. Marty is 57 and the girl is 22 years old.
An independent wrestler from Alabama, nicknamed ‘Izzy Rotten’, was arrested on forgery and fraud charges in 2011. According to reports, Rotten forged a bunch of checks in several different counties in Alabama. The checks apparently belonged to a relative of his who was deployed overseas in the military.
All of the items Izzy Rotten purchased were stored in his home. When the relative went to write some checks, they noticed that the checks were bouncing because there wasn’t enough money in the account. The relative phoned the authorities and it was allegedly traced back to Rotten. Izzy was subsequently arrested and fired from his day job which was that of a corrections officer.
Hawaiian Punch…and kicks
In a match for the Hawaiian Heavyweight title, Neff Maiava defended the title against Curtis ‘The Bull’ Iaukea at the Civic Auditorium in 1961. In a shocking upset, Iaukea defeated Maiava for the title. When Iaukea walked back to the backstage dressing rooms. A large group of fans charged at him, Iaukea ran backstage as police temporarily held off the mob. Soon a full-blown riot ensued with chairs, cups, bricks and other objects being thrown everywhere.
One cop was struck in the head with a brick and suffered a skull fracture. Several angry fans grabbed a wooden bench and tried to knock down Curtis Iaukea’s dressing room door. The riot lasted about 15 minutes before more police came in and calmed things down. A number of fans were injured including the cop with the skull fracture and a total of nine people were arrested. Incidentally, Iaukea’s father was the Honolulu police chief and was in attendance when the riot ensued.
Lose the Booze
Norberto Salgado Salcedo was a Mexican luchador known as Pierroth who competed in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the WWF from the 1980’s to 2008. During his career, Pierroth fell heavily into drugs and alcohol. Many other luchadors had run-ins with Pierroth because he became extremely difficult to work with. Pierroth also allegedly found himself often times on the wrong side of the law.
After almost losing everything including money, his family and his career, Pierroth thankfully got himself clean and sober without the help of rehab. He claims to be sober for over 9 years now.
Hussein in the Brain
Arman Hussein was a wrestler/manager who was active from 1958 to around 1988. Arman Hussein often liked to impersonate a police officer as he owned a police jacket, hat and badge as well as a red siren for the top of his car. One night in 1973, Hussein pulled over a fellow wrestler named Lumberjack Luke in Idaho as a prank. The problem was a real Idaho state trooper noticed this prank happening and arrested Hussein for impersonating a cop as well as not having a valid driver’s license.
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