This is the 218th 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.
A True Gentleman Never Sells
While in WCW, Dave Taylor and ‘Gentleman’ Chris Adams had a match at a television taping. According to Taylor, during the match, Adams stiffed Taylor with his patented superkick. Adams didn’t just do it once or twice, but on three separate occasions. Dave Taylor threatened Adams after the second time, but Adams did it again anyway.
When the two got to the back after their match, Taylor and Adams got into it both verbally and physically. That wasn’t the last time the two got into an altercation. WCW had booked Taylor, Adams and Steven Regal in a match and afterwards, Sid Vicious was supposed to chokeslam Chris Adams. While going over the match, Adams complained to the bookers that it shouldn’t be him, but Taylor who gets the chokeslam.
Taylor was apparently furious and got into Adams’ face and told him to do what he was told and if he didn’t, they would go at it once again. Adams and Taylor reportedly had to be separated in the locker room. Adams would begrudgingly do the spot.
In 1994, former WCW wrestler Charlie Norris sued World Championship Wrestling for racial discrimination and breach of contract. Norris also sued WCW agent Greg Gagne individually for the same accusations. According to Norris’ lawsuit, he claims that WCW management wanted him to act more “Indian” when wrestling. When Charlie Norris refused to do stereotypical Native American actions in the ring, he claims he was fired from the company.
Furthermore, when Norris was training at WCW’s Power Plant in Atlanta, Georgia, Norris claims he was consistently harassed by Greg Gagne. Norris alleged that Gagne called him racist names and also kept on calling him “Big Chief,” despite making it known he was uncomfortable with the nickname. Norris said instead of getting valuable wrestling training, Gagne was more focused on trying to teach Norris how to do a proper Indian war dance.
WCW denied the accusations and claimed that Norris was simply trying to capitalize on recent racial discrimination lawsuits filed against the company. It appears that this case was eventually settled out of court.
Strow Strow Strow Your Boat
One month after signing his WWE developmental contract, Braun Strowman was arrested in June of 2013. Braun was arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated in North Carolina. Braun Strowman spent the night in jail and was released with a fine the very next day. WWE management gave him a stern warning about his actions and continued his training without another incident.
Steele Her Career
When former pornographic star Jasmine St. Claire began her career in professional wrestling, she worked for XPW run by porn mogul Rob Black. One of her first gigs was becoming the valet to a wrestler named Damien Steele. According to St. Claire, the two hit it off really well and before you knew it they were “messing around.” That is until she discovered that Steele was already married. Jasmine confronted Steele and the two allegedly had a physical argument.
It got so bad, St. Claire alleges that Damien Steele grabbed a knife, threatening to kill her. The end result was Steele bad mouthed Jasmine to everybody in XPW and she was allegedly blackballed by the company. She then tried to enrol in a wrestling school in California but was blacklisted from attending because Steele spread untrue rumors about her.
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