Wrestling With Sin: 411

Brian Damage

This is the 411th 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.

It Hurts Inside

Hulk Hogan revealed that he became suicidal in 2007 after a number of unfortunate incidents occurred. His marriage to wife Linda was beginning to crumble, his son was involved in a serious car crash and faced jail time and his family’s reality show ‘Hogan Knows Best’ got cancelled. Hulk said be began to drink heavily to deal with all the issues that were surrounding him.

Hogan said, “Everything got dark, everything happened at once. I was drinking alcohol very heavily. It just all kept piling up, it all kept mounting and mounting I didn’t know how to handle it. With the possibility of losing his family, combined with his alcohol abuse and depression…Hulk began wondering if suicide was the answer. He said that he never understood why someone would kill themselves, but after everything happened to him at once…he felt that maybe suicide was the answer to solve his problems.

It wasn’t until he spent New Year’s Eve in Miami, where fans ran up to him saying that they grew up idolizing him that he began to snap out of his depression. He realized that he had surrounded himself with extremely toxic people and needed a change in his life for the better. Hogan eventually divorced his wife of 26 years and his son Nick served eight months in jail for his involvement with the car crash.

Mark the Territory

In late 1987/early 1988, Charles Wright was in training to become a pro wrestler. Dutch Mantell recalled how hungry and ambitious Wright was to make it in the business. Charles Wright was a former bouncer and came with a “tough guy” reputation. He wanted to get immediately noticed by the promoters…so he asked around who was the toughest wrestler in the area. Most told him it was Bruiser Brody.

According to Mantell, Wright waited for Brody in the dressing room of an event and challenged Brody to a fight. Brody had no clue who he was and began to walk away. Wright allegedly sucker punched Brody and the two immediately got into a scuffle. Other wrestlers and security had to separate the two from each other. Mantell says that was the end of their issue. Brody would be murdered later in the year in Puerto Rico. The timing may be off on this story or it may have been someone other than Charles Wright….Mantell did swear this happened between the two however.

A Diamond is Forever…well…at least 6 Years

Bobby Lee Wixon was a former police officer turned professional wrestler. Wixon stood 6’6 and weighed approximately 235 pounds. He was trained by ‘Gentleman’ Jack Curtis to become a pro in 1952. Bobby Wixon wrestled under a mask, where he was known as ‘The Black Diamond.’

Away from the ring, however, Wixon led a life of crime where he and a number of accomplices including his two brothers Tommy and Larry and a brother in law in Charles McPhail had a burglary ring. The gang led by Bobby Wixon, were involved in several robberies that occurred in three states…Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The gang were believed to have stolen over $100,000.

In January of 1957, the 33 year old wrestler was arrested along with the rest of his gang and charged with grand larceny. Wixon pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Eerie Coincidence?

Independent wrestler Christina Von Eerie accused her ex boyfriend and fellow wrestler Chris Dickinson of both mental and physical abuse. Among her accusations, she claimed that Dickinson called her and women wrestlers in general “whores” and forced Eerie to drop bookings due to his personal jealousy. She said that Dickinson had blocked her from leaving the home they shared and even grabbed her and threw her on the floor. When she noticed he was texting an ex girlfriend, Eerie grabbed his phone and was slapped hard across her face causing a black eye and a busted lip. Eerie says she now suffers from PTSD, anxiety and depression.

Dickinson, who recently signed a contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling, flatly denied the accusations. In a message on social media Dickinson said…“I saw what was said about me by a former partner. I need to make it very clear. I have NEVER physically abused her or any other partner. These accusations are FALSE, they are hurtful, and they go against everything I believe in.” Dickinson was later dropped from some indie bookings because of the accusations.

After that, another woman who claimed to be an ex of Dickinson, came forward and said she suffered some of the same incidents that Eerie suffered through. Some of what she wrote is below…

Dickinson would respond to those accusations by saying they were also false and would be looking into legal actions against the accusers involved.

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

9 thoughts on “Wrestling With Sin: 411

  1. Never heard the Wright-Brody story before and the timing “could” be correct. Wright’s first match was in October of 89 and Brody passed in July 88 so it’s plausible Wright would still be training for his debut.

    Though it seems really odd to stir something up with Brody plus i can’t figure out when they’d have been in the same locker room unless it was a WCWA show per cagematch.net

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  2. The Godfather did repeat this on a shoot interview earlier this year & I’d certainly like to think it happened, if nothing else than I can I see him legit not knowing who Brody was & doing that to him. Anyone else would’ve never ever dared to sucker punch him let alone even dare to think it.

    Damn I really hope Dickenson didn’t do those things. I like him & enjoy his work, so this’ll really suck for me if he’ turns out to be no better than say a Michael Elgin.

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      • Well at least you managed to spell “They’re” correctly after spouting off all that self-righteous indignation. Of course no single person is unbeatable. No one ever said that. The fact remains Bruiser Brody’s reputation for being a real life tough guy who could handle himself very well in profession filled with tough guys (mostly) has been substantiated by his peers & former co-workers for years now. No one ever said even he was immune to getting beat. SMH.

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  3. At least Chris Dickinson never signed a WWE contract as he was in Evolve before it closed and not even All Elite even though TK bought ROH as he’s in deep s**t along side other guys blacklisted by major PRO wrestling/”sports entertainment” companies after Speaking Out and I’m not defending nor hate either him, Christina Von Eerie, or Chris’s ex cos I wasn’t there when those allegedly incidents happened.

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