Wrestling With Sin: 425

Brian Damage

This is the 425th 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.

Not All Ends Wells

In the middle of the World Wrestling Federation’s national expansion in 1985, the company snapped up former NFL and CFL player turned wrestler George Wells. Wells had moderate success in various other territories including the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Mid South. WWF booker George Scott was a big supporter of Wells’ and felt he could be a big star for the promotion.

Unfortunately, Wells had developed a serious drug habit that caused him to show up late or even no show matches. His once solid physique turned to flab and Wells became slower in the ring. While George Scott tried to support Wells in his WWF endeavor, not all were big fans of the wrestler. One in particular, was Gorilla Monsoon.

Despite Monsoon’s work as a babyface commentator, he would go out of his way to put down the babyface Wells on several broadcasts. Gorilla was not a fan of George Wells…in particular his behavior outside the ring. Monsoon would take shots at his weight and once compared Wells wrestling skills to a cheap motel shower…’Sometimes he runs hot, sometimes he runs cold.’ Wells drug addiction became too much for the WWF to handle and was eventually fired.

Stripped Club

Between 1991 through 1993, a string of burglaries took place in the Atlanta, Georgia area. They included department stores, outlets, nightclubs and bars being robbed of thousands of dollars. After a botched robbery in which a strip club owner was murdered in his home…investigators discovered a Police crime ring behind all the burglaries. Not only were members of the police force involved in this criminal ring, but also employees of strip clubs which included a 24 year old bouncer named Troy Endres.

Endres was ultimately charged and convicted of two counts of armed robbery. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. After an early release from prison, Endres enrolled and graduated from WCW’s Power Plant. While he never had the opportunity to wrestle for WCW, Endres was hired by Antonio Inoki and New Japan Pro Wrestling where he wore a mask and competed as ‘The Great Muta USA.’

Troy Endres wrestled a handful of matches before injuring both his knees and was forced to retire from pro wrestling. Despite turning his life around, Troy Endres was killed in a car wreck in Georgia in 2014. He was 46 years old.

TNA Knocked Out

Former model, reality star and actress Jenna Morasca appeared on TNA television several times in 2009. She was in a major TNA storyline where she was the financial backer to the ‘Main Event Mafia’ faction. She also wrestled a match against Queen Sharmell.

In January of 2018, it was widely reported that Morasca was arrested in Pennsylvania on DUI charges. According to reports, police approached a parked SUV with the ignition on. The driver (Morasca) was passed out in the driver’s seat, while an unidentified female passenger was trying to hide a number of syringes in her purse. The police tried to wake Morasca, but were unsuccessful, so they administered the drug Narcan.

While attempting to transport Morasca out of the vehicle and into an ambulance, she allegedly began biting the police officer and EMTs trying to move her. Morasca was eventually charged with DUI and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. She would later deny those reports, stating that everything was greatly exaggerated. She said that she had been under a great deal of stress over the sudden death of her father.

Going Overboard

When ‘The Big Show’ Paul Wight first joined the WWF during the ‘Attitude Era,’ the first friends he made was with the New Age Outlaws of Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. Wight in particular became close with Gunn and his family. So much so, Gunn’s two young sons called referred to him as ‘Uncle’ Paul.

He would buy the Gunn boys expensive Christmas gifts and even went on vacations with the family. One particular vacation was on a Disney cruise. Paul was playing with the two kids when Wight thought that the ship’s pool was becoming too crowded. Wight took the boys and broke into a private pool that was reserved for the captain of the ship. While they were enjoying the private area…the captain came in and began to shout at the children that they did not belong in there.

Paul Wight got out of the pool and proceeded to grab the captain by his neck and collar and threatened to throw the captain off the boat and into the sea, if he ever yelled at the kids again. Wight then said he would personally drive the ship back home without the captain onboard.

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

7 thoughts on “Wrestling With Sin: 425

  1. Wells in his early days, like in Mid Atlantic, was impressive. When he got to the WWF, I did not even recognize him. A real shame.


  2. I don’t want to call BS but the story of Paul and the captain seems a bit exaggerated. I would think threatening a captain, even though he’s the captain of a cruise ship, he still has earned that title. And to threaten him and not face even a reprimand? Maybe Vince et. al, intervened, I don’t know.
    I’d accept a member of the ship confronted them and Paul allegedly threatened him, but not the captain.

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