10 Hushed Scandals That Rocked Wrestling

10 Hushed Scandals That Rocked Wrestling


[Applause] there’s no way around it professional wrestling is a seedy business with an often disturbing past just look at Vince McMahon for Christ’s sake for the longest time in its history wrestling was largely overlooked by the mainstream media meaning a lot of bad things committed by a lot of bad people were allowed to go unchecked buckle up buckaroo x’ i’m adam willboard from wot culture and these are 10 hushed scandals that rocked wrestling but before we begin don’t forget to subscribe to stay notified ding ding done number 10 Vince and Rita Chatterton Chatterton was the first female referee WWE ever hired but she has subsequently been erased from their history why trust me Simon not now Rita claims that in 1986 she asked Vince for more work leading to the boss insisting on a quid pro quo arrangement in exchange for sexual favors Vince and Linda subsequently sued but eventually dropped the lawsuit claiming there needed to focus on the steroid trial in 2010 the website Talking Points Memo attempted to reproduce the text of the suit on their website only to be threatened with legal action themselves let’s move on shall we number 9 the plane ride from hell the infamous play somehow managed to sidestep mainstream media attention at the time in 2002 such behavior was still considered par for the course from wrestling when stuff like this was still a thing but it became notorious amongst fans according to Sean Waltman many of the wrestlers heading back to the US following a UK tour were openly indulging in a variety of drugs and alcohol Curt Hennig wrestled Brock Lesnar into the emergency door Ric Flair strutted up and down the aisles while naked except for his robe trying get rid of that mental image and Michael Hayes almost peed on Linda McMahon amongst many other things Hennig was immediately let go as was Scott Hall Goldust was also released after drunkenly singing to his ex-wife Terry over the PA system and people say romance is dead and flair was sued by two of the flight attendants kind of understandably number eight the Pat Patterson and Terry Garvin sex scandal it’s alleged that during an NWA car ride not that one front office worker Terry Garvin asked Barry Orton Randy’s uncle and Bob’s brother to polish his gear stick as it were only to be met with a firm rib of years later Garvin joined the WWF due in part to his friendship with Pat Patterson and word soon broke out that he was harassing ring boys in the company and propositioning them for sex one of those ring boys Tom Cole refused Garvin’s advances and was promptly fired when asked about it on a radio show orton corroborated Cole story with his own murky experience years earlier omits all the grim accusations somehow nobody implicated face trial number 7 book Sam Hoff small-time Midwest wrestler rock and roll books Sam Hoff was sent down for 25 years in 2014 after being convicted of first degree and third degree charges of criminal sexual misconduct as if that wasn’t bad enough the victim was believed to be his daughter unknown creep amongst the wrestling fraternity for years he had previously been convicted of fourth degree sexual misconduct involving a minor in 1986 and was again sent to prison for the same crime in 1989 now in his mid-60s it’s unlikely that child molester will see the world outside bars again number six Sid versus on in a real life scissors match after knocking a few cold ones back during a WCW overseas tour in 1993 what could possibly go wrong on Anderson began wondering why the company wasn’t drawing Sid Vicious himself at least two sheets to the wind tactlessly replied it was because doublea’s best friend ric flair was quote an old man who needed to get the fuck out of the way beer hit faces words were exchanged but the two didn’t quite come to blows back in his room Vicious continued to stew about the incident to the point where he broke her chair with the sole intention of battering double-a with one of the legs he furiously knocked on his door and Anderson noting that Sid was brandishing a weapon picked up a nearby pair of scissors before opening it and as we all know it’s rock not chair legs that beat scissors and Sid was stabbed a number of times before wrestling the cutters away from on-on was then reportedly stabbed 20 times and Vicious required surgery unsurprisingly Eric suspended the pugilistic pair when they returned number 5 Duggan and Sheik arrested the two were heated rivals with Duggan as basically a wrestling American flag and the Iron Sheik as the evil foreigner thousands of fans across the country watched them battle in sold-out arenas but that didn’t stop the two of them risking burning the curtain by traveling on the road together the duo were pulled over during a traffic spot only to be found in possession of marijuana and cocaine this in itself wouldn’t actually have been too big a deal if they weren’t together but seeing the hated rivals hanging out in their free time blew things up Vince a man who gets this angry when someone sneezes or nods was furious as the story hit papers across the country and fired them both many fans suspected that wrestling wasn’t on the up-and-up at the time but it became almost impossible to believe otherwise after the incident our IP and peace kayfabe number for the steroid scandal dr. George suhoor Ian was a state-appointed ringside physician for the WWF from 1984 to 1989 he supplied steroids and painkillers to many of the top names in the company including Hulk Hogan The Ultimate Warrior Roddy Piper and even Vince McMahon himself am i all right to say this well too late now however after selling to a bodybuilder turned informant suhoor ian was indicted by the feds in 1991 the government hoped he would cooperate so they could go after bigger comedy neckbrace fish Vince McMahon the trial commenced in 1994 with Hulk Hogan subpoenaed to take the stand but thanks to the testimonies of Hogan and nails Vince was acquitted Hogan said Vince never told him to take steroids what a swerve whilst nails came off as a hostile witness who clearly had an unhealthy level of built-up animosity towards his old employer although I’d feel the same if I was made to look like this right I hope you enjoyed that because things get very dark from here number 3 bruiser Brody’s murder during a tour of Puerto Rico in 1988 bruiser Brody had a meeting with WWC promoter Jose Gonzales in the shower which sounds prey shady to begin with that proved to be the case as after a brief shouting match Brody was stabbed to death you have to wonder why gonzales was carrying a knife with him in the first place he later pleaded self-defense during his trial Brody may have been hard-headed and incredibly difficult to work with but he was no killer to add to the tragedy Gonzales only spent one night in jail key witness Tony Atlas left the country fearing for his life and Dutch Mantell also on the scene that night was subpoenaed after the trial took place it was one of the industry’s most shocking incidents made all the worse by the complete lack of repercussions for Brody’s killer number two Jimmy Snuka and Nancy argentino in 1983 Smuckers girlfriend Nancy argentino passed away after an apparent head trauma according to the Restless version of events he was travelling to a show with Argentina when she asked to stop for a bathroom break he pulled over and then on the way back to the car she slipped and hit her head on a rock later that night when he returned from the show to their motel room he found her unconscious and she passed away a few hours later a more plausible explanation one consistent with these signs of domestic abuse on argentinos body was that snooker violently pushed her against a wall she lost consciousness and never woke up argentinos autopsy was damning showing that her death had been caused by repeatedly being hit with a blunt object somehow this wasn’t enough to arrest snooker just two weeks before he died he was declared mentally unfit to stand trial he went to the grave without any justice being served a fact made all the more painful for argentinos family by WWE’s touching tribute to the probable killer number one Chris Benoit Benoit was considered one of the best wrestlers on the planet while he was alive but he was disturbingly growing very paranoid at the tail end of his career and life he started to believe he was being followed he thought he was going to be cut from WWE any points and in addition to that his personal life was going to hell a mix of a toxic marriage severe head trauma and a body filled with 10 times the normal amount of testosterone all came together one terrible night to end three lives an ill-advised memorial aired of Benoit on Raw the day his body was found as the show progressed the details poured in and it seemed increasingly likely that Benoit had killed his wife child and then himself McMahon appeared on ECW the following night offered a mayor culpa and vowed that his former employees name would never be mentioned again on WWE TV so far it hasn’t WWE would like you to forget all about Chris Benoit he is the ultimate hushed wrestling scandal Oh wasn’t that something don’t forget to Like share and subscribe below and also the people who made this lovely video they’re appearing right here but if you think it’s yourself I want to see more content Jules and will not look above my head as there probably is some I don’t know I can’t see it until next time

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