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Top 15 Wrestlers Arrested for the Craziest Crimes

Professional wrestlers spend their lives training to completely demolish their opponents. However, they never forget one important thing – perhaps more than any other professional athlete, it isn’t just about whether they win, but about how they get that win. For players in most sports, it’s about racking up points or goals. For wrestlers, it’s also about winning over the audience. They need to entertain, to delight them with their sky-high body slams. They prepare their crazy outfits, amp themselves up, and march into that ring fully ‘on.’

Given the atmosphere of professional wrestling, it comes as no surprise that the wrestling world is dominated by larger than life personalities. There aren’t many dull wrestlers – they all come out with a roar. However, the boundaries of the ring don’t seem to be set in stone for some wrestlers, as they often carry the crazy characters that they develop for inside the ring to the world outside. The antics which are praised and cheered in the ring, in an atmosphere that values showmanship and wild behavior, may very well lead to arrests when they continue that behavior on the streets in a world that isn’t scripted and carefully controlled.

Many wrestlers suffer from personal demons such as substance addiction, so arrests stemming from addiction (illegal substance possession, DUIs, etc) are seemingly a dime a dozen. The crazy wrestling personalities, however, manage to get themselves into far crazier situations that lead to their arrests.  From robbing or destroying fast food restaurants to accidental assault in a PR miscommunication nightmare to actually getting arrested live on stage (in what many audience members likely thought was part of the show), wrestlers have gotten arrested for a lot of crazy charges.

There are many arrests that are incredibly tragic or gruesome, and then there are ones that are just plain bizarre. Here are 15 of those bizarre, crazy wrestler arrests.

15 Disco Inferno

via newswire.com

14 William Regal

via wrestling-edge.com

13 Hardbody Harrison

via dailyviralstuff.com

 

12 Big Show

via bleacherreport.com

11 Vader

via ericpws.blogspot.com

10 Billie Joe Travis

9 Ken Patera

via wwe.com

8 Randy Orton

via 411mania.com

7 Booker T

via wrestlingrumors.net

6 Meng/King Haku

via notinhalloffame.com

5 Bruiser Bedlam /Johnny K-9

via slam.canoe.ca

4 Matt Morgan

via sportskeeda.com

3 Vince McMahon

via reddit.com

2 Blackjack Mulligan

via catch-arena.com

1 Nick Gage

via youtube.com

You hear a lot about bank robberies – after all, for a criminal in need of money, going to a location where they have stacks and stacks of it seems like a sure bet. Gage certainly thought so, and he sauntered into a bank in Collingswood, New Jersey, and presented the teller with a robbery note. For his efforts, he got $3,000. However, it wasn’t exactly a skilled operation – Gage walked in without a mask or any concealment, and since he was pretty big in the Combat Zone Wrestling world at the time, he was very quickly recognized, according to Philly.com. Gage made one smart decision when he turned himself into the police, as he was soon notified that he was on the police’s wanted list.

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