20 Professional Wrestler Mug Shots You’ve Probably Never Seen
To become a professional wrestler, a person has to have a certain type of personality. Some might call it “rough”, others “hard”, but whatever quality suits them for pseudo-competitive grappling also makes them less suitable for the outside world. The men and women of the squared-circle are legendary for the amount of trouble they get into, and the antics they pull, while trying to fit in with the rest of society.
Everyone from Ric Flair down to the curtain-jerkers on the independent circuit can be found semi-regularly getting their pictures taken at the local police station. What you see here today is only a small sample of the pro-wrestlers who couldn’t keep themselves out of cuffs.
No one enjoys being in police custody, but the same can’t be said about seeing OTHER PEOPLE in police custody. Here are 20 professional wrestler mugshots you’ve probably never seen.
Andre The Giant
The 7’4, 540-pound ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ was arrested for assault by sheriff’s deputies in Linn County, Iowa after allegedly roughing up a TV cameraman in 1989.
Formerly known as Kharma in WWE, Awesome Kong was arrested for driving with a suspended license in 2010.
‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn
In 1990, Florida police arrested Billy Gunn (Monty Sopp) for disorderly conduct. Gunn posed for a mugshot again in 2005 when he was charged with fraud.
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin (Steve Williams) was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting his wife during a domestic dispute in 2002.
Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart
Jim Neidhart was arrested in 2010 in Thonotosassa, Florida. Deputies were alerted after Neidhart was “being loud” and “yelling as he attempted to open a pill bottle” while pumping gas. Authorities searched ‘The Anvil’ and found 28 methadone tablets and 95 Oxycontin pills.
‘The Bad Guy’ has been arrested so many times, and has so many mugshots, we just chose our favorite.
‘Big Show’ Paul Wight
During is time with the WCW, The Big Show was arrested in by Memphis police for allegedly exposing himself to a female motel employee.
Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch
In September of 2012, WWE Hall of Famer Sunny was arrested three days in a row, and the next month, she was arrested two days in a row. Now that’s dedication!
Former WWE Diva Lita (Amy Dumas) was arrested in Columbia County, Georgia for driving with a suspended license and speeding.
In May 2003, ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger (Lawrence Pfohl) was arrested by Cobb County, Georgia police. Officers found illegal bodybuilding drugs in Luger’s home. The police were searching the home while investigating the death of Lex’s live-in girlfriend Elizabeth Hulette, known to wrestling fans as Miss Elizabeth.
In January 2001, Lesnar was arrested for illegally possessing steroids, though the felony charge against him was dismissed four months later.
Jack Swagger (Jacob Hager) was arrested last night in Mississippi after allegedly driving under the influence. Police found drugs in Swagger’s vehicle.
Brian Christopher Lawler
In 2009, Lawler pleaded guilty to public intoxication. In 2013, Lawler was pulled over for running a light at an intersection. Police reported Lawler admitted to drinking more than half a liter of vodka and taking methadone and Xanax.
Another wrestler with multiple mugshots, Jannetty has been arrested numerous times for alcohol-related offenses.
Chris Jericho (Christopher Irvine) was arrested by in January 2010 in Kentucky and charged with public drunkenness.
Andrew ‘Test’ Martin
In 2008, Martin was arrested for driving under the influence and with a suspended license.
In 2008, Santino Marella was arrested on the charges of driving under the influence.
‘Psycho’ Sid Eudy
‘Psycho’ Sid was arrested in 2011 and charged with marijuana possession, driving without a license, and not wearing a seatbelt.
Jimmy Uso was arrested after an officer spotted him driving the wrong direction on a one-way street. His blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.
The reasons for ‘The Heartbreak Kid’s’ arrested are unknown, but this mugshot was too awesome to not include on the list.