Wrestlers are known to be a wild bunch. Traveling on the road along with partying may seem like a cool lifestyle, but ultimately it catches up with a person.
Throughout the years, there’s been plenty of reports about wrestlers facing legal trouble.
Whether it’s for drinking, drugs, assault, or financial troubles; these wrestlers have had their mugshot displayed for the public to see.
There’s been plenty of legendary wrestlers who’ve had their run-ins with law enforcement.
So let’s take a look at a few wrestlers who’ve been arrested.
Tammy Sytch is better known to WWE fans as Sunny.
During the mid 90s, Sytch was considered WWE’s original Diva. Sytch had the looks and charisma to make it as WWE’s next golden girl.
However, Sytch time in WWE only lasted three years.
These days Sytch is more famous for her legal troubles than her wrestling career.
Sytchs’ brush with the law began back in 2012 when she was arrested numerous times for disorderly conduct, burglary, and violating a protective order.
Since then Sytch has been arrested for multiple DUIs and parole failure. Her actions have led her to spend time in jail along with having multiple visits before a judge.
For over 20 years, Jeff Hardy and his brother Matt Hardy have been entertaining WWE audiences.
Jeff’s high-flying moves and daredevil stunts made him a hit with wrestling fans.
While Jeff’s wrestling career has been filled with lots of accomplishments, his personal life has been plagued by a string of legal troubles.
Hardy has battled a drug addiction throughout the years. His first brush with the law came in September 2009 when he was arrested for drug trafficking. Hardy plead guilty to the charges, and part of his sentence was to spend 10 days in jail, pay a $100,000 fine, and have 30 months of probation.
Hardy served his sentence and it looked like he’d learned his lesson and straightened out his life.
However, in 2019 the star was arrested twice. The first incident happened in July in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; where he was arrested for public intoxication. The second incident occurred a few weeks later in North Carolina, where he was arrested for driving impaired.
Legendary wrestler Ric Flair had a reputation of being a high-styling, partying man.
However, Flair’s lifestyle would quickly catch up to him.
Flair’s first brush with the law came in December 2005 when he was arrested for a road rage incident. Ric’s arrest would later be used as part of a WWE storyline.
In recent years, Ric has also found himself having financial issues due to lawsuits filed by former employers. The lawsuits have caused Flair to file for bankruptcy and has kept him in the courtroom.
Aside from his legal troubles, Ric has also battled an alcohol addiction, which almost cost him his life.
These days Ric has cleaned up his act. He’s married to his fifth wife Wendy Barlow, and Ric occasional makes appearances on WWE television where he cheers on his daughter.
Like her famous father, Charlotte Flair had a brief run-in with the law.
The incident occurred long before she started her wrestling career.
In September 2008, Charlotte was arrested at her home in North Carolina. An argument broke out between Charlotte, her boyfriend, and her father.
Neighbors called the police, who upon arriving at the scene tried to arrest Charlotte, who resisted. She was charged with assaulting a police offer.
As part of Charlotte’s sentence, she was to spend 45 days in jail, pay a $200 fine, and have supervised probation.