It might come as a surprise to come, but professional wrestling isn’t full of saints. The highly competitive backstage politics mixed with the intense and grueling physicality, leads many to a road of alcohol and prescription pain abuse. This often results in run-ins with the law.
Several of your favorite wrestlers have been arrested and charged with various crimes. Of all the mugshots available, here the the 10 best wrestling mugshots.
10. Awesome Kong
Formerly known as Kharma in WWE, Awesome Kong was arrested in 2010 for driving with a suspended license. Although a minor infraction, the mugshot made headlines in the wrestling world.
9. Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant is a legendary figure in sports entertainment, and also a beloved character because of his role in “Princess Bride.” In 1989, the 500 pound wrestler roughed up a local TV man, causing his arrest.
8. Jeff Hardy
In 2011, Jeff Hardy was arrested after his house was raided by police. Hardy was found to be in illegal possession of controlled substances.
7. Kurt Angle
The Olympic Gold Medalist and former multi-time pro wrestling champion was arrested in the fall of 2011 for driving while intoxicated.
6. Matt Hardy
Them Hardy Boyz just can’t seem to keep their noses clean. Matt Hardy’s home was raided in November 2011, where he was found to be in possession of painkillers, exstacy and steroids.
5. Ric Flair
The “Nature Boy” surrendered to police after a road rage incident in 2005. Pro wrestler Edge successfully parodied the event on an episode of WWE Raw.
4. Sean Waltman
Sean Waltman was arrested in Florida in 2011, for possession of hydrocodone and drug paraphernalia. 2011 was not a good year for wrestlers and their drug habits.
3. Billy Gunn
Before he was Billy Gunn, he was just plain old Monty Sopp. Before starting with the WWE, Sopp was arrested in 1990 for disorderly conduct. Not a big deal, but the mugshot is priceless.
2. Scott Hall
Poor Scott Hall. The man who has entertained millions of fans for years, just can’t seem to get his life together. He’s been arrested for DUI, drugs, and even second degree murder (in 1983).
In the past year, Sunny has been arrested more than five times. The former WWE diva has had several incidents with her on again, off again boyfriend.