In shocking news, koin.com has reported that a former pro wrestler was arrested at his home in Portland on Thursday morning following the fatal shooting of his wife. And while the article doesn’t name the individual, Jim Valley, a journalist for F4Wonline.com, has since verified it to be Billy Jack Haynes, best known for his time with WWE in the 80s. Further details at present remain vague, although it’s claimed Haynes was uncooperative with police, and it took them two hours to take him into custody.
70-year-old Haynes broke into the business in 1982 via Stu Hart’s Dungeon training school, and after making a name for himself in various territories, he joined WWE, then called WWF in 1986. There, his career highlight would take place at WrestleMania 3 as he faced Hercules Hernandez in a match dubbed “The Battle of the Full Nelsons.” Still, his time with the company would come to an abrupt end in 1988 after he refused to lose a match in Portland, with him either quitting or being fired, depending on which story you believe. Subsequently, he wrestled for New Japan and WCW but ultimately retired in early 1996 due to injuries.