On Thursday morning, 70-year-old Billy Jack Haynes, best known for his WWE run in the 80s, was arrested at his home in Portland after he apparently shot and killed his wife. According to reports, once police arrived, he was uncooperative, and it took them two hours to take him into custody. And now it has been confirmed by authorities that Haynes is currently hospitalized following this incident, although it is noted his current medical condition is unrelated to the homicide.
“He is in police custody at a local hospital while he is being treated for a medical condition unrelated to the homicide or his contact with law enforcement. Once he is released from the hospital, which may be days from now, he is expected to be booked into jail. Haynes’ charges will be released once he is booked.”portlandoregon.gov
Haynes broke into the business in 1982 via Stu Hart’s Dungeon training school, and after making a name for himself in multiple territories, he joined WWE, then called WWF in 1986. There, his career highlight would take place at WrestleMania 3 when he faced Hercules Hernandez in a match dubbed “The Battle of the Full Nelsons.”
Nevertheless, his time with the company would come to an abrupt end two years later after he refused to lose a match in Portland, with him either quitting or being fired, depending on whose story you believe. Subsequently, he wrestled for New Japan and WCW but ultimately retired in early 1996 due to injuries and has since become known online for his conspiracy theories and bizarre shoot interviews.