WrestleMania XI Main Eventer Lawrence Taylor Arrested

WrestleMania XI Main Eventer Lawrence Taylor Arrested

On Friday afternoon Talk Show Host Adam Slater would report that New York Giants legend and former WrestleMania competitor Lawrence Taylor had been arrested the previous day. Later TMZ would verify this and confirm that the reason was that Taylor had failed to register as a sexual offender. For those unaware, Taylor has had multiple legal issues since retiring from football, including leaving the scene of an accident, domestic violence, driving under the influence of alcohol, and even tax evasion. Yet, the most shocking and likely connected to this arrest was that he paid a 16-year-old girl for adult companionship in 2010. He would go on to plead guilty but stated he believed she was 19.

While NFL fans recognize Taylor for his two SuperBowl victories and MVP award, wrestling fans remember him for headling Wrestlemania XI against Bam Bam Bigelow. Back in 1995, the whole wrestling industry was in a slump, so WWE would bring in the linebacker to generate interest and media coverage. The angle between Taylor and Bigelow would commence at the Royal Rumble with the wrestler pushing the football player down who was sat in the front row down. After Bigelow refused to apologize on Raw, a match between the pair would be announced at the WrestleMania XI press conference. The match would actually main event the pay-per-view, and thanks to Bigelow, the match was better than most expected.