10 WWE Superstars You Would Not Believe Got Arrested
Today, we made a list of 10 WWE superstars who once got arrested by the police. You would not believe some of the superstars to make the list.
There are several WWE superstars that were once arrested. Some of the names on this list will be a shock to many fans.
1. Brock Lesnar
Surprisingly, Brock Lesnar is one of the WWE superstars once arrested. Fortunately, this took place before he became the “Next Big Thing.”
While working for OVW, Lesnar was arrested for steroid possession. While this charge could have ruined his career, it seemed to have little effect.
Since this was before he joined the WWE, Lesnar could have easily been turned away. But in the end, his talent at the time outshone his past.
2. Charlotte Flair
Multiple-time Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair also got in trouble with the law. Like Lesnar, this took place before she signed with the WWE.
Several years ago, Charlotte was in a relationship with Riki Johnson. Unfortunately, their relationship was volatile.
During an argument between Charlotte, her father, and Riki, the police were called. Long story short, the police ended up handcuffing and tasering the champ.
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Charlotte was sentenced to 45 days in prison. Her sentence was eventually reduced to probation and a fine of $200.
Fortunately, Charlotte has not been in trouble since.
3. Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy is one of the most obvious WWE superstars once arrested by the police. Of course, in Hardy’s case it was more than once!
It is widely known that Hardy struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past. In fact, he was arrested for drug trafficking in 2009.
More than a decade later, the police arrested him several times for driving under the influence.
While Hardy struggled, he eventually found his way to the straight and narrow again.
For now, Hardy seems to be on the right path with a lovely family by his side.
4. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels is next on our list of WWE superstars who were arrested by the police. However, his story is quite different.
The police arrested Shawn Michaels years ago in Louisville, Kentucky. Michaels eventually got locked up in Jefferson County Jail.
Interestingly, nobody knows what Michaels was arrested for. However, you can still find the mugshot online, showing a very blonde, young Michaels.
Still, no matter what he did, it is clear he never did it again.
Of course, he did have quite the reputation in the WWE during the height of his career.
5. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is the most surprising entry on our list. However, he is one of the WWE superstars once arrested.
In 2010, Roman signed his contract with the WWE. Just weeks before that, he got arrested.
Roman ended up in the clink with numerous charges. These included intoxication, disorderly conduct, riot, and unlawful assembly.
The WWE gave Roman a clean image from the start. But that was actually far from the truth.
Fortunately, it did not influence the rest of his career. In fact, he got out by paying only $500 for each offense.
MVP also spent some time in jail. Compared to others here, his crimes were more serious.
When he was 16, MVP robbed a casino on a cruise ship. That decision gave him 9.5 years in prison.
MVP originally received 18 years for armed robbery and kidnapping. However, the experience would change his life.
He eventually met a correction officer who was a professional wrestler. Soon, his energy went towards something more productive.
Since then, MVP has been featured on countless promotions. From Impact to NJPW and the WWE, he has done it all.
MVP is proof you can make mistakes, but they do not have to define you.
7. William Regal
William Regal looks like a clean-cut English gentleman. But even Regal got in trouble with the law!
While working for WCW, Regal upset the wrong people. In fact, when he went to the bathroom on a flight from Tokyo to the U.S., he left the door wide open.
When the stewardess tried to call him out, Regal accidently peed on her. Needless to say, she was not impressed.
Regal was charged with urinating on a flight attendant. In the end, he had to pay $2,500 for his mistake.
We are sure Regal was more careful with his bathroom habits from then on.
8. Randy Orton
Like Hardy, everyone knows Orton has a spotty past. This eventually led to him spending some time in military jail.
While serving in the military, the Viper went AWOL. He went to military court and was sentenced for refusing a direct order.
In the end, Randy Orton spent 38 days in military prison.
After his jail term, Orton was discharged from the military. This also led him to lose a role in The Marine films.
Orton was eventually replaced with The Miz. So, it did cost him some career opportunities.
9. The Usos
Like their cousin Roman, The Usos got in trouble with the law. In fact, each of the brothers got arrested in the past.
In 2011, Jimmy Uso was arrested for driving under the influence. Seven years later, brother Jey was arrested for the same.
During the same year, Jimmy was arrested again for a DUI.
Despite the arrests, it has not stopped the brothers in pro wrestling. In fact, their jail time is sometimes used for promos.
John Cena actually took a dig at both men during a promo for their arrest.
10. Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett also ended up in the back of a police car. It all started when there was a fight outside a bar in Tampa, Florida.
Unfortunately, Barrett ended up attacking a police officer in plain clothes. He was then charged with battery of a police officer.
At the time, there was also a rumor Barrett was tasered when he attempted to flee. However, nothing about this rumor has been proven over the years.
The charges against Barrett were eventually dropped. Nevertheless, he did have to spend the night in prison after the fight.