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Former WWE Superstar Explains Why He Became A Police Officer

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• Former WWE Superstar Explains Why He Became A Police Officer

Do you remember 2009 WWE SmackDown Superstar Eric Escobar, who portrayed the character of Vickie Guerrero’s on-screen love interest?

The man behind the gimmick, Eric Pérez, who now wrestles as Eric Alexander, was recently interviewed by SK Wrestling about why he parted ways with WWE and eventually ended up becoming a Police Officer.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Well, after WWE, I kept wrestling. I went back to Puerto Rico. I kept wrestling over there, and, well, sadly, in Puerto Rico, those days of making a living from pro wrestling are long gone. So you always had to get jobs on the side.

So I had a, I was working security for Homeland security, and the pay was just enough to cover the bills, basically. I was like, ‘Man, I need something.’ There was an ad for, umm, that they were going to come to Puerto Rico to recruit. I was like, ‘Ha!’ It went in tune with the whole security thing. It was a step-up from the whole security thing, and you know, I applied, it was a long process, and I ended up getting it.

I mean, the wrestling always comes in handy when you have to deal with certain individuals and all that. I have requested some folding chairs in the area, so just in case something happens.”

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On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the the USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ PPV.

The match-card can be found here:

1. Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers

2. Disco Inferno vs. Kurasawa

3. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Scotty Riggs

4. Randy Savage vs. Greg Valentine

5. The Giant vs. John Tenta

6. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael vs. Joe Gomez, The Renegade & The Rock & Roll Express

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