• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 82nd birthday of Old School NWA Legend “Chief” Wahoo McDaniel (Real name: Edward McDaniel).
During his successful career in the NFL, Wahoo McDaniel also became a professional wrestler, who wrestled during the off-season in Football, but eventually turned to full-time pro-wrestling after he left the Miami Dolphins in 1968.
McDaniel made a name for himself in several territories, such as Jim Crockett Promotions, Championship Wrestling From Florida and Georgia Championship Wrestling, but never won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
He was inducted into the short-lived WCW Hall of Fame in 1995, but in 2019 he was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual Legacy Wing inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002
• WWE NXT UK Wrestler Wolfgang Accused Of Being A Pedophile By Ex-Fiancee
Another WWE NXT UK wrestler has been accused of abuse. Wolfgang’s ex-fiancee, Laura Ryan, has accused him of being emotionally manipulative and having unsolicited pictures of school girls with him.
Below is what she posted:
“I’m not one for posting so publicly on the Internet but today I woke up to a message from a close friend with regards to the #Speakingout movement in the wrestling scene on Twitter and I have carried this emotional burden with me for years and have since battled with self-harm, mental illness and I’m yet again on the waiting list to see a psychologist, I feel like it’s time to share my experience.
I was involved in professional wrestling for about 5-6 years as a trainee and a Valet. In that time, I was engaged to a now WWE NXT professional wrestler, Barry ‘Wolfgang’ Young.
During this period, I was an absolute shell of myself due to the emotional abuse I endured in that relationship. He wasn’t physically abusive with me in that time but he was extremely emotionally manipulative and I caught unsolicited photographs of school girls on both his laptop and on his camera memory cards from several occasions, including one to which he admitted to driving to St. Mungo’s Academy and waiting for the school to finish and proceeded to take photos of school girls as they left.
I know a lot of people will be incredibly shocked by this due to the ‘Good Guy, Couldn’t do more for you’ facade and there probably will be a lot of questions regarding why I didn’t come out sooner – but I was so f*cking emotionally abused I actually feared for my life and it’s taken me a very long time to realise that I wasn’t at fault.”
After years of the emotional torture that I've went through, self harm and mental illness due to the emotional abuse suffered at the hands of one of WWE NXT's "Superstars", it's time I #SpeakOut #SpeakingOut pic.twitter.com/yGraNI96Qz
— Laura Ryan (@Rainbow1kisses) June 19, 2020
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