Anyone who saw the heart-wrenching movie “The Wrestler” knows how difficult professional wrestling can be. The crazy hours and travel combined with the grueling physical punishment day in and day out are motivating factors toward many wrestlers’ addiction issues.
Now comes the sad story of a wrestling legend.
According to TMZ, wrestling legend Scott Hall was arrested after allegedly choking out his girlfriend in a drunken fit of rage. For those of you wrestling fans – you know Hall is the last guy on Earth coming after you in a drunken rage. The 6-foot-7-inch, 287-pound monster was so powerful he required two sets of handcuffs.
Evidently, cops were called to Hall's Florida home over a domestic disturbance in progress around 5pm. When they arrived, Scott's girlfriend Lisa Howell claimed the wrestling superstar had attacked her.
She said Hall had been drinking for days and the two had gotten into some kind of argument. When she tried to get into her car and flee, Hall, in a blind rage, grabbed her by the throat and tried to pull her out of the driver's seat.
When police arrived and confronted the heavily-intoxicated wrestler he had an "unknown white secretion flowing from both sides of his mouth." Was he foaming at the mouth?
Police observed several signs of physical injury on Lisa -- including red marks around her neck -- so they placed Hall under arrest for domestic battery.
Exacerbating his problems was the fact that the jail refused to take him because he was too inebriated. He had to be taken to a nearby hospital to get medical clearance.
Not surprisingly, his girlfriend has refused to press charges. Is it fear or love?
Either way, it is evident Hall has a major problem with alcohol. He needs to seek help immediately. In addition to counseling her should take a Florida alcohol class.