Marcus Alexander Bagwell, better known as Buff Bagwell, is looking at some hefty charges.
Bagwell was a popular World Championship Wrestling icon from 1991 to 2001. He was a five-time World Tag Team Champion.
The former wrestler was arrested in Cobb County, Georgia on Saturday, May 22. He has over 10 different charges against him. Some of these are giving a false name or address to police, speeding, failure to yield when entering into an intersection, as well as a hit and run. The list goes on after that.
According to Wrestling Inc., the wrestler got bonded out later that night. He had a $4,000 bond for five of the charges. However, there was a bond of $10,000 for the remaining charges.
There is still a lack of information revolving around Bagwell’s arrest as of now. The number of charges is not 100% clear. TMZ reported that he also had an open container and was following too closely.
Recently, the 51-year-old former wrestler was involved in a car crash, also in Cobb County. This happened in August and led him to the hospital with some pretty serious injuries. Bleacher Report states that investigators believed Buff Bagwell had been impaired by prescription medication at the time of the crash.
His injuries included broken ribs, a broken right hip, a broken left socket bone, a broken nose, and a torn groin muscle.
Bagwell has not been wrestling for several years now. He lives in Woodstock, Georgia, which is close to where he grew up. Before parting ways from wrestling, he had been with many independent companies since his split with the WWE. He lasted a single match in the WWE against Booker T before his release.
WWE Live Tours
Although Buff Bagwell had a short-term relationship with WWE, the organization is preparing for live tours again.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to pause for over a year on its normal live events.
According to Deadline, WWE now has a 25-city schedule and is going to resume touring on July 16. Texas will host several wrestling-themed events first, starting with SmackDown in Houston on July 16. There are also two other dates in Texas as well. Other dates, all the way up until Labor Day, should be announced soon.
It’s unclear as of now what kind of safety protocols would be going into place for these events to protect from COVID-19. WWE has seen a decline of 9% in its total revenue this first quarter compared to the previous year. This is likely due to the lack of live shows.