DiBiase Update: Mugshot – Wrestles Hours After Jail Release

Ryan Clark


Last night, Ted DiBiase, Jr. wrestled in two matches mere hours after being released from police custody due to a DUI arrest. DiBiase, Jr.’s blood alcohol level was well-above the legal limit, and he was taken into custody at 4:30 a.m. DiBiase, Jr. was released from jail about twelve hours later at 4:53 p.m. on $500 bail. DiBiase, Jr. and Jake Hager wrestled in a 23-man over-the-top battle royal for the right to wrestle in the main event for the new FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. Hager defeated DiBiase to win the belt. Also, I reported yesterday, that DiBiase, Jr. was the current FCW Southern Heavyweight champion. According to a fan report, he actually lost it a few weeks ago to “Handsome” Heath Miller. Now FCW has two Heavyweight belts and they plan on having a unification match between Hagar and Miller this Tuesday.

Courtesy of the official website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, you can view a charge report on WWE developmental wrestler Ted DiBiase, Jr.’s DUI arrest yesterday at http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us. DiBiase, Jr.’s mugshot is also available on the page. Some websites list his birth year as 1983, but he was actually born in 1982 on November 8. Also, the official Florida Championship Wrestling website lists DiBiase, Jr. at 6’3″ & 230 lbs in their profile on him, but the charge report says he’s actually 6’2″ & 210 lbs. Fox’s Tampa Bay affiliate covered DiBiase, Jr.’s arrest last night. You can read their story on his DUI arrest at MyFoxTampabay.com.

The Orlando Sentinel has an article on JBL regarding his return to the ring at OrlandoSentinel.com. “I just wanted a chance to come back because I didn’t like the way I went out,” JBL said. “My back was hurting so bad, I wasn’t able to work out. I was fat and out of shape â<80>” I’m still out of shape a little bit â<80>” but I didn’t want the last memory of me to be that fat, out-of-shape guy that was in the ring.”

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