Provided By: The Associated Press Last Modified: 10/12/2004 10:36:56 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A professional wrestler from Georgia has been accused of stabbing his opponent 14 times with a prop during a match in Florida.
Both wrestlers in the local Thunder Wrestling Federation event told police in Jacksonville that the prop was brought in as part of what in wrestling is known as "hard-core," where it is not uncommon to see such props as knives, chains, bats and barbed wire.
The event's promoter said it wasn't supposed to be hard-core.
Police charged 41-year-old Jerome Young of Smyrna, who goes by the ring name of New Jack, with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held in lieu of 40-thousand dollars in the Duval County Jail. A court appearance is set for November 2nd.
Young told police he and his opponent, 37-year old William Jason Lane of Fruit Cove, Florida, planned before the match to use a piece of metal to inflict some injury. Lane, treated and released at Shands Jacksonville hospital, told officers he wasn't sure what happened but that the sport is dangerous.
I guess this can be filed under "Another Proud Moment in Jacksonville Wrestling History". We've also brought to you the Final WCW Pay Per View and Hogan winning the title on a Nitro for the 4 millionth time.
The one who'd make the worst witness against New Jack is... well... New Jack. Here are but a couple of the MULTITUDE of quotes from his latest shoot interview (censored so they could be put on fark comment page) that give a glimpse into his mindset:
~[Paul Heyman] jumped f***ing ship [saying he was going to Cali to get ECW a new TV deal when he was really going to work on the Rollerball movie] and people actually believed in that c******king mother f***er. And to this day there are people that can't get a job because Paul E. got heat with them and makes it a point that they will not get hired in WWE.
Me myself? I know I won't go to WWE because if I went and I saw him I'd smack the s*** out of him. If I saw his mama I'd run over her with my f***ing car! I'd tie his daddy to a fence and let a bull butt-f*** him.
~On Jasmin St. Claire: "This bitch goes on radio and says 'New Jack snorts coke.' OK, check it out... snorting coke (holds up left hand), getting f***ed by three hundred and sixty something guys in one day (holds up right hand... makes scales motion with hands). I'd rather be in the snorting coke line. Bitch, I heard you had to ice down your p***y for two days after getting f***ed by almost 400 people."
And of course the best one:
Remember, if you hear something about New Jack... it's probably true. And if you hear anything about these guys [points to Feinstein]... well, it's probably true too but they still cool. (Bwahaha!)
Gotta love that New Jack.
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Here is the match in which he, as Tiger Mask II, unmasked. The crowd goes crazy when he removes the mask. EDIT: It appears also that the match in which he died is on Youtube, by I'm not interested in watching it.