The pro wrestling world is full of interesting people from all over the world. However, some pro wrestlers tend to get into trouble with the law after their career is over. The stories about pro wrestlers running into trouble with the law are famous throughout the history of the business. No, it seems Steve Cox is one of them, as he was arrested recently.

Steve Cox was arrested earlier this week and charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one charge of threatening a violent act. These are serious offenses, to say the least.

For those who don’t know, Steve Cox held the World Class Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship with Michael Hayes and competed in numerous companies during his career, including Mid-South, WCCW, The Global Wrestling Federation and Japan’s UWFi. Now, he is facing a much darker time ahead of him.

Steve Cox, who last wrestled in 2006, has had several incidents in recent months in the Tulsa area.  News on 6’s Lori Fullbright reported about the incident leading to his eventual arrest.


On 5/18/22, Cox, 63, was “arrested for leering at kids in a park.” When a woman confronted him, the police affidavit states Cox told a child, “I’ll see you later” and walked off. The woman followed him to get his car’s information, at which point he pulled out a knife and threatened her. That incident led to one of the assault with a dangerous weapon charges and is still pending.On 4/30/22, a man, later identified during a photo lineup as Cox, was accused of screaming and flipping off two cousins who were walking their dogs.

When they responded back to him, he allegedly “accelerated and swerved at them, like he was going to hit them and came very close.” One of the cousins stated that the driver got out of the car with a knife, “lunged at them and threatened to kill them and their dogs then drove off.”

On October 21st, last year, one of those cousins was with his mother when Cox allegedly “approached them and threatened to “gut them like a fish.” After getting a description, police put a photo lineup and the victims identified Cox as the person who was responsible for the incidents. That led to the second count of assault with a dangerous weapon and the charge of threatening a violent act.

Fullbright’s report also stated Cox “had also been accused of following a teenage girl home and had been reported for driving through neighborhoods and cussing at random people and watching kids play at a park and watching kids get off a school bus, but nothing that could warrant an arrest.”

This is obviously a concerning story, and it might not be over yet. We will keep you updated on this developing situation, right here at Ringside News.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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