WWE Superstars lead a variety of lives after they exit the company. After all, nothing can last forever. Now, we have an update on Kyle Rasmussen, who was previously known as Conrad Tanner in WWE, and how much trouble he found himself in.

The former WWE developmental talent has been sentenced to 153 days in jail for strangling a driver while seated in the back of a vehicle. Some fans might not remember Conrad Tanner much, because his last match was in WWE’s FCW developmental system on November 11th, 2010.

Rasmussen faced charges of assault to do bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, which led to his arraignment in November last year. His sentence was handed down, and he will spend 153 days in prison along with two years of probation. After initially entering a plea of not guilty, he later altered it to a no contest plea, signifying acceptance of the conviction’s outcome without admitting guilt.

The incident transpired on October 29th, 2022, as Kyle Rasmussen was riding in a 2012 Chevrolet in Rochester Hills. While seated in the backseat, he attempted to grab the steering wheel and strangle the 31-year-old male driver. The driver managed to halt the vehicle and escape the scene.


Kyle Rasmussen’s girlfriend, Sarah Ratliff, was also present in the vehicle and fled during this incident. Tragically, she was struck by a vehicle approximately 100 feet from the scene and passed away due to her injuries shortly after at a local hospital.

Kyle Rasmussen was released from WWE in late 2010. He joined WWE in 2009 after a successful tryout, bringing his background in Michigan State football to the promotion. Operating within Florida Championship Wrestling, Rasmussen collaborated with notable names like Big E, Wade Barrett, and Titus O’Neil. In more recent years, he transitioned to working as a fitness trainer. Now, he is facing this terrible incident.

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