Former WWF wrestler Brian Blair, 52, was arrested early this morning on two counts of child abuse.
The former Hillsborough County Commissioner was arrested shortly after 5:00 a.m. following an altercation with his two sons at the family’s home in the Forest Hills area of Tampa.
According to The St. Petersburg Times, Blair pushed his oldest son Brett, 17, in the chest and then punched him in the face with a closed fist, leaving a red mark and causing swelling. Blair then allegedly put the teenager in a chokehold, causing him to have trouble breathing.
He then grabbed his youngest son, who is either 12 or 13, around the throat and punched him on the top of his head, leaving a bump.
He is currently being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Blair is perhaps best known for his partnership with “Jumping” Jim Brunzell as part of the masked tag team The Killer Bees. The two wrestled throughout the 1980s in the World Wrestling Federation.
Click here to read the story on The St. Petersburg Times website. You can also view his charge report on the official website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.