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WWE/independent News: Indy wrestler Rude Boy Riley arrested for illicit content involving children

A potential prospect's WWE chances have pretty much been killed by this arrest.

News 30 Mar 2017, 00:35 IST
Recent WWE tryout Rude Boy Riley could be in some serious trouble.

What’s the story?

Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that independent wrestler Rude Boy Riley has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. He was taken into custody earlier today after a search warrant was granted based on a report by the New York Post. Riley’s family told the New York Post that they had “no comment” on the controversial subject.

In case you didn’t know...

Rude Boy Riley is 28 years old and has been wrestling professionally since 2015 and has worked for promotions such as Full Impact Pro and Evolve. According to Pro Fight Database, he has a total of 10 professional matches in his career, including two against Impact Wrestling star Moose.

The heart of the matter...

Rude Boy Riley had a tryout with the WWE last month alongside former Impact Wrestling Knockout Lei’D Tapa. With the police having enough evidence to obtain a search warrant, his chances of signing up with the WWE have pretty much disappeared.

What’s next?

Riley’s arraignment is currently pending, so there are no further details in regards to a trial or a bond yet. He was scheduled to wrestle for Punk Pro Wrestling on Friday, but the promotion released a statement saying that he’s been pulled from all future events and had nothing more to say on the issue.

Author’s take

While I don’t know much about Rude Boy Riley, he definitely has a good look about him. The fact that he was in two matches with Moose last year means he does have some talent. It’s just unfortunate that talented folks do stupid things at times, and in the end, they have a heavy price for their actions.

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