Where Is Billy Jack Haynes Now? Wild Life Of Former Wrestler

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Billy Jack Haynes is now allegedly facing charges over the murder of his wife, Janette Becraft. The murder took place on Thursday in the Lents neighborhood of Portland.

The Portland Police arrived on the scene at 9:52 a.m. PST in the 6000 block of SE 100th Avenue. The neighbors claimed Becraft was suffering from dementia.

Billy Jack Haynes During His Time In The WWF In The Late 80s
Billy Jack Haynes During His Time In The WWF In The Late 80s (Source: Twitter)

According to the Willamette Week, Haynes surrendered to the authorities and is in police custody at an area hospital. Previously, Haynes sued the WWE, claiming it failed to protect its wrestlers from head injuries.

An article from 2014 states that Haynes suffered at least 15 concussions and was suffering from depression at the time.

The article also claimed he had shown symptoms of dementia. But in 2021, the Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.

Where Is Billy Jack Haynes Now?

Billy Jack Haynes is now facing charges over the murder of his wife. The Portland police have the 70-year-old Haynes in custody after his 85-year-old wife was found shot in their home earlier this week.

Born on July 10, 1953, in Portland, Haynes had a rough childhood. In an interview with The Hannibal TV, Billy talks about everything he had to go through at a young age. 

Haynes said he was sexually and physically abused from age four up to age eight/nine. He claimed the one who did it was his mother’s boyfriend, a politician from Portland. 

Billy Jack Haynes (R) Pictured With Alan Barcoff During His Wrestling Days
Billy Jack Haynes (R) Pictured With Alan Barcoff During His Wrestling Days (Source: Twitter)

When he was 15, his mother and his uncle were murdered, which he says was done by two politicians. Many wrestlers start their careers young, but Haynes’ wrestling career began at only 28. He was previously a janitor and quit his job to start training with Stu Hart.

He trained at Dungeon Pro Wrestling School and briefly wrestled at Hart’s Stampede Wrestling. At Stampede Wrestling, Haynes formed a tag team with Bruce Hart and started wrestling under the name “Billy Jack” in the Pacific Northwest territory.

Haynes joined WWF in 1986 and started his feud with Randy Savage over the Intercontinental Championship. He later feuded with Hercules Hernandez, and their feud peaked at Wrestlemania III, where it was dubbed “The Battle of the Full Nelsons.”

He left WWF two years later, in 1988, and retired from the sport a decade later. In 2014, Haynes filed a lawsuit against WWE, alleging the company failed to protect and educate its wrestlers on serious head trauma while heavily promoting and profiting from the violence that led to such injuries. 

Haynes Once Admitted To Role In 1987 Murder

The former WWE wrestler, Billy Jack Haynes, once admitted he had a role in the 1987 unsolved train track murder of two boys. The two boys, Kevin Ives, 17, and Don Henry, 16, were the victims.

He claimed he had witnessed the murder of the two boys in an interview in 2018. Haynes said, “Now, August 23, 1987, thirty years ago, I was on the railroad tracks in Alexander, Arkansas, and witnessed everything that happened to two young boys on the tracks.”

The Wrestler Previously Claimed He Witnessed The Murder Of Two Boys
The Wrestler Previously Claimed He Witnessed The Murder Of Two Boys (Source: Twitter)

He also said the murders were connected to a cocaine smuggling ring and in his second video, claimed he had transported and trafficked large quantities of cocaine throughout the United States. 

Haynes’ claims weren’t taken seriously as wrestling fans believed he was used to making such strange comments. He had previously said WWE founder Vince McMahon had fathered the child of a deceased wrestler.

He also claimed Steve Austin was ultimately responsible for the death of wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper.

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