Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Sports Talk
Reload this Page >

Wrestler Vader Arrested

Sports Talk Discuss all things Sports Related

Wrestler Vader Arrested

Old 07-03-02, 09:08 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wrestler Vader Arrested

Police: Wrestler resisted arrest
By Camera staff
July 3, 2002

It took eight officers, two dogs and three sets of handcuffs to subdue Boulder's homegrown professional wrestler "Big Van Vader," who was suspected of drunken driving.

Leon Allen White, 47, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of spitting and threatening officers with rocks, resisting arrest, drinking and driving, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Members of the Colorado State Patrol and Boulder County Sheriff's Office responded at 8:30 p.m. to Bari Court and Whaley Drive regarding a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a bush. The suspect, who suffered a cut on the head, left the scene and drove a block away to his home, witnesses reported.

When contacted by authorities, the 6-foot 4-inch 375-pound White told them he was looking for bullfrogs and catfish in a pond and crashed while driving home, according to an arrest report.

Officers reported White seemed severely intoxicated and had to hold himself up on the door jam. White became belligerent with officers when asked about his level of intoxication and said: "I will and can kick all of your asses! Let's fight ...," according to the arrest report.

Two of the deputies got their dogs out for protection. White stared the animals down and said he would kill them, the report said.

At one point, White picked up two rocks the size of baseballs and clenched them in his fists, Trooper Scott Hinshaw said. He also is alleged to have spit toward the trooper, but missed.

Eventually, officers were able to calm White down and he was handcuffed without incident.

White played football for the University of Colorado and in the NFL before becoming a professional wrestler. He has competed worldwide as Big Van Vader and held numerous individual and tag-team titles.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, he has two previous drinking and driving arrests in Boulder County.


Old 07-03-02, 09:18 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 16,046
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't see the reason to laugh at someone's misfortunes ...

Hey, wait a minute -- I do that all the time ...

Old 07-03-02, 11:26 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 6,241
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I like how they list his "real" accomplishments, UC and NFL player, in the same sentence as his numerous individual and tag team titles!
Old 07-03-02, 11:31 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 20,478
Received 153 Likes on 127 Posts
who?
Old 07-03-02, 11:36 PM
  #5  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 16,046
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by whotony
who?
"It's time, it's time ... it's Vader time!" was the beginning of his entrance music in the now-defunct WWF ...
Old 07-04-02, 02:19 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,259
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Woulda made for better viewing than this past Raw or Smackdown!
Old 07-04-02, 03:31 AM
  #7  
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 8,205
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
He had the cool ass mask/headress deal that he would sit on the ramp, and smoke and crap would shoot out of it(WCW days). He was pretty damn big in Japan.
Old 07-04-02, 10:33 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 908
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
IT'S TIME!! IT'S TIME!! IT'S TIME FOR A DRINK!!!!

Maybe he's still messed up from kane hitting him with that giant socket wrench.
Old 07-04-02, 11:39 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: In a place without the cursed couch
Posts: 20,590
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by AndyCapps
He had the cool ass mask/headress deal that he would sit on the ramp, and smoke and crap would shoot out of it(WCW days). He was pretty damn big in Japan.
He IS HUGE in Japan. Unfortunately, WCW/WWF had no idea how to book him.
Old 07-04-02, 12:20 PM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 16,046
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Braddok
Maybe he's still messed up from kane hitting him with that giant socket wrench.
That was scripted. Leon needed eye surgery and the booking committee was looking for a "legitimate" way to work his real-life surgery into the storylines ...
Old 07-04-02, 02:25 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 908
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Soup Nazi


That was scripted. Leon needed eye surgery and the booking committee was looking for a "legitimate" way to work his real-life surgery into the storylines ...

I know. I was joking

Old 07-05-02, 11:48 AM
  #12  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Inside Herman's head
Posts: 103
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
And I seem to recall he was a guest star in Boy Meets World.
Old 07-08-02, 12:31 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Harbor City, CA USA
Posts: 986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh yeah...Boy Meets World.

I was at the house show at the Anaheim Pond when the recorded this....I remembered them taping about a minute of footage at the show, but they stretched it to a few minutes in the finished product.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.