By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Former WWE wrestler Billy Jack Haynes claimed in a new video that he witnessed the 1987 murders of two teenagers in Alexander, Arkansas. Kevin Ives and Don Henry were murdered in 1987 and were then placed on railroad tracks and eventually run over by a train. Haynes claims that he was hired by an Arkansas politician to provide muscle at a drug transaction.
“While conducting security for the drug money drop, I witnessed the murders of two young boys: Kevin Ives and Don Henry,” Haynes stated in the video. “They were murdered by other individuals who were working for the same criminal politician. Their bodies were placed on the railroad tracks to be mutilated by a passing train.” Read more on the story at ArkansasMatters.com.
Powell’s POV: Haynes said he trafficked cocaine on the side while performing for WWE back in the eighties. He said he reached out to the mother of Ives in 2016 to share his story and has since met with police. Haynes is not listed as working the then WWF live events on the night in question. He returned to work two nights later at a television taping in San Francisco. Haynes has told some extremely over the top stories about his time in the wrestling industry including that Daniel Benoit was actually the son of Vince McMahon, which somehow led to the Benoit family tragedy. Haynes also filed a lawsuit against WWE related to head trauma and claimed that he suffered from depression and exhibits symptoms of dementia. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed.
Despite his tall tales regarding the pro wrestling industry, one can only hope that Haynes is being honest when it comes to witnessing the murders and can help the families of the victims find closure. For what it’s worth, he has started a Go Fund Me page seeking financial help relating to the case. “The funds received through this GoFundMe effort will be used for investigative expenses such as lodging, travel, and other cost associated with the investigation,” reads the Go Fund Me page. “The investigators are working pro bono. Linda will not receive any money from the fund.” For more details, watch his video below.
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