Taylor believes everything happens for a reason. He is making the most of the added exposure by making appearances on a multitude of media outlets. The “British Lion” says his phone has been ringing off the hook with bookings.
“I have made a lot of sacrifices for professional wrestling and working hard to try to get to a point where I can make a living out of it,” Taylor said. “Since I left WWE, I’ve always remained in contact with them…TNA has actually contacted me, and I received a few bookings, too, including on February 23 for Ring Warriors in South Florida.”
• Promoter discusses situation
Jhon Builus , the promoter for the Vintage Wrestling show, says in his nine years in the business he has never seen or heard of a wrestler calling the police on another wrestler.
“People get hit in the face really hard all the time,” he said. “Some are more stiff or snug in the ring than others. To the naked eye, it just looked like a hard-hitting match. The fact that Steelhorse got back into the match and finished without any qualms and went to the locker room, to the untrained eye, it looked like everything was as it should be. He walked into [Taylor] in the locker room and leaned in real close saying, ‘What was that about? You jumped me. You called me a coward.’
“A few of the guys who were in earshot thought something had happened, and they were going to throw down like wrestlers do, like men do, and then when you’re done, you go back and have beers afterward. No. He just stormed out and that was that. He didn’t return to the locker room. Around 10 to 15 minutes I heard the police had arrived.
“There was some confusion at first. We were all under the impression that they were talking about a fan that had gotten jumped because someone called and said they were jumped by one of the wrestlers. Steelhorse was in his car as the cops kept coming in and out to question everyone. They were saying that he was [accusing] him of going off script, and that he wanted to press charges. The police officers, one of them out of the two in the locker room, flat-out told us that it was the most ridiculous call he ever had made.”
Builus wasn’t called for further questioning.
“It was pretty much dropped by police that night, as far as I know,” he said. “They got all of our statements. Even the official of the match, his statement was pretty much how it went. He said, ‘As the official of the match all I saw was two men wrestling.’”
Builus hasn’t been in contact with Vachon but did get in touch with one of the trainers at the Team 3D Academy, where Vachon spent some time.
“As far as I know, he is no longer associated with the school,” Builus said. “...From what I was told, the reasoning he gave from the few he has been in contact with was that he was so upset about what happened that he believed if he took matters into his own hands, he would have ended up in jail. So he said he just called the police.”
• Not a student of the Team 3D Academy
Contraire to reports, the Team 3D Academy (under the direction of Bubba Ray and Devon Dudley) is not where Vachon got his start nor where he regularly trained.
Dan Carr, a trainer at the Team 3D Academy, wanted to set the record straight that Steelhorse Vachon wasn’t a student of the school. He says Vachon had eight years under his belt as a pro wrestler in the Northeast, before his Florida stint.