Bo Dallas has tied the knot!
“I am blessed, honored, joyed, FREAKING ecstatic to announce Mr and Mrs. Taylor Michael Rotunda!” Dallas’ sister Mika revealed on her Instagram account on Friday. “I have a beautiful new sister in law and can’t wait to watch these two shine through life together and take this world by storm!
The bride formerly appeared for WWE as she has been identified as a recently released Diva from NXT: Sarah Backman. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, she is the Swedish born former eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion who WWE officials recruited last year for NXT. Her run as Shara, however, was uneventful as she did not wrestle once for the developmental promotion before requesting her contract release in late April.
Dallas and Backman only began dating recently. As recently as March, the bride indicated on her social media accounts that she was dating notable professional bodybuilder Shawn Rhoden. All pictures of herself with Rhoden have since been deleted from her accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
When a professional wrestler becomes popular, often times fans will try to get to know as much about the individual as possible. So with Bo Dallas’ surging notoriety in WWE, a lot of fans may not be aware that he was once arrested.
The incident in question occurred in the early morning of February 19, 2012 in the Tampa, Florida area when Dallas was competing WWE’s then-developmental promotion, Florida Championship Wrestling. The future WWE Superstar was arrested for driving under the influence, with blood-alcohol levels of 0.166 and 0.178 according to two breathalyser tests, more than twice the legal limit. He was released later that day on a US$ 500 bond.
His arrest did not get much attention that day since 1) He was a relatively unknown WWE developmental wrestler, 2) Numerous wrestlers have been arrested in the Tampa, Florida, area, and with more notoriety (such as Cameron, and Jimmy Uso on two occasions (Arrest No. 1) (Arrest No. 2), and 3) It was the day of an important WWE pay-per-view.
The arrest had no effect on Bo’s career as he maintained his standing in FCW and was eventually able to make it in WWE.