The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says a former pro wrestler is in custody for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death.
Deputies responded to a call of a stabbing at the Del Lago apartments around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. When deputies arrived they discovered a woman had been stabbed multiple times.
The victim, 25-year-old Bianca McGaughey, died at the scene from her injuries.
Authorities placed alerts for the suspect, 29-year-old Brian McGhee, and his car. McGee wrestled in Missouri using the name “The Future Donovan Ruddick” and “DT Porter” for Florida Championship Wrestling.
McGhee’s 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was soon spotted in Tampa. Deputies, along with Tampa police officers and Florida Highway Patrol troopers, engaged in a pursuit.
McGhee was eventually taken into custody in Pasco County after crashing at Interstate 75 and County Line Road. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment before being booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.
Deputies say McGhee will be charged with First Degree Murder.
UPDATE: The Associated Press has now picked up the story. The AP states that authorities now believe that 25-year-old Bianca McGaughey is McGhee’s ex-girlfriend that he had kept in contact with. McGhee allegedly stabbed her in the neck and torso areas outside her apartment complex. He was then chased by authorities, and refused to leave his vehicle after crashing it and being instructed to surrender by authorities. After being apprehended, McGhee was sent to a local hospital to get his injuries treated. He was then taken to Pasco County Jail on Thursday morning and will be charged with first degree murder.
McGhee was under contract with WWE from December 2010 through August 2012 as a developmental talent, and according to those close with him, he was never the same once he was released by the company. McGhee injured his knee while training and underwent at least two surgeries during his time under contract. Once he recovered, he returned to the ring in June of 2012, only to be released in August.
In May of 2012, McGhee allegedly posted the following on his Facebook page while complaining about his frustrations about being signed and being out of action with his knee injury…
“Guys, I don’t know how much longer I can handle this. Every day is a constant struggle to keep my sanity. I love wrestling and it’s all I ever wanted to do. Already going crazy since I’ve been for like ten months now, but it gets worse. Every day a trainer goes out of his way to rib or disrespect me in front of the boys because I’ve been out so long. I can’t clear myself. I wanna wrestle more than anything, but I don’t even know who I am anymore. It’s so f–king hard. I just feel it just building inside of me and I don’t know how much longer I can contain it. I have daydreams of just f–king everyone up on some real s–t. I’m not a kid. I’m a f–king man. But what do you do when the people in charge of helping you get to the main roster are the ones making your life the hardest. I’ve been drinking almost every day. It’s to the point to where I keep Vodka and Gin in my trunk. Help me!”
McGhee later claimed that his Facebook had been hacked. Clearly, that was not the case and very few people believed that was really the case at the time.
ORIGINAL: Missouri-based independent pro wrestler Brian McGee, who was recently in the developmental system for World Wrestling Entertainment, will be charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death late Wednesday evening in Tampa, Florida.
The stabbing is believed to have occurred at approximately 8:30pm E.T. Deputies arrived on the scene at 8451 Del Lago Circle and found the female victim stabbed several times. The woman later died from the injuries. The name of the female victim has not yet been released by the authorities.
Police chased McGee’s vehicle, which ended up crashing during the chase. McGee was taken to the hospital. Once released from the hospital, he is expected to be charged with the murder of his girlfriend.
About 30 minutes after the stabbing was reported, a photo of a sliced arm was changed to the profile picture of McGee’s Facebook account. Yes, he had actually posted an image of a bloody arm on his Facebook page, along with the following…
“Didnt know I had it in me…bitch isfdead … arip .. I’m next. No jail for meeee bbay”
McGhee was under a developmental deal from 2010-2012 in Florida Championship Wrestling.
McGee, who wrestled as Donnovan Ruddock independently in Missouri, and D.T. Porter in the WWE developmental program, is being charged with first degree murder as noted.