Stopped on suspicion of being over the drunk driving limit, the former wrestler had been celebrating his 50th birthday, and didn’t appreciate his day of partying being interrupted by the law. The amazing footage starts with Oliynyk pushing one of the officers, before he gets pepper sprayed in the face.
Not ready to phone a DUI laywer just yet, the gold medal winner got seriously annoyed – prompting police to try and subdue him with batons. When this failed however, they decided that there was safety in numbers. The footage is going understandably mad online, as Oliynyk manages to expertly hold off seven officers – flick over to the next page to see it in all its glory.
Bleeding profusely, Oliynyk uses all his skills as a professional wrestler to stop the police from taking him off to jail. Throwing punches and taking quite a lot of damage in the process, the Ukrainian refused to go down without a fight. Check out the video below to see this epic encounter from start to finish… I think it’s about time he hired a good motoring lawyer
At one point during the video a female officer even tries to calm him down, explaining clearly that he’s over the legal limit for drunk driving. Making the whole mess even funnier, the wrestler replies: “Go fuck yourself.” Finally though, the situation is diffused after a friend of Oliynyk reminds him that he has a crying son in the back of his car.
Speaking to local press after being released, the Olympic champ wasn’t the contrite person you might expect after being the subject of a DUI case (with your son in the back seat).
“I admit I was partially guilty, I can’t tell you the whole thing. I’m partly guilty because I did not stop and I was ignoring the police. But I am not a criminal. As far as I can see there will be a court hearing and they will punish me somehow because they always do. However the fact that police let me go home on the same day shows I didn’t do anything that bad.”
When I was a kid, lots of parents complained that American wrestling TV shows caused their kids to be more aggressive and learn bad habits, and Vyacheslav Oliynyk isn’t exactly doing that argument any damage. Here is a video though that shows why having a dad who loves wrestling is awesome.
Personally I wouldn’t really want my dad to Stone Cold stunner me through a table, but beggars can’t be choosers. At least it isn’t an RKO out of nowhere…