Joe Exotic’s Zoo Thought Carol Baskins Hired ROH Wrestlers To Spy For Her
Photo Credit: RING OF HONOR/Ian Storck
Joe Exotic has become remarkably popular due to the Tiger King Netflix series. We’ve already covered some of Exotic’s connections to professional wrestling. Now, another link has been revealed. According to Caitlyn Holroyd of theScore, Ring of Honor stars Matt Taven, Jay Lethal and Dalton Castle went to Exotic’s zoo. Holroyd cites an interview with Brian Rowitz of ESPN West Palm, in which Taven describes the experience and how the zoo thought the trio had been hired by Carol Baskins.
“‘Me, Jay Lethal, Dalton Castle actually went to Joe Exotic’s zoo,'” said Taven via Rowitz per Holroyd.” “‘…They got really weird when Jay Lethal told them he was from Tampa when they asked where we were all from. Because that ends up being where Big Cat Rescue and Carole Baskin is from. So they thought we were some sort of spies instead of some random guys walking in without a family like everybody else to this tiger zoo. So they thought we were some sort of animal activists or spies. I think after they saw our reactions to, like, ‘Woah woah, we’re just here to see some tigers,’ they realized that we had no other intention besides exactly that.'”
The interview with Rowitz is available at this link.