Former wrestler saddened by what has become of industry

Tuesday, June 27th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Bixby-AP) -- "Cowboy" Bill Watts says he's not proud of what has become of professional wrestling over the years.

Watts himself was a pioneer in wrestling both in the ring and a sa promoter. But the 61-year-old says the industry has quote "lost all moral responsibility."

He left the game altogether about four years ago. Watts wrestled with some of the biggest names in the game and many big names wrestled for him.

He built the Universal Wrestling Federation into the third-largest wrestling organization in the country before selling it to Turner Broadcasting in 1987.

He now worries that industry he help create and make popular has become detrimental to society.