British wrestler Dave Taylor, who was released by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2008, has landed as a backstage agent for Total Nonstop Action, a rival promotion. TNA, on Spike TV, soon will be going head-to-head with WWE, on the USA network, in Monday night cable programming.
Chapter 10 of my book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death discusses how Taylor and his wife Lisa were near the crime scene in Fayette County, Georgia, on June 25, 2007, almost simultaneously with the police — and hours before the general public knew it was a crime scene. The Taylors and another woman were carrying plates of deli food, perhaps to console their friends, the Benoits, upon learning that there was a death in the family. Or to make it so appear.
As I recount in the chapter, “Squire David Taylor Drops by Green Meadow Lane,” Taylor twice lied to me about all this, claiming that he was in Texas with the WWE crew.
Why did Taylor lie? Beats the hell out of me.
What was Taylor’s mission? Most likely, monitoring the situation on the ground for Linda McMahon’s company.