WWE legend The Berzerker has been sentenced in relation to seven DUI arrests.
The 59-year-old, real name John Nord, shot to stardom in Vince McMahon’s promotion in the early 90s under the management of Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji.
That came either side of spells in WCW, including a losing effort against the iconic Bill Goldberg in 1998.
However, since hanging up his wrestling boots to start work at his brother’s auto dealership in Minnesota he appears to have fallen on hard times.
And now Nord, who played a vicious Viking character, has found himself in trouble with the law again.
The former star has been in court after being caught for the seventh time driving under the influence.
He has been sentenced to five years’ probation – which is contingent on him staying in restrictive housing.
And it also means he is not allowed to make any attempt to drive “whatsoever” after his numerous arrests over recent years.
He has been copped on several occasions behind the wheel after having his licence revoked.
And the prosecution argued he “represents a significant public safety threat” due to his past.
Nord’s lawyer then informed the court the ex-grappler is now in treatment for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a condition that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
He also said his client will spend the rest of his life in assisted-living facilities.
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The judge declared sentencing was difficult to decide on, saying: “Life has handed you a lot of special things.
“On the other hand, it’s taken away a lot of what makes you – you.”
A new court date has now been set for three months for an update on his progress.