Bo Dallas is a professional wrestler who has made a name for himself in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as well as in the NXT Championship. Bo is from a family of wrestlers which has made the ring to seem like a second home for him since he was a child.
Even though he is very popular as Bo Dallas, the wrestler was born Taylor Michael Rotunda on May 25, 1990, in Brooksville, Florida. Since from his childhood days, it was almost very clear that he was cut out for the ring as he came from a family that is very popular in the sports.
While his grandfather Kendall Windham was a WCW World Tag Team Champion, his father, brother, and uncles have all slugged it out as wrestlers. As a result of this, there was a point in the life of the young Rotunda when he actually believed that Wrestling was all there was to do in life.
For his education, the Brooksville native went to the Hernando High School from where he graduated in 2008. Next, he was supposed to go to the Webber International University as he was given a scholarship because he also played football. He rejected going to college because he wanted to start wrestling professionally.
He began fighting since his high school days. At the time, he was able to make it state wrestling championships until 2008 when he signed professionally with the WWE. His first fight was against Kaleb O’Neal whom he defeated in the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
His earlier fights were in tag teams with people like Kris Logan and Bray Wyatt who at the time was known as Duke Rotunda. Having made some successes, he later began in singles. He also participated in the new NXT championships which came out from the FCW. He continued there until 2014.
From 2014 to 2016, he took part in episodes of Raw and SmackDown. He went on to fight as a member of The Social Outcasts and then The Miztourage and The B-Team.
Also known as Bo Washington or The Inspirational, the WWE superstar has recorded some achievements as a wrestler including three FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship, 2 FCW Florida Tag Team Championships alongside his brother, and one NXT championship. More so, he was ranked the 73rd top wrestler in Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 500 in 2014.
Even though wrestling is the main thing he does, Bo Dallas has also appeared in the film The Marine 5: Battleground playing the role of Alonzo.
Family, Brother, Sister, and Wife
As stated, Dallas is from a family that is highly popular in the wrestling community with almost every member of the family being a part. The wrestler has a brother Bray Wyatt (Windham Lawrence Rotunda) and a sister Mika Rotunda.
Bray has also made a name for himself as a wrestler and he is even more successful than his younger brother, both of them were members of the NXT show. Mika, on the other hand, is the only member of the Rotunda wrestling clan who has decided not to take to the ring. She is a fitness trainer.
Dallas is married to Sarah Backman who is also a professional wrestler. She was born in Sweden on 8 December 1991. By the time she was 14, Backman had already started out as an arm wrestler which she grew up to be very popular in, becoming an eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion who WWE.
Dallas and Backman got married at a private event in 2014. As at 2018, the couple was yet to have any child.
Is Bo Dallas Dead?
In 2015, following a fight with Brock Lesnar in which he was beaten with no mercy, many believed that the ring entertainer had died. Apart from that, Bo had also been away from the arena for some time, making people wonder if he was really dead. Nonetheless, the truth is that he is very much alive and active as a wrestler.
Height and Weight
There are people like Rey Mysterio and a few others who have broken the convention, but then most wrestlers signed to the WWE have a good height and heavy build. Rotunda also falls in the class of those with height and he is well built to survive wrestling, the football he started with and many other sports.
That pointed out, he has a height that measures 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and a body weight of 234 lb (106 kg).