Nick Kiniski Says He Was Propositioned By WWE Official Terry Garvin In 1980s, Alerted Vince McMahon


Nick Kiniski speaks out.

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Nick Kiniski, the son of Gene Kiniski, wrestled for WWE in 1986 and 1986, and he alleges that WWE official Terry Garvin propositioned him during his time with the company.

"He would come up to me and hit on me … I won’t say what he said, but you’ll understand the meaning behind it. He says ‘Hey Nick, let me perform oral sex on you, you can read a Playboy and you’ll have it made for life.’ And, you know, he is my boss, he controls my boss. This is my livelihood, what I want to do, I kind of joked with him, I said ‘Hey Terry, you know, I’m not that way. But if I ever change, you’ll be the first. I’ll let you be the first.’ We just kinda laughed it off. But he was always kind of coming up and joking, and one time he came to my hotel room late at night and I told him to leave. Knocked at the door. So, it put me in a very awkward position, you know?" Kiniski told John Pollock & Brandon Thurston of POST Wrestling.

Kiniski said that Garvin would incentivize wrestlers into acts, saying they would be "made for life financially."

Kiniski claims he told Vince McMahon about Garvin's advances and that Vince claimed he would take care of it, but nothing was done.

"I remember where it was, it was in Milwaukie, Oregon, we wrestled in Portland. I called Vince, and I said ‘Hey, Vince, I don’t think this is right. Terry’s hitting on me. I don’t appreciate that and I would like it to stop.’ And Vince said ‘Oh, ok. I’ll deal with it,' and that was it. Nothing changed. [Garvin would] still say ‘Hey, have you thought about your proposition?’ as he walks by in the dressing room," he said. "I talked to Vince, I said ‘This isn’t right, Vince. I complain, and now you guys are punishing me. I’ll finish my bookings, but I’m not putting any guys over. Put me in the ring we’ll see what happens.’ Vince knows I could take care of myself, so he said ‘No.’ I said, ‘I’m done.’ I said,‘I’ll finish my matches,’ ‘Nope, you’re done now.’ ‘Thank you very much.’"

Garvin resigned in 1992 amid sexual misconduct allegations.

In a 1992 interview with Larry King, McMahon denied having knowledge of inappropriate conduct among WWE officials.

Garvin died in 1998.

In 1992, Mel Phillips and Terry Garvin were accused of having inappropriate sexual relations with underage boys by Tom Cole, a former ring boy. Another former ring boy recently came forward with allegations against Phillips.

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