Bo Dallas Biography: Taylor Michael Rotunda, popularly known by his ring name Bo Dallas, is an American professional wrestler, working with World Westling Entertainment for the Smackdown brand. Bo Dallas belongs to a family having a strong wrestling background with his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, father Mike Rotunda and uncles Barry and Kendall Windham all being professional wrestlers. Bray Wyatt currently recognized as ‘The Fiend’ in the WWE is also Bo Dallas brother.
During the time of graduation, Taylor was involved in wrestling and chosen for the state wrestling championships. Besides wrestling, Taylor also played football as a defensive tackle and later bagged a football scholarship at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida.
Bo Dallas decided to become a wrestler at a very young age. He held several championships in his wrestling career including Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) Florida Heavyweight Championship three times, FCW Florida Tag Team Championship twice with Duke Rotundo and Husky Harris. Bo Dallas also won WWE Raw Tag Team Championship once with Curtis Axel, WWE 24/7 Championship once and NXT Championship once.
Rotunda was born on May 25, 1990, in Brooksville, Florida, the U.S. He persuaded his graduation from Hernando High School in 2008. At the time of graduation, Rotunda developed his interest in wrestling. He was selected for the state wrestling championships and even bagged a football scholarship from Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida,
As he belongs to a hardcore wrestling family, he chose to pick a career in wrestling.
Rotunda grew up in a hardcore wrestling family, with his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, father Mike Rotunda and uncles Barry and Kendall Windham were all being professional wrestlers. Bray Wyatt currently recognized as ‘The Fiend’ in the WWE is also Bo Dallas brother.
Rotunda tied the knots with former NXT wrestler, Sarah Bäckman on June 26, 2014. Rotunda was once arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. However, he was later released on a $500 bond.
Rotunda began his professional wrestling career in 2008 with World Wrestling Entertainment parent organization Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He made his wrestling debut in a winning effort against Kaleb O’Neal. In 2009, Rotunda changed his in-ring to Bo Rotundo and teamed up with his brother Duke Rotunda, who is currently known as Bray Wyatt.
The Rotundo Brothers defeated The Dude Busters (Caylen Croft and Trent Barretta) to become the number one contenders to the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship. They later bagged the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship title against Justin Angel and Kris Logan.
Rotunda started his feud with Mason Ryan for FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. As a result, he defeated Ryan to become FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship for the first time, however, lost the title to Lucky Cannon immediately. He bagged the gold from Cannon once again after three months. In 2012, Rotunda defeated Rick Victor to win the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship for the third time.
After FCW changed into NXT in 2012, Rotunda also changed his name to Bo Dallas. He devoted his wrestling time to NXT for two years where he feuded for NXT Tag Team Championship and NXT Championship with stars like Wade Barrett, his brother Bray Wyatt and Big E Langston, whom he defeated for NXT Championship in 2013. In 2014, Bo Dallas lost the title to Neville in a rematch at NXT.
Bo Dallas made his WWE main roster debut on Raw in 2014 with his ‘Bolieve’ gimmick. He feuded and maintained an undefeated streak of “14-Bo” streak by defeating opponents like Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, Xavier Woods, R-Truth, Fandango, The Great Khali, Dolph Ziggler and many more. His streak was ended by R-Truth. Bo Dallas also participated in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestle mania 31 in a losing effort.
In 2016, Bo Dallas joined forces with Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, and Adam Rose as ‘The Social Outcasts’ to help Heath Slater against Dolph Ziggler. The faction came to an end after seven months. He along with Curtis Axel formed a fresh faction with The Miz in 2017 known as The Miztourage, helping The Miz in a six-man tag team match against Ambrose, Heath Slater and Rhyno with a victory. During the 2018 Superstar Shake-Up, The Miz was drafted to SmackDown, while Dallas and Axel remained on Raw, formed their new tag team as “The B-Team”. Bo Dallas and Axel feuded with the champions Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt for the Raw Tag Team Championship and defeated them to become the champion at Extreme Rules.
Dallas made his WWE video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18 and now in WWE 2K19.
Ranked No. 73 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2014
Bo Dallas is a three-time FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion
Bo Dallas is a two-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Duke Rotundo and Husky Harris
Bo Dallas is a one-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion with Curtis Axel
Bo Dallas is a one-time WWE 24/7 Champion
Bo Dallas is a one-time NXT Champion
HEIGHT: 185 cm
WEIGHT: 106 kg = 234 lbs
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: BlackPERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Name: Taylor Michael Rotunda
Age: 29 years
Date of Birth: May 25, 1990
Hometown: Brooksville, Florida, U.S
Highest qualification: Graduate
School: Hernando High School
Favourite wrestler: The Undertaker
Favourite actor: Tom Cruise
Favourite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: wrestling, watching American football
Favourite Food: Steak
Dream Destination: Unknown
Favourite Color: WhiteNET WORTH
$1 million estimated
In 2016, Bo Dallas was arrested by police near Dallas, Texas for “public intoxication/drunkenness. He was taken out from a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Mexico City.