A former professional wrestler convicted of leading a sex trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison.

Harrison "Hardbody" Norris, 42, of Cartersville was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Atlanta.

Norris ran a scheme to force women into prostitution, prosecutors said.

Norris was convicted last November of numerous charges including conspiracy, commercial sex trafficking and witness tampering.

Four other people were previously sentenced in the case, two for having roles in the scheme and two for lying to investigators.

Norris has claimed he just ran training camp for women to become professional wrestlers.