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Wrestling fan or not, this was interesting

andy

Collector Planet Original
Wow, I didnt realize several of them had died.

And lets remember, wrestling does not have a monopoly on creating "super bodies" to entertain. Football players suffer too.
 

Seahawklady

Bench Warmer
Whoa, that's a huge list. They had a similar article on ESPN.com, but only listed a few of those in that list. Especially the Von Erich family. Horrible.
 

northcutt_fan

Week old post bumping extraordinaire
Here's the reality of some of those deaths:

# Ravishing Rick Rude — Died at 40 of an apparent heart attack in 1999, a bottle of prescription pills for his bad back at his side. The autopsy report said he died of "mixed medications." Rude was an admitted user of anabolic steroids.

# Louis Mucciolo, a.k.a, Louie Spicolli — Died in 1998 at age 27 when he suffocated on his own vomit after ingesting massive amounts of Soma and alcohol. Investigators also found an empty vial of testosterone, pain pills and an anti-anxiety drug at the scene.

# Brian Pillman — An admitted user of steroids, he died of a heart attack at age 35 in 1997 on the morning of WWF's In Your House: Badd Blood pay-per-view event. ****ed in the head. Watch the DVD

# Rick "the Renegade" Williams — Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 33 after being released from his World Championship Wrestling contract in 1999. Was hyped to be the next Ultimate Warrior in '95. The pressure from that and the constant critisism from his failed run as the U.S. Champion and not living up to the top brass of WCW is the reason why he killed himself

# "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig — Found dead of a cocaine overdose at age 44 in his motel room on April 10, 2003, the morning of a match. Hennig's father maintained that steroids and painkillers contributed to his death.

# Rodney "Yokozuna" Anoa'i — Died of a heart attack in 2002 at 34. Weighed over 700 lbs when he died. Nothing to do with the WWF, since he was 500+ lbs. when he entered there

# Davey Boy Smith, "The British Bulldog" — Died of a heart attack at age 39 on May 17, 2002. An autopsy report indicated that past steroid use had likely played a part in his death.

# Michael "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand — An admitted steroid user, he died of a heart attack at age 46 in 2003.

# Michael Lockwood, "Crash Holly" — In 2003, at the age of 32, he choked to death on his own vomit after ingesting 90 painkiller pills.

# Jerry Tuite, "The Wall" a.k.a. "Malice" — Died at age 36 in 2003 of an apparent heart attack in his hotel room.

# Raymond "Hercules" Hernandez — Dead of heart failure in 2004 at age 47.

# Ray "The Big Boss Man" Traylor — Found dead of a heart attack in 2004 at age 42.

# Eddie Guerrero — After a long battle with painkillers, he was found dead of a heart attack by his nephew in his hotel room at age 38. The first person his nephew reportedly called was Guerrero's best friend, Chris Benoit.

# Chris Candido — Died in 2005 at age 33 from a blood clot after breaking his tibia and fibula and dislocating his ankle in a pay-per-view event. This happened in a TNA PPV. This also had nothing to do with drugs or steroids. This was a freak accident.

# Owen Hart — Fell to his death at age 34 in 1999 when the rigging that was lowering him into the ring malfunctioned. See Candido.

Also just died this year: Mike Awesome (old ECW Champ, suicide), Bad News Brown (fueded w/Macho Man in the late 80's, heart attack), Bam Bam Bigelow (former Triple Crown winner in ECW and wrestled all over the world, heart attack), Sherri Martel (valet for Macho Man, Ric Flair and others and a former WWF Women's Champion, not sure of cause).

I'd go on about this subject, but I hate to, because it boils my blood when the media doesn't do their job and report the news accurately.

- Dave.
 

scrappy

Bench Warmer
i didn't even realize half of those guys/gals were dead

i used to watch religiously, all the PPV, 2 a month before WCW and WWF banded together, was crazy

sucks that "entertainment" makes those guys do such harsh things to their bodies. my older bro still watches and said something about the girl that was married to Stone Cold breaking her silence on roid rage, which i'm sure cost her a pretty penny, but fact of the matter is, it's there and they should test just like all other "sports" because these people are idols to little kids. when athletes get busted for roids, they drop out of site for a while, go to rehab and go on with life. i know i don't want my kid to idolize some roid rage guy in any sport. that would be the 1 thing to make me lose all faith in anyone i respected or idolized as an athlete.
 

andy

Collector Planet Original
i didn't even realize half of those guys/gals were dead

i used to watch religiously, all the PPV, 2 a month before WCW and WWF banded together, was crazy

sucks that "entertainment" makes those guys do such harsh things to their bodies. my older bro still watches and said something about the girl that was married to Stone Cold breaking her silence on roid rage, which i'm sure cost her a pretty penny, but fact of the matter is, it's there and they should test just like all other "sports" because these people are idols to little kids. when athletes get busted for roids, they drop out of site for a while, go to rehab and go on with life. i know i don't want my kid to idolize some roid rage guy in any sport. that would be the 1 thing to make me lose all faith in anyone i respected or idolized as an athlete.

Testing should not be done for "the kids". I'm sorry but that argument has no merit. They should be tested for their own health, to change the culture, for legal purposes. Testing is not done for the fans in any sport.
 

swany

Bench Warmer
I'd go on about this subject, but I hate to, because it boils my blood when the media doesn't do their job and report the news accurately.

- Dave.
Not quite sure how they haven't been reporting the news accurately. They said it was a list of people that died before their time. And the ones that weren't related to steroids/drugs, they didn't make any reference to steroids/drugs.
 

22ChrisBrown29

Bench Warmer
I remember watching a few wrestling bouts when I was a kid, but don't really remember any of the wrestlers....the only name on the list in the news article I recognized was Ravishing Rick Rude.

Sherry went to high school with Brian Pillman. She said he was really small and skinny in high school and was made fun of a lot. After high school she didn't see him again until he was already in the business and she didn't even recognize him because he was so buffed out.

That last story about the family was messed up bad.


Peace~
Rima
 
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