Another WWE Wrestler Dies
Old 03-14-2009, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any of you guys remember "Test"? Found dead in his condo yesterday.



Source - CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Andrew "Test" Martin found dead

EDIT: Also forgot he was Canadian too. A Whitby boy.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sad news indeed, I accuallly knew Andrew through some friends, and when I was working at the ACC he took me down and through the locker rooms, and I met some wrestlers, watched them rehearse, it was neat. When he was a bouncer he threw me out of a bar in Oshawa many moons ago. Nice enough guy, never like to see people fall so hard.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RIP.

To be cynical I'm sure Test had Popped one too many pills to gain the form he had for his wrestling career.

This happens one too many times and wrestling yet nothing is really done about it
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There isn't a lot of happy endings in the lives of pro wrestlers... if they live to be 50 their health is very bad and they have no money.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's a rough life. They only take time off for surgeries (rarely for injuries) and come back too soon. There aren't many guaranteed contracts so if you don't work through the pain, you lose your spot.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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this is getting crazy man like every other 2 months a wrestler ends up dead either from heart faller i.e steroids and drugs or suicide..anyone want to play the DEATH POOL GAME who is gonna be NEXT?
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thats why THE ROCK got out when he could and even funnier Lesnar has said he feels he has more career and life expectency doing MMA compared to WWE, and every talks about how "fake" it is, you cant fake the falls, the accidents, the daily grind of bumps and bruises on top of working out (yes i know they take roids, but that doesnt make you big suddenly, you still need to put in work to look like that).

Sad story, RIP
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thats why THE ROCK got out when he could and even funnier Lesnar has said he feels he has more career and life expectency doing MMA compared to WWE, and every talks about how "fake" it is, you cant fake the falls, the accidents, the daily grind of bumps and bruises on top of working out (yes i know they take roids, but that doesnt make you big suddenly, you still need to put in work to look like that).

Sad story, RIP
So true .... my old roomate out west just outside of Calgary was involved with the Hart family & "Stampede Wrestling" a couple years ago and seeing/hearing the stuff they go through amazes me. Sure its fake, but anyone who say these guys aren't athletes are kidding themselves. Some of the toughest guys you'll ever see. Not to mention some of the nicest guys too depending who you talk too.
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...read the article about him and it said he was 4 days away from his 34th birthday...fck wrestling
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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...read the article about him and it said he was 4 days away from his 34th birthday...fck wrestling
Don't blame wrestling. Blame the person who is actually responsible mentality of our society these days. For the millionth time, he was an adult, he made his choices, there are consequences from those choices. Blaming McMahon and the WWE for this is like blaming McDonalds for someone being fat.
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Some interesting tidbits in a recent interview with Bret Hart...

ESPN: When you look at some of the problems with the sport today, do you think more needs to be done to put a stop to pain killers and concussions, or is steroids still the main issue?

Bret Hart: The real problem is pain killers and prescription pills. I think they're actually testing for steroids properly, but I can think of about ten wrestlers who died specifically from taking Somas. Davey Boy, Curt Hennig, Crush. These were all people who underestimated the amount of pills they were taking. I never took Somas, but it's a muscle relaxer, and these guys are in so much pain, real pain, with their necks and backs and serious injuries. But when they took Somas after they worked that night, it was like heaven. Everything goes away, everything is relaxed. So instead of taking one Soma, they take about five, flush it down with some beer and they feel like a million bucks the next morning. People wonder why these guys get hooked on these things, but it's such a heavenly, blissful remedy for them. I'm so lucky I never got pulled into that. I never did take Somas or pain pills. I always shied away from that, but these other guys, you never thought they were going to die tomorrow. They were guys you'd see at night and you thought you'd see them in the morning. They overdosed and they're dead, and it's such a tragedy. These guys seemed to be in so much control of everything, but they underestimated their levels.

ESPN: How do you fix these problems? Should wrestling have a season, giving the guys an offseason to heal?

Bret Hart: I think the first thing wrestling needs is a union. They need a union to make sure, like airline pilots, that they get enough time down to rest and recover. They need to recover from the physical toll that it takes to be a professional wrestler. But the truth is, I don't know. It's hard to test anyone for these pills like Soma. They get out of your bloodstream so fast, by the time you test, they're already out of your system. That's the problem. If they are legal prescriptions from real doctors, how do you stop it? That's where Vince's hands were tied, and I think it's unfair to pin it on him.

And it's actually ridiculous to me why anyone would even take steroids in wrestling. It's not even a real sport. It's not necessary, it's strictly for the look. But when they started the drug testing in the early 90's, I wasn't on steroids and I didn't know anyone who was on steroids. I even remember Lex Luger looking pretty skinny after coming in from the bodybuilding league. He didn't have that puffy, bloated look that you get from steroids. And I remember a lot of people didn't even believe that he was off of steroids, and I always felt bad for him because he worked so hard to have this really great physique, but he was a little skinny because he wasn't all puffed up on the steroids. He never got any credit for it. But during that whole period, they completely wiped out steroids in WWE. It wasn't until after I knocked Vince out, it was 1997 and Vince said he was throwing the drug policy out the window. That opened the door for steroids, and that came from the fact that WCW had a joke for drug testing. I don't know who they even drug tested. They seemed to test all of the Mexican guys and all of the smallest guys on the roster and let Hulk Hogan do whatever he wanted. I think Vince found it really hard to compete against that at the time.

But for wrestlers, I don't think steroids made much of a difference at all. I wouldn't have paid to see Warrior or Hogan anyway, but I was always more about the wrestling. Once they introduced the serious drug testing, I was all for it. I was only worried about my body falling apart. It took me about two or three years, and I remember talking to Vince about three years into the drug testing on how we didn't even need steroids and that the whole thing was a myth. A lot of us actually believed that we'd fall apart without it, that we'd have more injuries, but over a period of time I realized that I didn't need them. I only lost about five pounds off steroids. It didn't make much difference to me. In fact, if you look at me after I stopped taking steroids, I looked better. I didn't look as puffy and bloated. Steroids are not a necessary requirement to be a professional wrestler.

ESPN: Your book did an amazing job of filling in the gaps of what happened to certain wrestlers and why they were suddenly fired for steroids or whatever.

Bret Hart: I remember Boris Zhukov comes up to me one time. He wasn't on any of the booking sheets, so he asked me what I thought he should do. So I told him he should go up to Vince and ask him point blank. I figured at least that way, you'd end up finding out the answer. So he goes into his meeting with Vince, then he walks out and comes over to me. He said Vince started laughing at him and said: "We forgot to tell you, you're fired." I remember Boris Zhukov had big tears in his eyes. He was crushed that nobody cared how hard he worked or his family or his situation. And that was one of the last times I ever saw him. That was the end of the road. Luckily, I did see him a few years after that and he became a trucker. But that's how it is. There's no where to go. There's no soft landing there. You're done. Good luck.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Bret Hart: I remember Boris Zhukov comes up to me one time. He wasn't on any of the booking sheets, so he asked me what I thought he should do. So I told him he should go up to Vince and ask him point blank. I figured at least that way, you'd end up finding out the answer. So he goes into his meeting with Vince, then he walks out and comes over to me. He said Vince started laughing at him and said: "We forgot to tell you, you're fired." I remember Boris Zhukov had big tears in his eyes. He was crushed that nobody cared how hard he worked or his family or his situation. And that was one of the last times I ever saw him. That was the end of the road. Luckily, I did see him a few years after that and he became a trucker. But that's how it is. There's no where to go. There's no soft landing there. You're done. Good luck.
Vince strikes me as one of the biggest assholes out there. That's just despicable.

Didn't know that "Mr. Perfect" and "Crush" were dead too... that's really sad. "Demolition" was probably my favourite tag team ever along with the "Road Warriors/Legion of Doom".

One thing's for certain though... this is why it's REALLY important for wrestlers to have a good character and not rely on crashing through chairs and tables. Guys like Hogan, Flair & Undertaker managed to last years upon years because their draw was always more about the interview and the persona than the in-ring stuff (although they had some great matches).

What ever happened to "Stone Cold" anyway? Where did he end up going to?
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So true .... my old roomate out west just outside of Calgary was involved with the Hart family & "Stampede Wrestling" a couple years ago and seeing/hearing the stuff they go through amazes me. Sure its fake, but anyone who say these guys aren't athletes are kidding themselves. Some of the toughest guys you'll ever see. Not to mention some of the nicest guys too depending who you talk too.
I agree 100% Doc.

Years ago when I was working at Pearson I remember seeing a group of wrestlers (I think it was right after a Wrestlemania) who were headed to Montreal for RAW.

There were a bunch of guys there... Big Show.. Angle.. Lesnar (right before he blew up)... Flair... Tori (holy crap she was SMOKIN').... Kain...

Those guys were incredible with their fans. They stayed around and talked and took pictures with any and everyone. Real class acts.
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Vince strikes me as one of the biggest assholes out there. That's just despicable.

Didn't know that "Mr. Perfect" and "Crush" were dead too... that's really sad. "Demolition" was probably my favourite tag team ever along with the "Road Warriors/Legion of Doom".

One thing's for certain though... this is why it's REALLY important for wrestlers to have a good character and not rely on crashing through chairs and tables. Guys like Hogan, Flair & Undertaker managed to last years upon years because their draw was always more about the interview and the persona than the in-ring stuff (although they had some great matches).

What ever happened to "Stone Cold" anyway? Where did he end up going to?
Working on another movie. I think he's slated to be at Wrestlemania as well.
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Vince strikes me as one of the biggest assholes out there. That's just despicable.
Didn't know that "Mr. Perfect" and "Crush" were dead too... that's really sad. "Demolition" was probably my favourite tag team ever along with the "Road Warriors/Legion of Doom".

One thing's for certain though... this is why it's REALLY important for wrestlers to have a good character and not rely on crashing through chairs and tables. Guys like Hogan, Flair & Undertaker managed to last years upon years because their draw was always more about the interview and the persona than the in-ring stuff (although they had some great matches).

What ever happened to "Stone Cold" anyway? Where did he end up going to?
If you opened up Vince's chest, you'd find an empty space where a heart should be.
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for anyone who cares, heres a list of the wrestlers that have died in recent years.
i bolded the more popular names.


A

Bryan "Crush" Adams : Obit (Died August 13, 2007)
Chris Adams : Obit (Died October 7, 2001)
Adrian Adonis : Sun Obit (Died July 4, 1988)
Gary Albright : Obit (Died January 7, 2000)
Bad News Allen : Obit (Died March 6, 2007)
Andre the Giant : Special section (Died January 27, 1993)
Mike Awesome : Obit (Died February 17, 2007)

B

Giant Baba : Obit (Died January 31, 1999)
Penny Banner : Obit (Died May 12, 2008)
Jim Barnett : Obit (Died September 18, 2004)
'Love Machine' Art Barr : Feature (Died November 23, 1994)
Sandy Barr : Obit (Died June 2, 2007)
The Beast (Yvon Cormier) : Obit (Died March 4, 2009)
Chris Benoit : Obit (Died June 24, 2007)
Maria Bernardi : Obit (Died March 20, 2006)
Bam Bam Bigelow : Obit (Died January 19, 2007)
Monty Black : Obit (Died September 9, 2007)
Freddie Blassie : Obit | Video review (Died June 2, 2003)
Paul Boesch : Feature (Died March 7, 1989)
Rick Bolton : Obit (Died December 5, 2000)
Big Bossman : Obit (Died September 22, 2004)
Bobo Brazil : Obit (Died January 20, 1998)
Robert Bruce : Obit (Died March 2, 2009)
Charles Buffong : Obit (Died November 27, 2008)
British Bulldog : Special Section (Died May 18, 2002)
Bruiser Brody : Editorial (Died July 17, 1988)
Dick The Bruiser : Guest column (Died November 10, 1991)
Guy Brunetti : Obit (Died May 8, 2005)

C

Chris Candido : Obit (Died April 28, 2005)
Ric Carter : Obit (Died 2006)
Primo Carnera : Feature (Died June 29, 1967)
Chri$ Ca&h : Obit (Died August 18, 2005)
Killer Joe Christie : Obit (Died January 6, 1999)
Abe Coleman : Obit (Died March 28, 2007)
Jumpin’ Rocco Colombo : Feature (Died March 6, 1964)
Tiger Conway Sr. : Obit (Died November 13, 2006
Ricky Cortez : Obit (Died May 16, 2008)
Al Costello : Obit (Died January 22, 2000)
Cousin Junior : Obit (Died January 13, 2009)
Floyd Creatchman : Obit (Died October 25, 2003)
The Crusher : Obit (Died October 22, 2005)
Jack Curran : Obit (Died July 9, 2003)
Don Curtis : Obit (Died March 6, 2008)

D

Alfonso Dantés : Obit (Died July 30, 2008)
Billy Darnell : Obit (Died September 7, 2007)
Ron Dobratz : Obit (Died February 11, 2006)
Jack Dempsey (Thomas Moore) : Obit (Died November 1, 2007)
Dr. Wagner : Obit (Died September 12, 2004)
"Dandy" Jack Donovan : Obit (Died November 27, 2004)
Bobby Duncum Jr. : Obit (Died January 24, 2000)
Yvon Durelle : Obit (Died January 6, 2007)

E

Earthquake : Obit (Died June 7, 2006)
Elephant Boy (Bill Olivas) : Obit (Died February 6, 2008)
Miss Elizabeth : Obit (Died May 1, 2003)
Harry Elliott : Obit (Died June 25, 2006)
Lillian Ellison / Fabulous Moolah : Obit (Died November 2, 2007)
Carl Engstrom : Obit (Died March 29, 2008)
Don "One Man Gang" Evans : Obit (Died November 28, 2005)
Sean "Shocker" Evans : Obit (Died October 2, 2007)

F

Sonny "Roughhouse" Fargo : Obit (Died August 20, 2008)

G

Margaret Garcia : Obit (Died October 29, 2008)
Leo Garibaldi : Obit (Died May 12, 2008)
Terry Garvin : Feature (Died August 17, 1998)
Doug Gentry : Obit (Died January 26, 2007)
Rick Gibson : Obit (Died September 15, 2006)
Mr. Doby Gillis : Obit (Died December 23, 2007)
Terry Gordy : Obit (Died July 16, 2001)
The Great Goliath : Obit/Appreciation (Died April 12, 2004)
Pepper Gomez : Obit (Died May 5, 2004)
Ronnie P. Gossett : Obit (Died July 23, 2007)
Karl Gotch : Obit (Died July 28, 2007)
"Crazy" Luke Graham : Obit (Died June 23, 2006)
The Great Antonio : Obit (Died September 7, 2003)
Johnny Grunge : Obit (Died February 16, 2006)
Eddie Guerrero : Obit (Died November 13, 2005)
Ray Gunkel : Feature (Died August 2, 1972)

H

Hard Boiled Haggerty : Obit (Died January 27, 2004)
Gary Hart : Obit (Died March 16, 2008)
Owen Hart : Special section (Died May 23, 1999)
Stu Hart : Special section (Died October 16, 2003)
Shinya Hashimoto : Obit (Died July 11, 2005)
Hawk : Obit (Died October 19, 2003)
Lord Alfred Hayes : Obit (Died July 21, 2005)
Chief Golden Hawke : Obit (Died January 20, 2009)
Curt Hennig "Mr. Perfect": Obit (Died February 10, 2003)
Doug Hepburn : Feature (Died November 22, 2000)
Ray 'Hercules' Hernandez : Obit (Died March 6, 2004)
Brian Hildebrand : Obit (Died September 8, 1999)
Crash Holly : Obit (Died November 6, 2003)
Cowboy Len Hughes : Feature (Died December 24, 1984)
Happy Humphrey : Guest Column (Died March 14, 1989)
Arman Hussian : Obit (Died December 31, 2007)
Dick Hutton : Obit (Died November 24, 2003)

I


J

Pee Wee James : Obit (Died September 16, 2008)
Don Jardine : Obit (Died December 16, 2006)
Christine Jarrett : Feature (Died November 1998)
Bullwhip Danny Johnson : Obit (Died July 20, 2003)
Walter Johnson : Feature (Died June 29, 1999)
S.D. Jones : Obit (Died October 26, 2008)
Junkyard Dog : Obit | Editorial (Died June 2, 1998)

K

Tor Kamata : Obit (Died July 23, 2007)
Kasavubu : Column (Died July 27, 1982)
Great Kusatsu : Obit (Died June 21, 2008)
Rudy Kay (Jean-Louis Cormier) : Obit (Died May 25, 2008)
Pat Kelly : Sun Obit (Died July 4, 1988)
Tiger Khan : Obit (Died June 26, 2006)
Klondike Bill : Obit (Died October 3, 2000)
"Iron" Mike Koncur : Obit (Died March 20, 2006)
Sandor Kovacs : Obit (Died June 30, 2004)
Killer Kowalski : Obit (Died August 30, 2008)
John Kronus : Obit (Died July 18, 2007)
Bomber Kulkavich / Henry Kulky : Feature (Died February 12, 1965)

L

Ernie Ladd : Obit (Died March 11, 2007)
Karloff Lagarde : Obit (Died August 31, 2007)
Cowboy Lang : Obit (Died January 4, 2007)
Tony Lanza : Obit (Died January 20, 2005)
Jim LaRock : Obit (Died August 3, 2006)
Larry Latham : Obit (Died November 29, 2003)
Jos Leduc : Obit (Died May 2, 1999)
Sara Lee : Obit (Died April 5, 2008)
Dale Lewis : Feature (Died August 31, 1997)
"Big Daddy" Gene Lipscomb : Story (Died May 10, 1963)
Little Bruiser (Murray Downs) : Feature (Died April 29, 1995)
Don "Masked Medic" Lortie : Obit (Died August 5, 2006)
Sky Low Low : Obit (Died November 6, 1998)
Mike Lozanski : Obit| Tribute (Died December 18, 2003)
Bronko Lubich : Obit (Died August 12, 2007)

M

Luis Magana : Obit (Died March 23, 2008)
"Jumping" Joey Maggs : Obit (Died October 15, 2006)
Michel "Mad Dog" Martel : Feature (Died June 30, 1978)
Sherri Martel : Obit (Died June 15, 2007)
Hiro Matsuda : Obit (Died November 27, 1999)
Mike Mazurki : Feature (Died December 9, 1990)
Earl McCready : Feature (Died December 9, 1983)
Wahoo McDaniel : Story (Died April 18, 2002)
Dano McDonald : Obit (Died March 4, 2004)
Benny McGuire : Obit (Died March 26, 2001)
Tex McKenzie : Obit (Died May 31, 2001)
Dave "Bearman" McKigney : Sun Obit (Died July 4, 1988)
Pat Meehan : Feature (Died January 10, 1974)
Pete Mehringer : Feature (Died August 27, 1987)
James C. Melby : Obit (Died February 11, 2007)
Lia Maivia : Obit (Died October 19, 2008)
The Missing Link : Obit (Died August 16, 2007)
Chuck Molnar : Obit (Died November 6, 2004)
Sputnik Monroe : Obit (Died November 3, 2006)
Gorilla Monsoon : Obit (Died October 6, 1999)
Fabulous Moolah : Obit (Died November 2, 2007)

Moondog Cujo : Obit (Died January 13, 2009)
Moondog Spot : Obit (Died November 29, 2003)
Sam Muchnick : Obit (Died December 31, 1999)
Sonny Myers : Obit (Died May 7, 2007)

N

John Nguyen : Obit (Died December 15, 2003)
Kay Noble : Obit (Died April 27, 2006)

O

Pat O'Connor : Feature vs. Buddy Rogers (Died August 16, 1990)
Bill Olivas / Elephant Boy : Obit (Died February 6, 2008)
Albert "Ole" Olsen : Obit (Died August 21, 2008)
Bob Orton Sr. : Obit (Died July 16, 2006)
Don Owen : Feature (Died August 1, 2002)

P

Jackie 'Mr. TV' Pallo : Obit (Died February 11, 2006)
Louis Papineau : Feature (Died March 7, 1964)
Tony 'Cannonball' Parisi : Obit (Died August 18, 2000)
Bill 'Dinty' Parks : Obit (Died February 11, 2004)
Nat Pendleton : Feature (Died October 12, 1967)
Miguel Perez Sr. : Obit (Died July 16, 2005)
Brian Pillman : Special section (Died October 5, 1997)
Lou Pitoscia : Feature (Died July 28, 2005)

R

Big John Radocaj : Obit (Died September 2007)
"Apache" Bull Ramos : Obit (Died May 28, 2006)
Jack Reynolds : Obit (Died October 16, 2008)
Tracey Richards : Obit (Died February 25, 2007)
Pat "Bomber" Roach : Obit (Died July 17, 2004)
Road Warrior Hawk : Obit (Died October 19, 2003)
Yvon "Frenchy" Roberre : Obit (Died July 13, 2008)
Yvon Robert Jr. : Obit (Died April 30, 2008)
Dewey Robertson : Obit (Died August 16, 2007)
Buddy Rogers : Feature vs. Pat O'Connor (Died June 26, 1992)
Ricky Romero : Obit (Died January 15, 2006)
Joey Rossi : Obit (Died November 29, 2003)
Rick Rude : Bio | Obit (Died April 20, 1999)

S

El Santo : Tribute (Died February 5, 1984)
"Wild" Bill Savage : Obit (Died April 12, 2008)
The Sheik (Ed Farhat) : Special section (Died January 18, 2003)
Dave Sheldon : Obit (Died November 25, 2007)
Art "The Great" Shires : Feature (Died July 13, 1967)
Rhonda Sing : Obit (Died July 27, 2001)
Arnold Skaaland : Obit (Died March 13, 2007)
Ron Slinker : Obit (Died March 28, 2008)
Davey Boy Smith : Obit (Died May 18, 2002)
Gordon Solie : Obit (Died July 27, 2000)
The Spoiler (Don Jardine) : Obit (Died December 16, 2006)
Gene "Mr. America" Stanlee : Obit (Died September 23, 2005)
Tom Stanton : Obit (Died October 22, 2007)
Sam Steamboat : Obit (Died May 2, 2006)
Sammy Stein : Feature (Died March 30, 1966)
Hans Steinke : Feature (Died June 24, 1971)
Ray "Thunder" Stern : Obit (Died March 6, 2007)
Woody Strode : Feature (Died December 31, 1994)
Earl "Sully" Sullivan : Tribute (Died March 28, 1999)
Jeep Swenson : Obit (Died August 18, 1997)

T

Toru Tanaka : Feature (Died August 22, 2000)
Chase Tatum : Obit (Died March 2008)
Chris Taylor : Feature (Died June 30, 1979)
John Tenta : Obit (Died June 7, 2006)
Test (Andrew Martin) : Obit (Died March 13, 2009)
El Texano : Obit (Died January 15, 2006)
Lou Thesz : Special Section (Died April 28, 2002)
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Man... I didn't know that half those guys were dead.... doesn't pay to be a big guy carrying that much weight.
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i dont think the weight is really a factor TO.
its more about drugs, painkillers, alcohol, steroids - all wrapped up in one big cocktail of addiction and overdosing.
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i dont think the weight is really a factor TO.
its more about drugs, painkillers, alcohol, steroids - all wrapped up in one big cocktail of addiction and overdosing.
Also can't discount the impact of all that physical abuse.

Yeah, it's "not real".... but they put a big time beating on their bodies.
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Man... I didn't know that half those guys were dead.... doesn't pay to be a big guy carrying that much weight.
Unless your yokozuna.
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