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Over 25% Wrestlemania VII performers R dead

daisycutter

Turbo Monkey
Apr 8, 2006
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Over 25 percent of the performers from Wrestlemania VII have died
By Chris Chase


Over one-quarter of the performers who took part in 1991's Wrestlemania VII have died, a wrestling website noted in the wake of the death of "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
The Wrestling Observer newsletter discovered that 14 of the 51 performers at the event have died in the past 20 years, with many of the deaths attributed to drug use (link is subscription only).
The list of wrestlers who have died since 1991 include some of the biggest stars in the sport like Savage, Andre the Giant, Miss Elizabeth and The British Bulldog. Causes of death include suicides, murder and heart attacks, some the result of years of anabolic steroid use. Savage died last week after suffering an apparent heart attack behind the wheel of his truck. His ex-wife, Miss Elizabeth, passed away after overdosing on a variety of drugs in 2003.
Looking at the list is a sobering reminder of the realities of a make-believe sport like professional wrestling. Not all of the men and women listed played a part in their own demise; referee Joey Marella was the victim of a car crash that occurred when he was driving home from a match.

As wrestlinginc.com points out, none of the 44 starters from the Super Bowl played in 1991 have passed away and only two of 44 boxers who held a championship belt that year are gone.
At 58, Savage made it nearly a decade longer than some of his deceased colleagues

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stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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Shame from participating in professional wrestling. They were all cleverly disguised suicides.
they should have played with swords instead......they were already dressing up in tights.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Portland, OR
LARP is just about the only thing gayer than rasslin.
LIGHTING BOLT to you, sir!

I remember years ago when they couldn't put on shows in Oregon because it was classified as a "sport" and "athletes" in Oregon are subject to drug screens. They eventually got it classified as "sport entertainment" so they didn't have to pee test. :rofl:
 

Mr Jones

Turbo Monkey
Nov 12, 2007
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miss the ole farts.....

hacksaw jim duggan
jimmy the superfly snuka
the junk yard dog
king kong bundy
the million dollar man ted dibiase
sgt slaughter
the undertaker

even mr T took on hulk hogan


the scary part is I wrote all that from memory, lmao
rowdy roddy piper

isn't the undertaker still wrestling?
 

offsprung

Monkey
Aug 5, 2007
909
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Rochester
miss the ole farts.....

hacksaw jim duggan
jimmy the superfly snuka
the junk yard dog
king kong bundy
the million dollar man ted dibiase
sgt slaughter
the undertaker

even mr T took on hulk hogan


the scary part is I wrote all that from memory, lmao
rowdy roddy piper
Speaking of ole farts, dont forget Ole Anderson!