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Another premature pro wrestling death

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Andrew "Test" Martin, 34, according to the Wrestling Observer:

  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    That's sad to read. Looks like WWE will once again become a little more persistent about their testing and policies.

    When Test did return to WWE, he did seem to have "bulked" up a lot. I wonder when these guys are going to learn.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Confirmed by AP (which says he is 33, by the way):

  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    He was four days away from 34.

  5. healingman

    healingman Guest

    WWE.com's statement:

  6. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    I often wonder when individuals such as John Cena will pass. Sad, but true, since so many long-term, frequent wrestlers pass decades before their time.

    By the way, that WWE statement was the shortest, most protective, least considerate piece of self-protecting crap I've read in some time. Show some GD respect for the dead.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    They think the gov't is gonna be all over their asses sooner than later.
  8. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I wonder how Cena hasn't been suspended yet. When he had that serious neck injury, he returned MONTHS before his scheduled return to the ring and everyone saw it as a miracle and a test to his toughness. Sure, the guy is tough as nails, but with an injury of that extent, I wouldn't doubt the guy is roiding.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    And that differs from other companies in similar situations how, exactly?
    What are they supposed to say? The guy hadn't worked for them in two years.
  10. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Haven't they been already? I mean there is a pretty lengthy scribe of Stephanie's conversation with Congress in one of the pro wrestling threads after Benoit passed.
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest


    John Cena sells tickets and merchandise. WWE is not going to fine or suspend its meal ticket.

    If the government was serious about investigating Vince McMahon's 'Roiding Roadtrippers, they would. The government has a mountain of evidence following the Chris Benoit double murder and suicide, along with Dr. Phil Astin recently pleading guilty to 175 federal counts of conspiracy and distributing drugs. Think, maybe, he might not feel like talking the fall for Vince McMahon and his "independent contractors?" Think that the good doctor might feel a need to chat about which wrestlers are breaking the law?
  12. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    That sure as hell didn't stop WWE from suspending Randy Orton for sixty days after he was caught smoking marijuanain 2006. While there's a huge difference between marijuana and 'roids, it's all the same under WWE's wellness policy.
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