Over 25% of the performers at Wrestlemania VII have died

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 7 years ago '04        #1
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Over 25% of the performers at Wrestlemania VII have died
 

 
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.



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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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 Over 25 percent of the performers from Wrestlemania VII have died - Y! Sports Blogs - Yahoo! Sports

111 comments for "Over 25% of the performers at Wrestlemania VII have died"

 7 years ago '08        #2
primetime 60 heat pts60
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damn thats crazy
 05-24-2011, 04:27 PM         #3
DrX 
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alotta wrestlers died over the years
 7 years ago '07        #4
theFREAK 3680 heat pts3680
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 7 years ago '06        #5
RayG210 43 heat pts43
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Damn, I don't even think I heard about Mr. Perfect's death.. I still to this day spit out my gum and hit that sh*t outta the way.
 7 years ago '10        #6
#JewLife 111 heat pts111
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andre the giant was gonna die soon regardless....

but yeah, this is nothing new. I bet 10% of the Wrestlemania in 2000 performer's are dead.


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 7 years ago '09        #7
5_star_smitty|m 208 heat pts208
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wait...
mr perfect is dead????



that was my dude.

joey marello is the only person on that list i don't remember
 05-24-2011, 06:34 PM         #8
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Marello was the ref I think I read elsewhere. He died in a car accident anyway though.
 7 years ago '06        #9
Blah 17 heat pts17
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wrestlers in general stay dying
them roids did a number on them
 7 years ago '08        #10
arthurmack27 8 heat pts
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those are idols from wrestlings golden era. sucks.
 7 years ago '04        #11
illmatic45ACP 9 heat pts
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 Jay Aye Three said:
Damn, I don't even think I heard about Mr. Perfect's death.. I still to this day spit out my gum and hit that sh*t outta the way.
^Me too..

Damn tho, didnt know he died from drug overdose. Didnt know thats how Ms. Elizabeth died either.
 05-24-2011, 07:25 PM         #12
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 illmatic45ACP said:
^Me too..

Damn tho, didnt know he died from drug overdose. Didnt know thats how Ms. Elizabeth died either.
She died taking Lex Luger's drugs too. Now he's head of a Wellness program for the WWE. How ironic is that?
 7 years ago '07        #13
Pistol Peter 33 heat pts33
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wrestlers are always dying...every time i mention a wrestler somebody says you know they died right


wtf crush too?....god
 7 years ago '04        #14
BrBHZ 8 heat pts
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 Jay Aye Three said:
Damn, I don't even think I heard about Mr. Perfect's death.. I still to this day spit out my gum and hit that sh*t outta the way.
for the longest I would do all kinds of sh*t and finish it with "now thats perfect"
 05-24-2011, 07:34 PM         #15
P Griff 
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my n*gga
 7 years ago '07        #16
keithbm1111 97 heat pts97
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Sad..Scott Hall might be the next wrestler to go crazy seeing him now after watching him as Razor all those years
 7 years ago '05        #17
white-chocolate 124 heat pts124
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didn't know about texas tornado or earthquake.. damn
 7 years ago '05        #18
kriskross00 103 heat pts103
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 Dangerously said:
She died taking Lex Luger's drugs too. Now he's head of a Wellness program for the WWE. How ironic is that?
not very ironic...im sure he did it for that reason..
 05-24-2011, 08:45 PM         #19
big blak afrika 
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Only Macho man made it past 50. Damn
 7 years ago '09        #20
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 keithbm1111 said:
Sad..Scott Hall might be the next wrestler to go crazy seeing him now after watching him as Razor all those years
what u on about???
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