Saturday, March 14, 2009

Andrew "Test" Martin Dead At 33

I am sure most wrestling fans and people browsing news in general have heard that former WWF/WWE and TNA star Andrew "Test" Martin has died. According to reports, Test died in his Tampa, Florida condo. The reports didn't say how he died when the story first broke and the death has yet to be confirmed at this time.

I am going to say that I was never a Test fan, but to say this isn't fucked up is a mistake. But people are blaming Vince McMahon already based on the fact that McMahon has been associated with steroids in the past. That is bullshit because we don't even know if steroids were even the cause Test's death. Sure steroids were the cause of many wrestlers deaths, but that doesn't mean that is the case with Test. But people are going to assume that based on his size. That is bullshit and like someone in a chatroom named Scott said that maybe Test actually worked out.

That is sad the mentality of a lot of pro wrestling fans, especially the hardcore, unknowledgable, WWE marks or fans if you will. I am a WWE fan, but I not a dumb WWE fan. I don't play into the bullshit that Vince McMahon throws at you. I don't automatically assume that Vince McMahon is behind all deaths associated with former WWWF/WWF/WWE talent. Some die from heart attacks with being too obsese such as Rodney "Yokozuna" Anoa'i. Some have died from dieases like cancer such as John "Earthquake" Tenta. But again people automatically assume a drug, alcohol, or steroid related death.

If this does turn out to be a steroid related death, this will give more fuel to Colin Cowherds' fire. If you remember, he ripped on Eddie Guerrero on his radio show "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on ESPN Radio because steroids played a part in his death.

A fews final thoughts about this. Here is a sobering thought, over 60, give or take, wrestlers in the last ten years have died before they reach the age of 50. Test just adds to the growing number. Finally Test was only 33. Sure a lot of people at that age did, but Test had a lot of life left to live.

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