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Wrestlers Who Suffered The Most Tragic Deaths

Professional wrestlers, maybe more so than rock stars and rappers, live hard and die young. While some have succumbed to their hard-partying lifestyles, others have died from heart failure due to long-term damage to their bodies and their use of steroids. Other wrestlers died from stunts gone wrong, and some have taken their own lives. Underneath it all, the blurring of reality and fiction in wrestling could be to blame — the intense desire to not only wrestle well but to give the people a...

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    Wrestlers Who Suffered The Most Tragic Deaths - Grunge

    Wrestlers Who Suffered The Most Tragic Deaths - Grunge

    Professional wrestlers, maybe more so than rock stars and rappers, live hard and die young. While some have succumbed to their hard-partying lifestyles, others have died from heart failure due to long-term damage to their bodies and their use of steroids. Other wrestlers died from stunts gone wrong, and some have taken their own lives. Underneath it all, the blurring of reality and fiction in wrestling could be to blame — the intense desire to not only wrestle well but to give the people a...

    The Real Reasons These Famous Wrestlers Retired - Grunge

    The Real Reasons These Famous Wrestlers Retired - Grunge

    Too often the "retirement package" for a professional wrestler comes with spinal stenosis, a broken neck, a prescription pain pill addiction or, somehow, something worse. It's a physically brutal sport, and athletes have been hiding their real pain in favor of the spectacle since the 19th century. In more recent years, WWE has been moved to address the dangers of its sport—the concussions, the seizures, the spasms. But sooner or later, every wrestler gets hurt, and it's not part of the act. For athletes like the following, enough was enough.

    Wrestlers Who've Fought Each Other In Real Life - Grunge

    Wrestlers Who've Fought Each Other In Real Life - Grunge

    For the most part, wrestlers only fight each other as part of predetermined storylines on scripted wrestling shows. Backstage, meanwhile, everyone is pretty friendly with one another (or at least cordial), as they're all there to do a job, put on a great show, and get paid. Beating each other to actual pulps would make pulling off all three of those things way harder.

    Wrestling Gimmicks So Bad They Were Dropped Immediately - Grunge

    Wrestling Gimmicks So Bad They Were Dropped Immediately - Grunge

    In professional wrestling, almost anything can become a successful character for the ring. But just as no battle plan survives contact with the enemy, not every wrestling gimmick gets out of the starter gate, whether it's due to awfulness, bad timing, or just strange and uncontrollable circumstances. Here's a few of the most strange and odious pro grappling concepts that didn't survive very long.

    Wrestlers Arrested For Disturbing Crimes - Grunge

    Wrestlers Arrested For Disturbing Crimes - Grunge

    The on-the-go lifestyle of a pro wrestler is a lot like that of most other professional athletes. During the '80s and '90s, wrestlers used to party like most veteran rock stars. It wasn't until some serious tragedies came around in the 2000s that Vince McMahon and the WWE started cracking down on the substance abuse going on in the locker room. Along the way, some of your favorite wrestlers of all time have been arrested for some extreme charges that you'd never believe based on their characters. It's time we look past the curtain to see how some wrestlers were suplexed into squad cars.

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