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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.

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    Wrestlers Who Suffered The Most Tragic Deaths

    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.

    Wrestlers Who Died In The Ring

    Wrestlers Who Died In The Ring

    Professional wrestling is a dangerous job, and it's not uncommon for wrestlers to pass away before their time. For some of them, the end comes before they even leave the ring — sometimes literally. Wrestlers tend to accumulate injuries, and some moves require them to trust their lives in their opponent's hands. All this means a great many things can go wrong during a match. A botched move, a previously undiscovered medical condition, or even a piece of faulty equipment can all turn a cool, scripted performance into a deadly serious situation. For instance, Cage Side Seats describes an incident from 2014 in which WWE wrestler Seth Rollins almost impaled himself on a nasty metal spike during a match.

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