Totally Not Shocking News

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So here something so unsurprising it shouldn’t even have been reported. According to ProWrestling.net by way of the Tampa Tribune, police found prescription drugs, painkillers and of course steroids at the home of Andrew “Test” Martin. What would have been an actual story is if they didn’t find anything at all.

Like I said when we reported on his death, we all know how this was going to play out. Yes that may have been a knee-jerk reaction but if one thing , or hell two things, go hand in hand with wrestlers dieing early it is that there are always some sort of pills or drugs involved. No one dies of natural causes at that young of an age.

Now on another note, Jason Powell and others have expressed surprise that WWE and TNA did not acknowledge his passing. I have no idea why. Yet another wrestler dies early and business dictates you no longer acknowledge anyone dieing so young. Fair or not, ethical or not those days are long gone. Chris Benoit can be thanked for this.

The last thing WWE and TNA want to do is draw attention to another wrestling death. This story has no legs right now since it didn’t involve a double murder and suicide. The mainstream media doesn’t care about a single guy dieing alone in his apartment. Unless a wrestler dies over the age of sixty or in a different tragic fashion the days of tributes and acknowledging on television are long gone. I hope that helps explain it to everyone. -Jeremy

3 Responses to “Totally Not Shocking News”

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    Kirk 2009-03-17 at 2:03 pm #

    Well said.

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    Awesome Dude 2009-03-17 at 5:01 pm #

    You need to post this in the Torch forum so Wade can read it.

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    Awesome Dude 2009-03-18 at 4:43 pm #

    The Torch is now doing their annual “Cycle of Death” reports due to the lack of mainstream attention from the media and the nonchalant attitude of WWE and TNA not recognizing Test’s death on television. It’s the same thing whenever a wrestler dies from a drug related incident. How Vince is a slavemaster and the wrestlers are all jacked and drugged out. Then Wade goes through his list of ways to clean up the industry. You might as well keep the report close by because it only going to get longer. I ‘m really tried of making martyrs out of people who choose to live on the edge and fall over it. I understand Wade’s passion on the subject but long term drug use, alcohol abuse, and etc. does so much damage to your body that even after years of being clean cannot reverse the problems down the line. Sorry to go a rant. Just that I wanted get Smackdown spoilers today, not a manifesto.

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