Wrestling safety

March 5th, 2009

After watching “The Wrestler” (a totally awesome movie by the way) the other day I went online to research, whether the story was biographically or not. After some time I came across “Wrestling Obituaries” and was shocked to learn that most of the (former WWF) guys I watched doing their showy thingy on TV more than 20 years ago have already passed away, most of them due to heart attacks….in their mid-40s!!!. The following names rang some bells and brought back some childhood memories for me:

RIP. I guess, “The Wrestler” portrays the reality of wrestlers better than you’d expect.

2 Responses to “Wrestling safety”


that is really shocking news. I was a huge wrestling fan when I was a kid (back in the days), and I know all the ones you listed.

The only death I heard of was Owen Hart’s one (brother of my favourite wrestler, Bret “The Hitman” Hart… man, he got skills – oh, wait, I remember “Sting”… I think HE was my favourite one!). Owen Hart’s fall was a rather unnatural death and was big in the media. BTW: “Hart fell 78 feet (24 m) into the ring, …” (a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Hart#Death”>Wikipedia)

But the others? The British Bulldog (who is in your listing twice)? Yokozuna? Big Bossman? Earthquake? Bam Bam Bigelow?

Man, that’s tough.

Well, since you say it’s an awesome movie, I might try “The Wrestler” myself – but the next big upcoming event will be “Watchmen”. :-)

Altaaaa… das wusste ich allerdings auch nicht, dass die Jungs schon über’n Deich sind. Krasse news. Und das Video ist echt mal krass, finde ich… :( So viele Erinnerungen…

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