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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Eddie Guerrero joins list of tragic wrestling deaths

UB was saddened to hear of the death of former WWE Heavyweight Champion Eddie Guerrero over the weekend. Guerrero was one of the best technical wrestlers in the world and was an impact wrestler in ECW and WCW before being involved in the "Radicalz" invasion angle during the tail end of the Monday Night Wars...Guerrero joins the growing list of pro wrestlers who died too young...Here were some of UB's favorites who met the same fate: (info help from Deansplanet.com)

Big Boss Man

Ray Trayler was known as the Big Boss Man in the WWF in the 1980. He died of a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 42.

Hercules Hernandez

The Mighty Hercules, aka Raymond Fernandez, was best known for his battles with the Ultimate Warrior and Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase in the 1980s in the WWF. He also died of a heart attack.

Crash Holly

Michael Lockwood was found dead at the home of fellow wrestler Stevie Richards in 2004. Cause of death was listed as choking. Lockwood was an entertaining part of the WWF's attitude era in the late 90s.

Road Warrior Hawk

One half of wrestling's greatest tag team the Road Warriors, Michael Hegstrand died in his sleep in 2003. The Road Warriors aka The Legion of Doom, was the only team in history to have held the NWA, AWA, & WWF Tag titles.

Miss Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hewlet, the former manager and wife of Macho Man Randy Savage, died from a lethal combination of alcohol & drugs at the home of then boyfriend Lex Luger in 2003.

Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect Curt Henning died in 2003 from acute cocaine intoxication. Henning had classic runs with Bret Hart and Ric Flair in the 90s.

The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith

Davey Boy Smith died of a heart attack in 2002. He was a former tag champion as part of the British Bulldogs, before winning the IC title at a mega show at England's Wembley Stadium.

Yokozuna

Yokozuna was a two time heavyweight champion before dying of a heart attack in 2000. His amazing weight played a large part in his death.

Owen Hart

Owen, known as the Blue Blazer in the 80s and the King of Harts in the 90s, was a member of Canada's Hart wrestling family. His tragic death from a fall from the rafters while performing a stunt during a Pay-Per-View made national news.

Ravishing Rick Rude

Rick Rude died of a heart attack in 1999. He had successful runs against Jake the Snake Roberts and the Ultimate Warrior during the late 80s and early 90s. He once appeared on the WWF's Monday Night Raw and WCW's Monday Nitro on the same night, after taping the WWF show and showing up on the live WCW broadcast.

The Renegade

Rick Wilson was brought in to WCW by Hulk Hogan as his "Ultimate" surprise in 1995. Fans expected the Ultimate Warrior were left with this cheap knockoff known as The Renegade. UB was never a fan of The Renegade, but was shocked to learn he committed suicide in 1999.

WCW tried to sell The Renegade as The Ultimate Warrior.

The Warrior looks like he could be the next one on the list after looking at the recent photo below:

Junkyard Dog

JYD, aka Sylvester Ritter, died in 1998 in a car accident. He was a star in the WWF in the 80s, after his death there were several jokes about how Junk Yard Dog was hit by a car.

Brian Pillman

Flyin' Brian Pillman was found dead in his hotel room in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1997. Officials say it was from a heart attack. Pillman became a star in WCW while tagging with "Stunning" Steve Austin before moving on to the WWF in the late 90s.

Big John Studd

UB met Big John Studd while attending Kevin McHale basketball camp in the 1980s. UB couldn't find anything for BJS to sign so had him autograph his new Kevin McHale shirt. Studd was best known for his battles with Andre the Giant. He died of liver cancer in 1995.

Andre The Giant

The 8th Wonder of the World Andre the Giant was the greatest attraction in wrestling history. Andre, who suffered from gigantism, died in 1993 from a heart attack.

Kerry Von Erich

The Texas Tornado was the pride of the Von Eric wrestling family. He had a short run in the WWF, winning the IC title in the early 90s. He committed suicide in 1993.

Dino Bravo

The Canadian strong man was murdered in 1993, when he was killed in his Montreal apartment by a hail of gunfire

The bell tolls 10 times for Eddie and these other wrestling greats...

3 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, Blogger BP said...

Interesting blog. I recently wrote a similar blog (no pictures though) documenting the string of deaths in the WWE. I think the line spoken to Roddy Piper was telling: "If you're going to die kid, die in the ring. It's good for business."

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Uncle Buck said...

nice link on your site, UB wishs he had it when did the post for extra info...

 
At 2:22 PM, Anonymous blindpsycho69 said...

i have been doing reserch on the death of prowerestlers what i have found is trully sad. The sadist is the Von Erich soga.

 

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