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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Earthquake dead at 42

John "Earthquake" Tenta (left) has joined the ever growing list of professional wrestlers to die young. From WWE.com:

John "Earthquake" Tenta passed away this morning at the age of 42 after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer. Tenta is survived by his wife and three kids.

While your Uncle Buck will remember Earthquake for his entrance into the World Wrestling Federation during a bench press contest between Dino Bravo and the Ultimate Warrior as well has his injuring of Hulk Hogan (the TV reason for Hogan's 1991 summer off) and squishing of Jake Roberts' snake Damion, here is some video of Earthquake in his prime vs. his future champion tag team partner Tugboat:

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