Former pro wrestler found dead in Tampa

SittinGrumpy

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TAMPA, FL -- A former professional wrestling champion was found dead inside his Tampa apartment Friday night, just days before his 34th birthday.

Andrew "Test" Martin, who wrestled for almost 10 years, mostly for World Wrestling Entertainment, was found dead inside his apartment on Harbor Place Drive around 8 o'clock.

Officers found his body after a neighbor called police, saying she could see Martin through an apartment window and that he hadn't moved in several hours.

Foul play is not suspected, investigators said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine how the former wrestler died.

Martin debuted in the WWE in 1998. He retired last December but had just returned from working in Japan and was planning to leave for a 2 week trip to Europe this Monday, the day before his birthday, Martin said on his MySpace page.

During his time with WWE, Martin held the Intercontinental, European and Hardcore belts. He was also a tag-team champion.

Martin most recently worked for TNA Wrestling under the name "The Punisher" Andrew Martin.

Martin has 2 recent DUI arrests, including last April in Pasco County.

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Doesn't Andrew "Incognito" live in Tampa?
Maybe he is mixed up in this.
 

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Another in a long line. Chris Benoit I think was the most memorable and disturbing. Killed his ex-wife and kid before offing himself. This stuff seems to stem from substance abuse (steroids, pain killers, etc.) for the most part. Its sad, really. These guys entertain millions of people weekly and in the end they die broken and battered because they end up giving more than any person should be asked to give. Rob Van Damme said in an interview that after several matches he sat in the locker room and just held out his hand and took whatever pills ended up in his palm.
 

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Another in a long line. Chris Benoit I think was the most memorable and disturbing. Killed his ex-wife and kid before offing himself. This stuff seems to stem from substance abuse (steroids, pain killers, etc.) for the most part. Its sad, really. These guys entertain millions of people weekly and in the end they die broken and battered because they end up giving more than any person should be asked to give. Rob Van Damme said in an interview that after several matches he sat in the locker room and just held out his hand and took whatever pills ended up in his palm.
Rednecks Gone Wild!
 

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Erm...who?
*Quick google image search*


Agh...this guy.

The world has truly lost one of its greatest shining stars...
Judging by the above, I'd say he died of an acute and severe case of constipation.