13 Tragic Stories From the WWE
1. EDDIE GUERRERO
Eddie Guerrero was a wrestler who worked in ECW, WCW and finally, WWE from 2002 until 2005. One of his most historical achievements was when he won the WWE championship against Brock Lesnar in 2004. His charisma and talent made him one of the most beloved wrestlers in WWE history.
2. CHRIS BENOIT
In June 2007, Chris Benoit killed his family and committed suicide. Benoit was a popular member of the WWE, and the news of his death shocked WWE fans around the world. Over a three day period, Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his seven years old son. Then he used a weight machine to hang himself. Finally, it was revealed that Benoit had been accused of abusing his wife and was prone to angry outbursts.
3. OWEN HART
In 1999, during the event Over the Edge, Owen Hart had a terrible accident and died In the ring. Owen Hart was about to have his match against The Godfather for the Intercontinental championship. That day, Owen (personifying The Blue Blazer) planned to descend From the top of the Arena with a harness.
While he was descending from the top, the harness was released causing his him to fall from a distance of 24 metters. During the fall, Hart hit his head against one of the tensioners and the aorta was injured, which caused his death
4. ULTIMATE WARRIOR
The Ultimate Warrior worked in the WWE during two periods from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1992 to 1996. He became two-time Intercontinental Champion and also won the WWF Championship beating Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania VI. Warrior died mid April in 2014, three days after he was inducteed to the WWE Hall of Fame.
5. PAUL BEARER
Paul Bearer was known for being the manager of superstars like The Undertaker, Kane and Mankind. His shrill catchphrase, ‘Ooohhh yeeesss!’ made him one of the best managers in all of the WWE. He died in 2013.
In December, 2009 Umaga (Real name Eddie Fatu) was found dead in his apartment. The cause of death, according to his wife was a heart attack. After he fell asleep, she came in and found he wasn’t breathing and he had some blood running from his nose.
7. ANDRE THE GIANT
Andre the Giant is one of the most beloved figures in WWE history. Among his achievements include a reign as WWF Champion for beating Hulk Hogan, and another as WWF Tag team champions. After his death, he became the First member of WWE Hall of Fame in 1993.
8. MR. PERFECT
Mr. Perfect was a beloved superstar that won numerous titles in his career. Mr Perfect was one of the best Intercontinental champions of all-time. Mr Perfect died in 2003 due a cocaine overdose.
9. RANDY SAVAGE “MACHO MAN”
Randy Savage is considered one of the most charismatic wrestlers in history, remembered by his raspy voice, wrestling attire, his entrance music and catchphrase “ooo, yeah!” Macho Man worked for the WWF and WCW and was World Heavyweight champion for both. The “Macho Man” died in a car accident after a heart attack in 2011.
10. THE BRITISH BULLDOG
David “Boy” Smith was a renowned British professional wrestler. David was mostly known because of his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling during the 90’s.
In 1992 he was expelled from the WWF after learning that he had used growth hormone. Pain relievers and steroids were part of the daily life of the ‘British bulldog’. He died weeks after entering a rehab in 2000 from a heart attack.
11. BIG BOSS MAN
He died in 2004, when he was 41 years for a heart attack. Eventuallyit turned out that he had a drug problem and that was a contributing factor to his death.
12. MISS ELIZABETH
Miss Elizabeth died at 42 years (in 2003) from a overdose. His body was found at the home of one of the great stars of the sport, Lex Luger.
(A member of ‘The Road Warriors’ or Legion of Doom): one of the great stars of the late 80s and 90s of Wrestling. He had problems with drugs and alcohol most of his career. He died of a heart attack at age 46.