Yokozuna (October 2, 1966 - October 23, 2000)
On October 23, 2000, Anoa'i died from heart failure in his room at the Moat House Hotel, Liverpool, England
Finishing moves Banzai Drop (Jumping seated corner senton)
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Big Dick Dudley Alex Rizzo (January 12, 1968 - May 16, 2002)
On May 16, 2002, Rizzo was found dead in his apartment. It has been speculated, though not confirmed, that Rizzo died of kidney failure due to a small dependency on pain killers from his injuries.
Rizzo also had a reputation of being a legitimate "badass", as tough outside the ring as inside the ring. For example, in a shoot interview with The Dudley Boyz produced by RF Video Bubba Ray Dudley claims to have seen him beat up five people on his own in a nightclub on Long Island. He was also known to have a "dead" hand, due to nerve damage from putting it through a plate glass window. As a result, he was unable to feel any pain in the hand.
Total Penetration(Double arm chokeslam into a tigerbomb)
Dick Driver(Overhead gutwrench backbreaker)
Andre The Giant Died January 27, 1993 (aged 46) André died in his sleep due to congestive heart failure
Ring name(s) : André Roussimoff
André the Giant
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Eddie Fatu : Fatu was pronounced dead around 7:00 PM central time on December 4, 2009 after suffering a second heart attack. The official cause of death was acute toxicity due to combined effects of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and diazepam.
Ring name(s) : Ekmo
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Stanley C. Frazier (August 16, 1937 – June 30, 1992) was a professional wrestler better known as Uncle Elmer and Plowboy Frazier from Pascagoula, Mississippi.
As Uncle Elmer, he was a member of the Hillbillies in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1985 to 1986. The highpoint of his career came when he wrestled Adrian Adonis at WrestleMania 2. Frazier was married to Joyce Stazko on the WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event television program.
Frazier was born on August 16, 1937 and lived in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He was married to his wife Joyce for over six years, and she traveled with him as he wrestled. Frazier was known for selling cheap merchandise such as fake Rolex watches, and he operated a shoe store. He also made an appearance as himself on an Andy Kaufman special on PBS in 1983, drinking raw eggs.
Frazier suffered from diabetes and poor health as a result of his weight. These problems led to kidney failure, from which he died on June 30, 1992. He was buried in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Liquor & Whores: The Film Music Podcast....for Classy Folks.
HKC: Now, 75% MAG-certified Huggable!
"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and thankfully it looks like I finally won out."- Elwood P. Dowd
Earthquake and later Golga
John Tenta died on the 7th June 2006 from cancer. He had bladder cancer and underwent chemotherapy but it didn’t go as hoped and the cancer spread to his lungs.
Earthquake Squash (WWF) / Avalanche Splash (WCW) / Shark Bomb (WCW) (Running seated senton)
Running jumping leg drop
Walking on a fallen opponent's stomach
Walking scoop powerslam
Frank Donald Goodish "Bruiser Brody" (June 18, 1946 – July 17, 1988)
Running, jumping or a diving knee drop
On July 16, 1988, Brody was in the locker room before his match with Dan Spivey in Bayamón (a city near San Juan, Puerto Rico), when José Huertas González, AKA Invader I (a fellow wrestler and booker) asked him to go into the shower to discuss business. At the time, González was one of the men who made decisions at the WWC meetings and was also a good friend of Carlos Colón, Sr. (WWC Promoter and main superstar), and it is rumored that Brody had upset him on numerous occasions by refusing to do jobs. Brody was scheduled to lose his match against Dan Spivey and then on an upcoming wrestling card, Carlos Colón was to beat Spivey and again become the almighty Puerto Rican hero. That was the main reason Brody was not fighting as a villain. It was easier to ask Spivey to lose a match against Carlos than to have Brody do the job to Colon himself. All WWC Puerto Rican wrestlers at that time believed that Brody was planning to take control of WWC (as Brody apparently began to invest in the promotion), which may have additionally upset González. Also Carlos Colón's group used to intimidate wrestlers, and although WWC had become a huge success while Brody was on the ticket, they were upset because the real hero was Brody. There was no way to intimidate Brody. So González took a chance. Colón knew that González was to have a "conversation" with Brody.
Tony Atlas, who was there at the time of the attack, recalls much of the incident in interviews and his autobiography Atlas: Too Much, Too Soon.
It is maintained by several wrestlers (Savio Vega, The Youngbloods, Dutch Mantel, Bobby Jaggers, Buddy Landel, Chicky Starr, Hurricane Castillo, Jr., Tony Atlas and the referees) in the locker room that González was holding a knife wrapped inside a towel when he asked to talk to Brody. Brody entered the shower stall and a few minutes later a scuffle ensued, followed by two groans, loud enough for the entire locker room to hear. Atlas ran to the shower and saw Brody bent over and holding his stomach. Atlas then looked up at González and saw him holding the knife. According to Bret Hart, the wrestlers in the locker room were "too scared to help Brody, so they sat there for over an hour" The paramedics that finally arrived were a female and an old man and couldn't lift Brody. Since no one else attempted to help, Atlas took it upon himself to carry Brody downstairs to the waiting ambulance. Atlas accompanied Brody to the hospital but eventually left once the doctors told him that Brody was in stable condition. The next day, Atlas was told by a man who worked at the hospital that "security guards" entered Brody's room and told everyone to stop operating on him, leaving him to die on the operating table. González, who always maintained his innocence, was initally charged with first-degree murder but was later reduced and tried for involuntary homicide. He was acquitted on all counts, citing self-defense. Atlas states that he gave his phone number to the police and Carlos Colón but didn't receive a call from them until after the trial was over. Dutch Mantel received his subpoena after the trial was over also. In Mantel's own words, "The first trial date was postponed. The second trial was scheduled for January 23-26, 1989. I still have my subpoena. It was issued 1/3/89 but according to the post date was not mailed until 1/13/89. That meant that it laid on somebody's desk for a full 10 days. Remember the trial was to start on January 23rd? I received the subpoena on January 24th. I had already heard the verdict by the time I opened the subpoena. I never heard from the detectives again, not even to this day". Most of the American wrestlers received money for their silence while others were scared to death to testify. Afterwards, a number of wrestlers (including Mick Foley) refused to work in Puerto Rico in protest of the jury verdict, which temporarily crippled the Puerto Rican wrestling scene.
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Dino Bravo (Adolfo Bresciano) August 6, 1948 – March 11, 1993
Billed as Canada's Strongest Man
Airplane Spin, Sidewalk Slam
Inverted Atomic Drop, Multiple variations of the suplex
Death (via Wikipedia entry)
On March 11, 1993, Bresciano was found shot to death. He was 44 years old. Bresciano was thought to have been shot up to 7 times with 2 shots to the head by a gunman while watching hockey in his Vimont, Laval, Quebec apartment. It is widely believed that his alleged role in illegal cigarette smuggling in Canada led to his murder. Rick Martel has stated in interviews that because of Bresciano's notability from being a popular professional wrestler, he was able to attract many customers (specifically Aboriginies) to switch over to having him as a supplier of illegal cigarettes, thus crossing the mafia. According to Bret Hart's autobiography Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, right before his death Bresciano had confided to close friends that he knew his days were numbered. He was a nephew by marriage of Montreal crime boss Vic Cotroni, and was believed by authorities to be involved in his organization for some time. Bresciano's remains are in a mausoleum at Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec He is survived by his wife, Diane Rivest and their daughter.
What is justice? The politicians who decide what is right and wrong, or the people who need revenge to justify the sadness in their hearts?