WWE Defends Claim About Wrestler Deaths.

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Crayo, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Good read, completely true in my opinion.

    If you're confused Owen was the accident, Benoit the suicide and Eddie, Pillman and Quick Rick McDraw were the heart disease.
  2. The WWE is the best wrestling organization when it comes to protecting their performers in certain aspects imo especially with the drug testing and the moves they outlaw such as the piledriver.
  3. I'm pretty sure that "Macho Man" Randy Savage was the accident just about a year ago. I'll look that up later.

    "moves they outlaw such as the piledrive"

  4. He wasn't under contract.
    "However, since the formation of the company in 1982, five wrestlers have passed away while under contract. "

    Wasn't Randy's death a heart attack also?

    I meant the classic piledriver plus how many other people besides Taker and Kane actually use it? I guess those two have special clearance since they are respected vets.

    "The piledriver was banned in WWE in 2000, unless the wrestler has special permission to use the move. In a discussion in 2007, Stephanie McMahon said that only two wrestlers were allowed to use the move, "two of the stronger guys".

    Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piledriver_%28professional_wrestling%29#Danger_and_precautions
  5. "Wasn't Randy's death a heart attack also?"

    Yes and no. He had a heart attack while he was driving with his wife, but the accident killed him before the heart attack did I believe.
  6. Would of died either way, sad but true.

    Agreed with you seabs, they are good with protecting their wrestlers, probably because of how big they are (WWE as a brand).
  7. This. Machoman was one of the cooler superstars to watch though, and I was kind of sad when I heard this news. I would have been more sad if Savage would have died while under contract with WWE.
  8. Yeah was sad too, loved Macho Man.