WWE

WWE finally speaks out on their Wrestlers dying young

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

The WWE has tragically had to carry out memorials to fallen legends in the past couple of months.

Double Death Shock

The WWE Universe was in shock back in June when it was announce that former Champion and complete man of the people, 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes sadly passed away at the age of 69.

That was followed up by the tragic passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper little over a month later, with the Hall of Famer sadly suffering a heart attack aged 61.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

BBC Piece

The trend of professional wrestlers passing away young and at alarming rates has led to David Rhodes of the BBC World Service creating a piece entitled "Why do wrestlers so often die young?" 

So, do wrestlers die young more than any other athletes? The answer is a resounding yes. "Yes the statistical evidence is quite strong when we look at the mortality rate for wrestlers compared to other sports and the general population," said John Moriarty of Manchester University.

Article continues below

WWE Statement

Past all the statistics is where the piece gets interesting. There is a statement from the WWE themselves, who obviously shift all blame off themselves, but still, the WWE making a statement on wrestlers dying is a pretty big deal.

The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.) accepts that the culture of some of its former employees contributed to the problems they experienced in later life.

"Unfortunately, some past performers were part of a generation of wrestlers who made unhealthy and poor personal lifestyle choices, which in some cases continued beyond their years in the ring," a spokesman said in a statement.

The WWE really weren't lying about those lifestyle choices, with Piper himself admitting that he took steroids, recreational drugs and drank a lot of alcohol during his career. It's such a shame.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
WWE

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again