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« on: March 14, 2009, 07:26:23 AM »

per www.msn.com
Updated: March 14, 2009, 8:06 AM EST 10 comments Andrew "Test" Martin, a World Wrestling Entertainment star from earlier this decade, was found dead in his Tampa, Fla., apartment Friday night. He was 33 years old.

The cause of death wasn't immediately known, the Tampa Tribune reported.


Martin worked for WWE from 1998 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007. Martin was thrust into a prominent position from the onset because of his size and muscularity, with the "Test" nickname being short for "testosterone."

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Martin held numerous WWE titles but was best known for his storyline "romances" with Stephanie McMahon (the daughter of promotion owner Vince McMahon) and Stacy Keibler. Martin and Keibler, now an actress who appeared on Dancing With the Stars, had an off-screen relationship as well until splitting several years ago.

Martin's second WWE stint was bumpy. While he received a major push on WWE's Extreme Championship Wrestling telecasts on Sci-Fi Network, Martin failed a drug test and was suspended under the promotion's wellness policy in February 2007. Shortly thereafter, Martin requested and received his WWE release.

Martin then faded in and out of the wrestling business, recently completing an overseas tour. He was arrested on a DUI charge near his Tampa home in April 2008.

Martin joins a long list of young wrestlers who prematurely died, most from causes stemming from substance-abuse. Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Mike "Crash Holly" Lockwood and Bryan "Crush" Adams are among Martin's WWE contemporaries who have passed away.

None reached the age of 45.

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 08:51:32 AM »

This is very sad. Another Wrestler retires to the Squared Circle In The Sky.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 10:12:16 AM »

Holy Shit. R.I.P.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 02:01:32 PM »

R.I.P, another one gone.  What are the chances that it's substance related, and the media start bringing up Benoit again?  I used to like Test as well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 02:38:32 PM »

not to be disrespectful, but at the end of his time at wrestling he looked like he was really juicing massive roid gut.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 09:59:26 PM »

Posted by wolfgang187  in news & notes

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Posted in: NEWS
Prescription Drugs
& Steroids Found In Andrew Martin's Apartment
By Daniel Pena
Mar 17, 2009 - 1:39:06 AM

According to a report in the St. Petersburg Times, a police investigation following Andrew "Test" Martin's death on Friday revealed drugs in his Hillsborough County residence. Tampa police discovered prescription drugs, including painkillers and steroids, at the Harbour Place apartment of the former WWE wrestler.

Martin appeared to be in the middle of a meal when he died, according to Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. Police found a half-eaten pizza and soda near where his body was found.

On Friday night, a neighbor had become suspicious after watching Martin lie motionless on a couch for hours and called police for a wellness check.

As reported earlier, authorities will determine Martin's actual cause of death in a few weeks when a toxicology test is completed and results are available.

Click here to read the St. Petersburg Times article.

In another note, today would have been Martin's 34th birthday.
 
 
 
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 10:06:47 PM »

More fuel for the steroid witchhunt.    Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 12:02:55 PM »

if you go on youtube and search test a video comes up where he says he quit wrestling so he won't die young like so many others. a little more than a year later he is dead.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 12:25:48 PM »

Saw him out in Baltimore one night at an afterhours club, fresh off a WWE house show back in 2001. He was rollin' hard on x, GHB, alcohol, and god knows what else. The guy was constantly on the sauce. Nice guy, though. But who wouldn't be on those drugs??
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