Another Former Pro Wrestler Dead … Former WWE Wrestler Andrew ‘Test’ Martin Found Dead in Tampa, FL Home


33 year old, former WWE Pro-wrestler, Andrew “Test” Martin was found dead in Test_wrestlerhis Tampa, FL home late Friday night at approximate 8 pm. Sadly, yet another member of the wrestling community has died at an age far too young. Police came to the home of Andrew Martin responding to a call from a concerned neighbor who had requested a welfare check. Former WWE wrestler Test was found dead just 4 days before his 34th birthday.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately known, but police said foul play isn’t suspected. An autopsy will be performed.

In July 2004 Martin had spinal fusion surgery. He was released from his WWE contract several months ago, reported.

Martin tried several unsuccessful comebacks after his injury, but failed a drug test and was suspended in February 2007, reported.

In April 2008, Martin was arrested on a DUI charge in Tampa, reported.

Police do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death

Other pro-wrestler deaths in Tampa area.

Of course the death, murder/suicide that most shocked the wrestling community and those outside wrestling was that of Chris Benoit and his wife and son.‘Roid” rage was suspected.

Having been a wrestling fan in my younger days and an admitted closet wrestling viewer from time to time, I must admit I was shocked to see all who have passed away at such young ages from my youth and others pretty recent. Check out this list of Famous Wrestlers That Have Died Since 1985 Before the Age of 65. Some are listed below of who some may be familiar with. Here’s another list  and another with cause of  death. Not all on this list have died of drug overdose, steroid use or the ever common heart attack; however, many have. One thing is for certain that far too many have died too young from the sports entertainment world of pro-wrestling for it to be a coincidence.

Posted March 14, 2009 by
Deceased, Main, Obituary, Sports, WTF | 11 comments

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    11 Responses to “Another Former Pro Wrestler Dead … Former WWE Wrestler Andrew ‘Test’ Martin Found Dead in Tampa, FL Home”

    1. Just Bearly on March 14th, 2009 2:00 pm

      Sad to hear… I did not realize he was so young. My condolences to family, friends & fans.

    2. Greg on March 14th, 2009 2:15 pm

      They sacrifice their health for fame.
      They say steroid usage is a major factor in
      their deaths. One minute your famous then your
      seriously hurt. John Cena had a neck operation a few months ago and he still wrestling. Why? Crazy. Any normal person would stop wrestling.

    3. Scared Monkeys on March 14th, 2009 2:24 pm

      Hard to believe that many of them have passed away. I had not realized that a couple of them had passed.

      All in the name of sports entertainment …

    4. BUN on March 14th, 2009 2:35 pm

      Vince M. must be so proud and so rich!!!

    5. Maggie on March 14th, 2009 2:56 pm

      very sad indeed..

      I didn’t know Ravishing Rick Rude was dead.. Those were the good old days of wrestling.. Rude, Big boss Man, Undertaker..Andre the Giant..Miss Elizabeth, Mr. Perfect, Million dollar Man, Jake the Snake many others and the Hulk..I can’t dis the Hulk.. My oldest son got me started watching it.

    6. Scared Monkeys on March 14th, 2009 5:33 pm

      I actually had an opportunity to meet Andre the Giant back in 1989/90 in CT in a non-wrestling environment. When I shook his hand I thought he was going to crush mine. I have never in my life seen a hand that big.

      What I found amusing was that Andre the Giant had a body guard who was like 1-1/2 ft smaller than him.

      He was actually a really nice guy as he chatted with us for a bit when he did not have to.

    7. Umar on March 15th, 2009 5:42 am

      I really cant beleve this !!! The wrestler should really stop taking Drugs or Steriods. May his Soul Rest in Peace & god gives courage to his family & freinds.

    8. erik on March 17th, 2009 8:51 pm

      i wish him and his family all the best !!

    9. Eric on November 11th, 2009 11:33 pm

      Im tired of heering about superstars dieing, it’s 90% of the time steroids or drug related. i started watching wrestling when i was about 4yrs old, and still do. im 26, every member of the ‘HART FOUNDATION’ is dead except for bret’ thank god. my condolences go to family and friends. VINCE’ I HOPE YOUR HAPPY! DICK…

    10. Dead Wrestlers on December 1st, 2011 6:37 am

      The more I read about this, the angrier I get. When are people going to demand some answers? There needs to be some accountability. If This were happening in any other sport, people would be OUTRAGED.

    11. Michael on November 12th, 2012 4:52 am

      That’s crazy!!!! I was doing some back ground information on Chris Benoit and found out about “Test”. What a waste, God!! I wish all the best to his Family…

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