reply to post by NNEECE
Randy Savage was 58 but was basically retired since 2005 when he made his last In-Ring apperances at TNA
And actually, there are a lot of wrestlers who lived long lives or are still active. Hogan and Flair are nearly or over 60, Gypsy Joe is 74 and still
active, Abdullah the Butcher is nearly 70 and still does hardcore matches.
And there are a lot of other older wrestlers.
Some of the wrestlers who died in the last years died because of accidents, like Owen Hart, Mitsuharu Misawa or now Randy Savage.
Those wrestlers who die under 50 are actually nearly all from WWF/E (and to a lesser extent WCW). The harsh touring schedule, the 'need to stay at
the top' and too many matches (in the late 80's and early 90's some wrestlers had up to 400 matches per year, two matches on saturday in different
Many wrestlers worked with injuries, took painkillers or steroids so they could continue working (or else they would've been fired)
Like The Undertaker who worked some matches, including the famous Hell in a Cell Match from 1998 against Mick Foley with a broken foot, it's one
example how destructive the WWE is.
It's not Pro-Wrestling itselfs that kills the wrestlers, it's just WWE and their stupid touring schedules with too many house shows
All those independent wrestlers generally survive and if they die it's mostly drug overdoses or suicide like Larry Sweeney a couple of weeks ago.
That being said, i was quite shocked yesterday when i heard the news about the passing of Randy Savage. He was one of my favourites, i liked him in
WWF and WCW, his gimmicks, be it Macho Man or Macho Madness were great. He will be missed.
Now i just hope that stupid Vince McMahon gets over whatever grudge he had with Savage and gives him a good tribute on Sunday or Monday at Raw.