Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Former WWE Star, Motley Crue Body Guard Found Dead

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 4:39 PM


- advertisement -

- advertisement -
From Newsday:

There is sad news coming out of the pro wrestling world with word that Andrew Martin, best known as "Test" to WWE fans, was found at the age of 33.

Thankfully, the spate of premature deaths among former wrestling stars seemed to slow down during 2008. But the passing of Martin - a pretty key figure in WWE during its "Attitude" era boon of the late 1990s - is a very significant one.

Martin took part in several WrestleManias, included WrestleMania X-Seven, at which he defended his European champiosnhip against the late Eddie Guerrero. He was also at the center of memorable angle in which he was set to marry Stephanie McMahon.

As always, it is much too early to jump to any conclusions about the cause of Martin's death, but his reputation - and his massive muscles - certainly were certainly well known in wrestling business, and were, reportedly, part of the reason he became something of a liability in his most recent runs in WWE and TNA.

Here is the story from the Pro Wrestling Torch:

    Former WWE star Andrew "Test" Martin was found dead in his Tampa, Fla. apartment on Friday night, according to a report by PWInsider.com. Martin was 33 years old and nearing his birthday on March 17. After being released by WWE in 2006 when he was on the ECW brand, Martin re-surfaced in TNA where he had a brief run until being released from the company.

    Martin semi-retired from pro wrestling, then he was arrested on a drunk driving charge in Florida one year ago.

    Martin was formerly in a relationship with WWE diva Kelly Kelly, who said in a February interview on the Bubba Love Sponge radio show that they remained close friends after their relationship ended.

    Asked if Martin being released from WWE while Kelly was still with WWE had an effect on their relationship, Kelly said that was a strong factor.

    "He's never been one at home waiting around," Kelly said. "He's on the other side of the coin now. I think that had a lot to do with it." She said Martin was planning to attend school to become a personal trainer.

    No further details on the cause of death are known right now.

Martin debuted as "Test on WWE television in 1998 as a bodyguard for Motley Crue during the band’s live performance on Raw. He eventually joined The Corporation, WWE’s top heel faction at the time.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 



 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
DARKH "Bury Our Bones" In New Video
OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST Announces Exclusive Free Camping Kick-Off Party
SKILLET Expand "The Unleashed Tour" To Europe, Russia
AUDIOTOPSY Premiere "LYLAB" Video
NIGHTWISH To Release Vehicle Of Spirit Live DVD Package
"Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS" Tour Announced
BRUJERIA Release New Track "No Aceptan Imitaciones"
GUITAR FORCE To Release Different Universe Album
CAGE9 To Tour With LACEY STURM In August
SHEEVAA Release New Single "Depression"
HELL CAMINO Release Video For "Vertigo"
DIEMONDS Premiere New Video For "Secret"
SKINDRED Announce European Dates With ZEBRAHEAD
OPERATION: MINDCRIME Debut New Single "Left For Dead"
RIK EMMETT, New Band RESOLUTION9Sign With Mascot Label Group
OPETH Announces Limited Edition Pink Vinyl Version Of Sorceress
New ROCK AGAINST DYSTROPHY Benefit Concert Announced
MOTLEY CRUE Sex Toys Coming To A Bedroom Near You
HELLYEAH Release Video Of PHIL COLLINS Cover Tune “I Don't Care Anymore”
EXTREME's Pornograffitti Live 25/Metal Meltdown Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Out In September
FAITH NO MORE's King For A Day And Album Of The Year Get Deluxe Editions
CROBOT Are "Not For Sale" With New Video
SERIOUS BLACK Announce New Album Mirrorworld
SILVER SNAKES Premiere "La Dominadora" Video
ALTER BRIDGE To Release The Last Hero In October
GWAR Introduces "Arctic Snow Vodka
MAC SABBATH Set To Launch "Clown Power Tour"
BLACK CROWN INITIATE Debut "Selves We Cannot Forgive" Video
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Announces Transit Blues Album
NOCTEM Reveal Details Of New Opus Haeresis
REVOCATION Launches New Video For "Arbiters Of The Apocalypse"
GARY HOEY Announces Release Of Dust & Bones Album
STEVE VAI Announces Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary North American Tour
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Headline European "Persistence Tour 2017"
2017 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise Announces Second Round Of Bands
Two Classic MERCYFUL FATE Albums Get Vinyl Reissue
BLACK STONE CHERRY Debut "The Rambler" Video
THE WINERY DOGS Limited Signed Art Print Available
CROBOT Set For Welcome To Fat City Album
LACUNA COIL Release "Delirium" Video
MAC SABBATH Returns To Los Angeles
KORN Announce The Serenity Of Suffering Album
STEVE'N'SEAGULLS Stream New "Aces High" IRON MAIDEN Cover
THE CULT Announce Dates With GUNS N' ROSES
HELSTAR Announce "Texas Vampyric Summer Tour 2016"
HATEBREED Announce North American Tour Dates And Release "Something's Off" Video
SONATA ARCTICA Announce The Ninth Hour Album
THE DEAD DAISIES Announce NYC Headline Show
VICIOUS RUMORS Say "Take It Or Leave It" In New Video





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2016 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News