Wrestling With Mortality

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports.

The World Wrestling Entertainment is giving Iraq
a run for its money. Yesterday morning, Brian Adams (right), a former
professional wrestling champion who intermittently participated in the WWE from
1990 through 2001, died after being found unconscious in his Tampa Bay home
around 11 a.m. He was 44.

Adams, known to the wrestling world
as Crush, showed no visible signs of injury and foul play was not suspected.
But Adams was arrested in March 1995 and charged with
receiving anabolic steroids through the mail, connecting yet another
prematurely-deceased wrestler to steroids. Authorities are waiting on autopsy
results before proceeding with the investigation.

Adams’s death comes less than two months after another
professional wrestler, Chris Benoit, killed
his wife and son
under bizarre
before hanging himself in their home in Georgia.
Prescription anabolic steroids were found in the home, sparking debate about
whether steroids played a part in the tragic and inexplicable incident.