The W
Views: 105417824
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.6.08 1914
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - The Wall/Malice passes away.
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 Next(4479 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (23 total)
Dexley's Midnight Jogger
Pepperoni
Moderator
Level: 65

Posts: 438/1049
EXP: 2315837
For next: 19803

Since: 10.10.02
From: New Hampshire

Since last post: 513 days
Last activity: 427 days
#1 Posted on 6.12.03 0948.04
Reposted on: 6.12.10 0949.00
http://www.1wrestling.com/ news/newsline.asp?news=16640

I hate hearing about another young wrestling death. Jerry Tuite, aka The Wall and Malice, died in Japan of an acute heart attack. Maybe instead of a debate about how things need to change (since that arguement has unfortunately been posted a lot as of late), we can focus on memories of his ring work and such.

I never got to see him in TNA, but I was impressed at the small program he had with Bam Bam Bigelow over in WCW.

My condolences to his friends and family.
Promote this thread!
GRL
Frankfurter
Level: 58

Posts: 380/787
EXP: 1519255
For next: 58300

Since: 13.7.02
From: Austin

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 11 hours
#2 Posted on 6.12.03 1010.09
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1010.21
The worst part about this for me, and what makes it just seem so awful, is that right before I came over here I was looking over at FLEA's web site and the "Dead Pool" list for the first time.

Too ironic, and too horrible.

He broke into WCW with Berlyn right, as his bodyguard? And then the higher ups gave him a bigger push and Berlyn disappeared to who knows where.

He was a fun big man to watch. It's a shame he never truly caught on anywhere, even at TNA.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 104

Posts: 1827/3048
EXP: 11672322
For next: 189843

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 15 days
Last activity: 9 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 6.12.03 1028.04
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1028.25
I really never understood why McMahon never gave him a job. He seemed right up his alley.
RYDER FAKIN
Six Degrees of Me
Level: 63

Posts: 162/961
EXP: 2080445
For next: 16718

Since: 21.2.02
From: ORLANDO

Since last post: 213 days
Last activity: 115 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 6.12.03 1038.49
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1039.00
OFB: I really never understood why McMahon never gave him a job. He seemed right up his alley.

From Various newsline obits...

Following the purchase of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation, Tuite was sent to the WWFs developmental territory. While waiting to be called up to the main roster, Tuite was given his release so he could deal with personal issues and was told once he had dealt with them, the door was open to come back down the line. Tuite was later given dark matches by WWE, but at the time noted he was rusty and didnt give a good showing.

"In our business there are so many different types of personalities, it's a shame that the drug use is very frequent. Some guys have some major injuries, have chronic pain, but it becomes habit forming... Some people get hooked." said Tuite on an appearance with Long Island, New York radio show Get In The Ring in May 2003. "I didn't have to, if I utilized my chiropractor right, and I took Ibuprophren I could have kept the pain down. You are thrown into that lifestyle, everybody has it and 'When in Rome.'"


GRL: The worst part about this for me, and what makes it just seem so awful, is that right before I came over here I was looking over at FLEA's web site and the "Dead Pool" list for the first time.

Yup...

FLEA
Staplegun
Longanisa
Level: 15

Posts: 18/37
EXP: 14679
For next: 1705

Since: 6.11.03

Since last post: 4122 days
Last activity: 4099 days
#5 Posted on 6.12.03 1105.15
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1105.34
Whoa...quite sad...how many more? I liked the Wall in WCW, and the program with Bam Bam was good. The chokeslam he gave Crowbar from the set was awesome and i thought they were going to make him into a monster...unfortunately, Bischoff and Russo had a new beginning for WCW, which was like the 123970987th new beginning. So sad though, hey, let's hope 2004 is better...
OMEGA
Lap cheong
Level: 82

Posts: 734/1747
EXP: 5037878
For next: 171371

Since: 18.6.02
From: North Cacalacky

Since last post: 2191 days
Last activity: 113 days
#6 Posted on 6.12.03 1140.51
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1141.25
Well, I can't really say that this death shocked me. However, it is incredibly sad that yet ANOTHER wrestler has died too young. Thirty-six years old is way too young for someone to die.

I hope amonst hope that this is the last wrestling-death of 2003. However, I wouldn't be suprised if it's not.
Ringmistress
Lap cheong
Level: 79

Posts: 1366/1597
EXP: 4473808
For next: 105679

Since: 15.1.02
From: Philly

Since last post: 2925 days
Last activity: 2924 days
#7 Posted on 6.12.03 1142.51
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1144.39
You know, it has to be pretty sad when you're not even sad about a death anymore. From what I've seen of him, he wasn't offensive, so my usual condolences to the usual folk.
Brian P. Dermody
Liverwurst
Moderator
Level: 69

Posts: 427/1205
EXP: 2857325
For next: 12433

Since: 20.9.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 1188 days
Last activity: 610 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#8 Posted on 6.12.03 1158.07
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1159.01
Peace to Jerry Tuite. Peace to those who loved him.

I don't even know what else to say.
Mr Tuesday
Kolbasz
Level: 46

Posts: 246/459
EXP: 689992
For next: 21787

Since: 6.1.02
From: Chicago, IL

Since last post: 1117 days
Last activity: 823 days
#9 Posted on 6.12.03 1218.35
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1219.16
This is getting crazy. Can someone put up a liast of who died this year?
Gugs
Bierwurst
Level: 84

Posts: 753/1857
EXP: 5509317
For next: 152659

Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 768 days
Last activity: 129 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#10 Posted on 6.12.03 1220.22
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1221.00
It never ends, does it? What a fucking year. Rest in peace.
Mayhem
Scrapple
Level: 111

Posts: 336/3657
EXP: 14751300
For next: 117106

Since: 25.4.03
From: Nashville, TN

Since last post: 49 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#11 Posted on 6.12.03 1223.34
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1224.00

Gosh ... another one has went to the big ring in the sky ...

When will this end?
The Yak
Polska kielbasa
Level: 27

Posts: 31/138
EXP: 106153
For next: 10007

Since: 4.10.03

Since last post: 3325 days
Last activity: 2527 days
#12 Posted on 6.12.03 1352.54
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1353.13
    Originally posted by Mr Tuesday
    This is getting crazy. Can someone put up a liast of who died this year?



I got this list from this site: http://www.garywill.com/ wrestling/decwres.htm

It must be taken care of fairly well, for it even had Wall on it.

Naoto Morishita, The Sheik, Ox Anderson, Curt Hennig, Michiaki Yoshimura, Tony Altimore, Sailor Art Thomas, Kodo Fuyuki, Bruiser Brian Cox, Les Kellet, Ray Mendoza, Babs Wingo, Jackie Nichols, Kurt Von Poppenheim, Miss Elizabeth, Fred Blassie, Core, Jack Curran, Danny Johnson, Mickey Gold, Tug Wilson, Giant Ochiai, Marva Scott, Great Antonio, Pitbull #2, Frank Zela, Stu Hart, Road Warrior Hawk, Floyd Creatchman, Mitsu Hirai, Crash Holly, Dick Hutton, Joey Rossi, Moondog Spot, The Wall

Many of them were elderly and had lived full lives, but we all know that some of the more notorious passing were far, far too early. Some of the names that stand out are Hennig (drug overdose), Elizabeth (alcohol/drugs), Pitbull (drugs), Hawk (heart), Crash (possible suicide), and now Wall (heart).

Bummer. Thank God Eddie Guerrero and William Regal saw the light.
geemoney
Scrapple
Level: 114

Posts: 448/3812
EXP: 15855033
For next: 454584

Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 13 min.
AIM:  
#13 Posted on 6.12.03 1502.11
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1502.43
Wow. I'm suprised the WWE never got ahold of him. I thought I remember them picking him up at the end of WCW, but he never made it to TV. This seemed to be the type of guy Vince looks for. RIP Malice.
Evil Antler God
Potato korv
Level: 55

Posts: 524/703
EXP: 1307287
For next: 6911

Since: 10.1.02

Since last post: 3189 days
Last activity: 1315 days
#14 Posted on 6.12.03 1520.23
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1520.23
Insane. Just insane.

Rest in peace....again.....
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 216

Posts: 3357/16569
EXP: 150069479
For next: 455913

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 6 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#15 Posted on 6.12.03 1521.53
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1521.55
...which, by the way, ripped off the scoop from Zach Arnold at www.puroresupower.com - pretty sleazy (but not unexpected)
CANADIAN BULLDOG
Andouille
Level: 85

Posts: 1009/1962
EXP: 5829916
For next: 68648

Since: 5.3.03
From: TORONTO

Since last post: 796 days
Last activity: 795 days
ICQ:  
#16 Posted on 6.12.03 1553.20
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1555.21
As someone who never knew The Wall's work very well, I still find it disturbing. Another guy who had serious drug problems, and - what, two years after this become fairly public - he's gone?

How sad. This is just a 20-20 special waiting to happen.

On the bright side, there's only a couple of weeks left of 2003.

(edited by CANADIAN BULLDOG on 6.12.03 1354)
RKMtwin
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 371/511
EXP: 806015
For next: 17533

Since: 1.3.02
From: Denver, Colorado

Since last post: 2433 days
Last activity: 1877 days
#17 Posted on 6.12.03 1623.08
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1624.19
I came across this sad news this morning when I went to puroresupower.com, incidentally, just to see what was going on in Japan's scene, and gosh, I just got that bad feeling again-- that same type of bad feeling that has come about when reading about all of these untimely deaths. Good grief. It's just sad.

I really hate to say this, but what really bothers me is the possibility that, due to how wrestling has evolved over the last generation, this may be a very tragic and frightening side effect that will only progress in the future(I really hope not).

By my observation, it seems like the premature passing away of a lot of the younger stars in wrestling (relatively speaking, as opposed to those who had long lives like Freddie Blassie) correlates with their rise to any degree of stardom during the 1980s and 1990s.

I know this fact might seem redundant, but we haven't seen this with the stars of the 1970s or before that. I mean, does this relate to a fastlane-lifestyle that some of them had? The amount of days they spent on the road? The injuries they had to endure? The stress they went through to be able to make a decent career out of the mat game? How did all of this differ to wrestlers back in the 1970's, '60s and beyond? WHERE IS THE SAFETY NET FOR WRESTLERS WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN DIRE NEED FOR HELP?!?

All of us fans have endured seeing ring heroes of ours pass away over the recent years. We're talking about Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Brian Pillman, Crash Holly, Road Warrior Hawk, Davey Boy Smith, Louie Spicolli, Miss Elizabeth and others- and now 'The Wall' Jerry Tuite? Man, that's just sad.

Rest in Peace, Malice. And Godspeed to all of your loved ones and friends.

(edited by RKMtwin on 6.12.03 1424)
BigDaddyLoco
Scrapple
Level: 131

Posts: 1363/5179
EXP: 26161476
For next: 263214

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 23 min.
Last activity: 23 min.
#18 Posted on 6.12.03 1730.00
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1731.49
How old was the Wall?
BigVitoMark
Lap cheong
Level: 77

Posts: 674/1509
EXP: 4021936
For next: 169212

Since: 10.8.02
From: Queen's University, Canada

Since last post: 3628 days
Last activity: 3537 days
ICQ:  
#19 Posted on 6.12.03 1818.16
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1819.26
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    How old was the Wall?


I believe Tuite was 36.

I can't believe it. Another guy. Where does it all end?

To those who suggested Vince should've signed him, Vince did have him at one point. He was one of the guys that came in the WCW buyout. He was in development (I forget if it was HWA or OVW) but was let go due to his drug problems.
Freeway
Scrapple
Level: 111

Posts: 1476/3504
EXP: 14557525
For next: 310881

Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 555 days
Last activity: 243 days
#20 Posted on 6.12.03 2030.36
Reposted on: 6.12.10 2030.56
As far as drug problems go, I think the WWF has a sort of unofficial policy of "Well, go get help and your job'll be ready when you get back". Look at Jeff Hardy, Scott Hall & The Wall as sort of examples of that. Of course, they didn't go back. Guerrero & Regal did, thankfully.

Damned shame. I liked the Wall, he was pretty entertaining when used right.
Pages: 1 2 NextThread ahead: Meaning of Pocorn Fart
Next thread: your WWE SMACKDOWN WORKRATE REPORT- 12/4/2003~!
Previous thread: Pics from the last Elks Lodge wrestling show. Sunny...fat?
(4479 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Moondog Spot passes away - ABC Sports Cameraman Dies After Falling 8 Feet in Madison, WI - Warren Spahn, RIP - More...
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - The Wall/Malice passes away.Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.375 seconds.