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Since: 29.1.03
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#1 Posted on
has anyone noticed while going to this board that the "administrator" announcement at the top by the Zims (the one about not being an ass when commentating on a wrestler's death) has not even needed to be updated?

with Henning in Feb, Liz, and now Blassie, i kind of struck me as disturbing that wrestlers are seemingly dropping like flies as of late.

maybe it's just me though, but it seemed rather sad.



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#2 Posted on
While I generally agree with the sentiments expressed, Blassie can't quite be grouped with the other two. He was not cut down in what should have been the prime of his life. But overall, yes it is a sad thing to think about.



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#3 Posted on
It's nothing new. Wrestlers have been dying young for years. It's what Roddy Piper calles "The Sickness", the drive to perform even at the expense of your own body, leading to drug abuse, physical pain, shattered families and dying young. I'd comment on Piper's career now, but that wouldn't be right. Read into it what you will.



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#4 Posted on
The saddest thing is that it's almost become numbing. I used to be shocked when I'd go to wrestlingobserver.com and see another 40 year old wrestler had died. Now, I read it and I think, "Another one? Huh. Wonder who's next." It's sad. You watch any WWF TV from the 80's, and your sure to see at least one wrestler who should still be alive today, but isn't.




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Since: 20.1.02
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#5 Posted on
Let's augment the creep factor a little:

Who do you think is "next"?

Not that we should wish any ill towards anyone in wrestling.



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As recent as Invasion of the Bodyslammers that tape made me chill to see Owen and Bulldog in the same ring. Actually a friend of mine made a very sicking point. We know somebody that dies and we're interested. Yet people die daily that we had no clue exsisted. Doesn't that make it odd for us to show so much for one person not even shed a tear for another? Slightly morbid...just another way somebody pointed out to think of the world around us.


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#7 Posted on
The big difference between Liz, Blassie, Hennig, Bulldog, etc. is that Blassie died the way a man should die.... old, happy, and having lived a full life. It's sad he died of course, but for what we know he died in peace and not from drugs, alochol, and poor life choices.



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    Originally posted by OMEGA
    The saddest thing is that it's almost become numbing. I used to be shocked when I'd go to wrestlingobserver.com and see another 40 year old wrestler had died. Now, I read it and I think, "Another one? Huh. Wonder who's next." It's sad. You watch any WWF TV from the 80's, and your sure to see at least one wrestler who should still be alive today, but isn't.


Since I hardly even watch wrestling any more, I' have to admit part of the reason I check the Observer and Torch websites is with the thought "Hmm, wonder if anybody died lately?" Sadly, the answer is "yes" much too often.



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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by jwrestle
    As recent as Invasion of the Bodyslammers that tape made me chill to see Owen and Bulldog in the same ring. Actually a friend of mine made a very sicking point. We know somebody that dies and we're interested. Yet people die daily that we had no clue exsisted. Doesn't that make it odd for us to show so much for one person not even shed a tear for another? Slightly morbid...just another way somebody pointed out to think of the world around us.



Well, people we don't know do great things for each other and it doesn't bring us any joy. Other people care for the people who die whom we don't know. It is honest to feel sorrow for the deaths of those by whom we were touched. While we can collectively feel sad for deaths unkown to us, we have no emotions tied to those people, so no emotions would come from their deaths.
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    Originally posted by kgriffey79

      Originally posted by jwrestle
      As recent as Invasion of the Bodyslammers that tape made me chill to see Owen and Bulldog in the same ring. Actually a friend of mine made a very sicking point. We know somebody that dies and we're interested. Yet people die daily that we had no clue exsisted. Doesn't that make it odd for us to show so much for one person not even shed a tear for another? Slightly morbid...just another way somebody pointed out to think of the world around us.



    Well, people we don't know do great things for each other and it doesn't bring us any joy. Other people care for the people who die whom we don't know. It is honest to feel sorrow for the deaths of those by whom we were touched. While we can collectively feel sad for deaths unkown to us, we have no emotions tied to those people, so no emotions would come from their deaths.



I agree with this almost exactly. I know there is no way what I'm about to say will sound good, so I apologize in advance.

Honestly, after the World Trade Center attack on 9-11, I did not cry. I didn't even feel all that sad, because I didnt know anybody involved. i didnt even know anybody who might have been involved, but wasnt there etc.
But I cried when Owen Hart died, I did when I heard a bout Ms. Elizabeth, and I cried during the tribute to Freddy Blassie.



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Yeah, it's wierd to "predict" such a thing... but I think Bobby Heenan is high on the list of next to go.







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#12 Posted on

    Originally posted by chill
    Yeah, it's wierd to "predict" such a thing... but I think Bobby Heenan is high on the list of next to go.


I can't remember ever crying before, but if that happened, I would cry my eyes out.




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#13 Posted on
I was just talking the other day about this.
I can see a headline reading, "66 die in plane crash" and I quickly scan for the dateline to see where it happened. Then I see Turkey or Cambodia and say "Oh" and flip to the sports.
In my mind I know it's wrong, but can't help myself.
Recently, I heard of almost 1,000 dying of heat in India and mentally said "Oh, it's OVER THERE". If that happened in the states, you would hear about it for weeks and weeks. I think it's unfortunate, but human nature. Their lives are just as important, I just didn't know them. If you cried everytime you heard about death on the news, you'd be a basket case. I guess the media has turned us all into cold-hearted jerks.
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Since: 3.1.03
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#14 Posted on
What if a plane went down and we lost half the WWE roster? Even Vince. Ever think about that?

Edit: Vince probably doesn't ride on commercial flights. My bad.

(edited by TellMeYouDidntJustSayThat on 9.6.03 2046)


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