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Wrestling has long been and still continues to me one of the most popular television shows. The life of these wrestlers inside the ring in completely different from outside. It's all about name and fame inside the ring, which turns something unimaginative and unpredictable outside. Sadly, some of the wrestlers who are physically very bold and strong unfortunately are very weak mentally. They committed suicide as some of them were involved in drugs and alcohol and some of were emotionally shattered.
Look at the 12 Legendary Wrestlers who killed themselves.
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Eddie Graham was a famous wrestler who had achieved success and had taken the Florida territory to great heights. Though, he stopped fighting in 1977 due to serious health issues. Entire his life he was fighting with Alcoholism. And finally, this famous wrestler gave up and committed suicide on January 21st, 1985 by shooting himself.
After the demise of Mike's oldest brother Davis, people expected him to follow his path, but unfortunately, he was not born with the same talent as his brother. To continue the Von Erich legacy, he was forced to become a wrestler, though wrestling was never his cup of tea. In 1985, he suffered a serious injury and he faced a lot of difficulties in recuperating. Frustrated from his condition, he started consuming drugs and alcohol and finally on 12th April 1987, before moving to Lake Dallas he tippled and overdosed sleeping pills.
Chris, who wasn't able to perform well in his wrestling career, shot himself with the gun just before 18 days of his 22nd birthday. He was unable to overcome the deaths of his brothers. He was depressed and frustrated. Therefore, he decided to kill himself.
Kerry was blessed with looks; he had almost everything expect one thing. He never had control over hid life. He got addicted to pain killers and ultimately decided to take his own life. She shot himself in the chest and let his father and brother alone.
The Renegade, who wasn't a popular wrestler, made his first debut in 1995 in WCW and just after a few months he won WCW television title. But by the end of 95, things changed. By the end of 1998, he was fired from WCW and just after two months he took his own life. Though, what made him commit suicide is still not known.
Crash Holly, one of the most famous WWE Wrestlers is remembered for his jocular segments during his WWF Hardcore Championship. It was the time that the belt was already around his, he challenged to defend it in any environment, any circumstances. He was attacked almost everywhere and anywhere which made him won the Hardcore title 22 different times. However, by the early 2000's he embroiled himself into useless squabbles. In 2003, he quitted wrestling and on 6th November he was found dead. His reports said that he had overdosed on medications prescribed to him which was later on declared as suicide.
Mike Awesome was regarded as Unstoppable Force. In his entire wrestling career, he had won many wrestling titles and championships. In February 2006, he announced his retirement as he wanted to give all his time to his Family. But sadly, just after a year this legend and versatile wrestler hanged himself and died. He was just 42 years old.
Chris Benoit had been the most remarkable and professional wrestler. He took a great deal of time to reach heights in his career. He won the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Shawn Michaels and Triple H; it was his greatest achievement. On June 25th, 2007 he was found hanging himself on that day and his wrestling legacy was tarnished.
Ludvig Borga signed the World Wrestling Federation in 1993. In 2006, he was dependent on the mental hospital as he was suffering from short-term memory loss. On Jan 10, 2010, he shot himself. He was just 47 years old when he committed suicide.
Chris Kanyon named himself the most valuable player. In order to grab the attention, he claimed that he is the World's first openly gay wrestler. However, he later accepted that it was just a publicity stunt. He, later again altered his statement that he is indeed a gay. He committed suicide by consuming an excessive dose of antidepressants.
Mike Graham was a son of the famous WWE Wrestler, Eddie Graham. Mike started working as a road agent for World Championship Wrestling. On October 19th, 2012 just like his father, he was found in his home. He killed himself by shooting a gun in his head.
Sean OHaire's career lasted forb a very short span of time. In 2001, he started losing his character. He broke the law, committed adultery and involved in other mutinous activities. However, on 8th September 2012, he was fond dead. His death has been swayed a suicide by hanging.