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 Posted: Sat Aug 8th, 2015 07:18 am
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Angelic Assassin

Joined: Mon Dec 27th, 2010
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The average life expectancy for football players appears to be mid to late 50's.

Came across this where Matty Shitbird(can't be his real name) did a study of the 250 most recent wrestler deaths.   This only goes up to 2006 so in all likelihood the numbers are a little different:

In comparison, MLB  players life expectancy  was somewhere in the neighborhood of high 70's to low 80's.  Saw a study somewhere but can't find it right now.

Travel would certainly be a factor for wrestlers as well as the unbelievable schedules many kayfabe era wrestlers kept up.  With little or nothing to do on the road but wrestle and drink and the need to be able to perform every night, injured or not due to no insurance, drugs became one of the major food groups for many wrestlers.

Still, as has been pointed out none of these guys are getting any younger.  Even if the drop dead date for the end of kayfabe was 1990, say, that 25 years ago.  So even the wrestlers we watched who were in their prime at say 30 would be 55+ now.

Very sad that such iconic wrestling figures as Dusty Rhodes, Roddy Piper, Randy savage are gone but it's just going to keep happening and unfortunately it likely won't be that long from now that some of the guys we are watching at this moment will leave us.

The saddest part is that you can probably name on one hand(or maybe you can't) the wrestler's of today who have the kind of impact that so many of the kayfabe era had on us.  

This thread was great till Rossi posted that AA ruined it.

Rossi=The Mouth That Bored