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Steroids Are Harmless? Check Again

Written by: ThePostGame Staff

The death of the Ultimate Warrior was just the latest grim reminder that professional wrestlers continue to drop dead from something other than old age at an alarming rate.

The pinnacle of the Warrior’s career was WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990, at SkyDome in Toronto. Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan in the main event to win the championship. Warrior is the 12th wrestler who competed at WrestleMania VI to have died – one-third of the card’s working roster. The oldest was just 63.

As a point of reference, of the 44 starting players from that year’s Super Bowl between the 49ers and Broncos, only one has died: Denver defensive end Ron Holmes, who was 48 when he passed away in 2011 from diabetes and coronary issues.

Reasons for wrestlers’ dying early – grueling travel schedules, painkiller abuse, steroid use – have been well-documented. The passing of the Warrior at age 54 from what is suspected to be a heart attack just days after his induction to WWE’s Hall of Fame only underscores the issue.

*** The ones that abide by strict drug testing are alive, the ones that use steroids unchecked aren’t. 'Nuff said.

Why would one assume that steroids alone were the cause of The Warrior’s death? What about the painkillers, the concussions, and whatever other drugs he might have been doing? Nothing you posted here is actually evidence that steroids even played a role in his death. They might have, but I’m wondering how you could consider this to be ‘evidence’ of any kind. And for what it’s worth, I don’t have any agenda here, as I don’t use steroids, but you seem to have a very clear agenda.

Also, most of the wrestlers who died that you mentioned very clearly didn’t die from steroid abuse. Andre the Giant died because he was Andre the Giant. He was obviously a genetic anomaly with a genetic disposition for an early death. Randy savage was on pain killers and alcohol at the time of his heart attack. Owen Hart died in a freak accident fall from 50 feet in the air. Don’t remember if Texas Tornado was in that WrestleMania, but I know he shot himself.

Just saying, you’re cherry picking facts to defend a position that is actually much murkier than you give it credit for.

[quote]Krinks wrote:
Written by: ThePostGame Staff

The death of the Ultimate Warrior was just the latest grim reminder that professional wrestlers continue to drop dead from something other than old age at an alarming rate.

The pinnacle of the Warrior’s career was WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990, at SkyDome in Toronto. Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan in the main event to win the championship. Warrior is the 12th wrestler who competed at WrestleMania VI to have died – one-third of the card’s working roster. The oldest was just 63.

As a point of reference, of the 44 starting players from that year’s Super Bowl between the 49ers and Broncos, only one has died: Denver defensive end Ron Holmes, who was 48 when he passed away in 2011 from diabetes and coronary issues.

Reasons for wrestlers’ dying early – grueling travel schedules, painkiller abuse, steroid use – have been well-documented. The passing of the Warrior at age 54 from what is suspected to be a heart attack just days after his induction to WWE’s Hall of Fame only underscores the issue.

*** The ones that abide by strict drug testing are alive, the ones that use steroids unchecked aren’t. 'Nuff said.
[/quote]

you realise the whole of the WWE are using them though yeah?

Found the list.

Mr. Perfect - cocaine overdose

Rick Rude - unspecified drug overdose

Earthquake - bladder cancer

Bad News Brown - heart attack at the age of 63. Are we really going to assume a heart attack at the age of 63 HAS to be related to steroids? Really?

Sensational Sherri - drug overdose (I’m seeing a pattern here…)

Dino Bravo - murdered

Sapphire - heart attack at 61. I’ve included a picture of this alleged ‘steroid user’ for your benefit.

[quote]flipcollar wrote:
Found the list.

Mr. Perfect - cocaine overdose

Rick Rude - unspecified drug overdose

Earthquake - bladder cancer

Bad News Brown - heart attack at the age of 63. Are we really going to assume a heart attack at the age of 63 HAS to be related to steroids? Really?

Sensational Sherri - drug overdose (I’m seeing a pattern here…)

Dino Bravo - murdered

Sapphire - heart attack at 61. I’ve included a picture of this alleged ‘steroid user’ for your benefit.

http://www.thepostgame.com/sites/default/files/11-SH-Sapphire-youtube.jpg[/quote]

So this is what a really bad theory looks like when it’s dis-proven…

who the fuck said steroids were harmless? op i would love to punch you square in the nose, you are dumb as fuck

[quote]eatliftsleep wrote:
who the fuck said steroids were harmless? op i would love to punch you square in the nose, you are dumb as fuck[/quote]

whoa… shit just got real…

I also have a problem with the assertion that NFL players in 1990 underwent ‘strict drug testing’. This just isn’t remotely the case. There are so many admitted steroid users from that era. The drug policies in all the major sports, at that time, were just beginning to be implemented. The NFL doesn’t even have a very good drug testing policy now, much less in 1990.

Right now, recreational drugs are only tested for exactly once per calendar year. So if a player has his drug test in June, he can use the shit out of some cocaine and marijuana and not have to worry about testing (this does not apply to players on probation of course). And the fact that we continue to see players failing PED drug tests today is a good indication that many more players are using and getting away with it. Drug tests are often described as IQ tests for a reason.

now I’m thinking possible troll thread…

^^ I also believe the NFL gives the player 3 chances to pass before it becomes public, but I may be wrong.

Krinks Is a dumb fuck ignorant douch bag who only posts when he thinks he can get a user to stay away from AAS with a story from the media that has jack shit to do with steroids and has absolutely zero evidence backed up behind it. Don’t pay this ass hole any attention.

[quote]AliveAgain36 wrote:

[quote]eatliftsleep wrote:
who the fuck said steroids were harmless? op i would love to punch you square in the nose, you are dumb as fuck[/quote]

whoa… shit just got real…[/quote]

What’s up bro you want a punch too?! Come at me

[quote]flipcollar wrote:
Why would one assume that steroids alone were the cause of The Warrior’s death? What about the painkillers, the concussions, and whatever other drugs he might have been doing? Nothing you posted here is actually evidence that steroids even played a role in his death. They might have, but I’m wondering how you could consider this to be ‘evidence’ of any kind. And for what it’s worth, I don’t have any agenda here, as I don’t use steroids, but you seem to have a very clear agenda.

Also, most of the wrestlers who died that you mentioned very clearly didn’t die from steroid abuse. Andre the Giant died because he was Andre the Giant. He was obviously a genetic anomaly with a genetic disposition for an early death. Randy savage was on pain killers and alcohol at the time of his heart attack. Owen Hart died in a freak accident fall from 50 feet in the air. Don’t remember if Texas Tornado was in that WrestleMania, but I know he shot himself.

Just saying, you’re cherry picking facts to defend a position that is actually much murkier than you give it credit for.[/quote]

Bam! what he said

[quote]Reed wrote:
Krinks Is a dumb fuck ignorant douch bag who only posts when he thinks he can get a user to stay away from AAS with a story from the media that has jack shit to do with steroids and has absolutely zero evidence backed up behind it. Don’t pay this ass hole any attention.[/quote]

This, Oh and to quote Krinks: “Nuff said”

IIRC, Ultimate Warrior had serious recreational drug issues…

but to address the title of the thread, steroids are certainly not “harmless”.