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March 14, 2009

Andrew Test Martin

Andrew Test Martin has been found dead at his home in Florida. Quite what it is that lead to Andrew Test Martin's death is not known at present but there is rumour about it, informed or not.

Former WWE star Andrew "Test" Martin was found dead in his Tampa, Fla. apartment on Friday night, according to a report by PWInsider.com. Martin was 33 years old and nearing his birthday on March 17.

After being released by WWE in 2006 when he was on the ECW brand, Martin re-surfaced in TNA where he had a brief run until being released from the company.

Martin semi-retired from pro wrestling, then he was arrested on a drunk driving charge in Florida one year ago.

Martin was formerly in a relationship with WWE diva Kelly Kelly, who said in a February interview on the Bubba Love Sponge radio show that they remained close friends after their relationship ended.

That speculation about Andrew Test Martin's death surrounds, as we might expect with the sport of wrestling, steroids and their use and abuse.

Former WWE Superstar Andrew "Test" Martin passed away last night at his home in Tampa, Florida at the age of 33, just four days away form his 34th birthday. We don't have many more details right now, but reports say he was found in his apartment. Tampa area authorities have declined to confirm it is Martin but word within the wrestling industry has been widespread.

Despite his earlier writings about the drug scene in the wrestling business, Martin ended up suspended under the WWE Wellness Policy and was released shortly afterwards.  At the time, Martin claimed it was a mutual release that he asked the company for. Martin made a few appearances for TNA that year but there was a feeling that his huge physique was neon sign for the impending US Congress investigation into the business and also a feeling that his attitude didn't go over well with the TNA locker room, so he wasn't brought back.

For more information try the Wikipedia page on Andrew Test Martin.

Andrew James Robert Patrick Martin (born on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario) is a currently inactive Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) under the ring name Test. He most recently worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as "The Punisher" Andrew Martin.[3]

While in the WWF/E Martin was a former European, Hardcore, and Intercontinental champion. In addition to singles success, Martin has won both the WCW Tag Team Championship and WWF Tag Team Championship with Booker T.

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We send our condolences to his family and friends. We are a part of the Global Wrestling Promotions & Top Notch Wrestling Family.

The news has shocked all of us at our organization.

The Test will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Top Notch Wrestling | Mar 14, 2009 2:15:31 PM


Another wrestler dead and gone.
What a waste.

Posted by: guy chapman | Mar 14, 2009 3:20:29 PM

R.I.P Test

Always in our thoughts
Enjoyed watching you kick ass in WWE

What a waste another wrestler dead

Posted by: guy chapman | Mar 14, 2009 3:21:16 PM

steriods fuck people !

Posted by: methylone | Mar 22, 2009 3:53:06 AM