[Five Deadly Everythings]

Deadspin’s “Dead Wrestler of the Week” pays homage to fallen giants

Posted in obits by Jef on May 31, 2010

I don’t even watch wrestling anymore, but I still have enough fanboy in me to appreciate Deadspin’s “Dead Wrestler of the Week” series (which was my Morning Dump recommendation last Saturday on the Ashcan). Wrestlers deal with a lot of pressure and endure a lot of pain, and when you combine that with the industry’s history of shady and/or conflict-heavy business practices, the performers’ outsized personalities, and the expected toll an on-the-road lifestyle can take on one’s personal life, you can see why wrestlers lend themselves to pretty interesting biographies. Add freakish deaths into the mix (and really, so many have died too early), and those biographies become incredibly engrossing obituaries.

Going off the top of my head, Deadspin’s really only just getting started.

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