The professional wrestling business is demanding on the bodies and minds of its talent. In past generations, alcohol and pills were commonly used to get through the pain.
That approach led to rampant addiction and saw scores of talent passing away, often well under the age of 65. Fans from the late 1970s, 1980s and 1990s may especially recall the deaths of fan favorites, often with drugs, alcohol and suicide involved.
Serious, nagging injuries remain common in an industry where performers wrestle numerous times a week, exposing their bodies to significant pain, even when moves are performed as planned.
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