WWE Wrestlemania have always been heart of WWE and their contenders its veins, but the death of the Ultimate Warrior reminded everyone that these veins are also susceptible to death. The list goes on. As per the result of counts, its clear that now around 1/3rd of Wrestlemania contenders are dead.
Below are the list of some of them great contenders:
1. JIM HELLWIG.
The ultimate warrior’s death just after wrestlemania XXX mourned everyone. “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that’s larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers — by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live ”
2. RANDY SAVAGE.
Randy Savage dies of heart attack in 2011 when he was 58. At wrestlemania VI, he and Sensational Sherri Martel lost their tag team title to Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire.
3. ANDRE THE GIANT.
In wrestlemania VI,Andre and Haku lost their WWE tag team championship match to Ax and Smash of Demolition. He died at the age of 46 due to heart failure in 1993.
4. RICK RUDE
At wrestlemania VI, he defeatedÂ Jimmy Snuka. He also died of heart attack at the age of 40 in 1999.
5. CURT HENNIG.
He died at the age of 44 due to “acute cocaine intoxication” in 2003.
6. JOHN TENTA
Knows as Earthquake, he was 42 when he died in 2006 due to cancer in bladder.
7. RAYMOND FERNANDEZ
He was known as Hercules. He died at the age of 47, in 2004 due to severe heart disease.
8. ALLEN COAGE
and this list goes on with Allen Coage, Sherri Martel, Dino Bravo, Ray Traylor, Sapphire, Miss Elizabeth and Jim Hellwig.