Andrew “Test” Martin died of Oxycodone overdose

Move along, nothing to see here.

Move along, nothing to see here.

Can’t get away from the drugs today, I guess: According to the UK Sun by way of Prowrestling.net, the cause of death for Andrew “Test” Martin was “an accidental overdose of Oxycodone.” Not to sound like a dick, but (a version of) that stuff is known as “hillbilly heroin” for a reason. Squeezing the word “accidental” in there doesn’t sound too convincing when talking about a drug that has a nickname, let alone a nickname that looks like Terry Taylor came up with it.

For another angle, pre-cause-of-death-announcement, read this write-up by Mike Mooneyham:

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/mar/22/wrestlers_death_familiar_story/?print

Nice read, lots of people with nice things to say about Martin. I still say one of my favorite matches I saw live was Test vs. Shane McMahon at Summerslam 1999. That doesn’t make this any less surprising. -Eric

Kurt Angle admits to steroid use, I spit out my Crystal Pepsi

*Mmmpppm... blppplp...* Mmm, missed one.

"*Mmmpppm... blppplp...* Mmm, missed one."

Prowrestling.net has snippets of an interview from Philly.com with Kurt Angle, where Angle admits to using steroids during his time in WWE. I know, consider me as shocked as you.

“Have I used steroids before?” Angle rhetorically asked. “Yes, I have, after I broke my neck and lost three inches in this arm and 21/2 in the other from loss of circulation.

“But I paid the price, both financially – I got fined $125,000 – and reputation-wise,” he says. “I was a pure athlete, an Olympic champion. And all of a sudden, I’m like Kurt Angle the cheater? It really sucked. You can test me right now. I’ll come up clean.”

Says the guy who was found gargling with prescription pills while driving barely more than a year ago. Clean of steroids? Probably. Clear of various scripts and whatever whore diseases he’s picked up along the way from his wife’s indiscretions and his own booty calls? Highly unlikely. This guy’s hospital chart could be an American Medical Supply book on its own. This is all speculation, by the way, but whatever. This guy was on death watch in 2006. The more he pickles himself, the better. (See: Roberts, Jake.) -Eric

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