While speaking with newsmen, Cena gave his candid opinion on the possible cause of the painful deaths taking away the promising superstars.
“There are a lot of guys that did all those dates on the road and they’re fine. And there are a lot of guys who lived like there was no tomorrow and guess what: when you do that there’s no The Von Erich family is the biggest tragedy in professional wrestling.
At one time, David Von Erich was seen as a future world champion and one of the best wrestlers in the industry.
He died in Japan of a drug overdose, although World Class covered it up and claimed it was from medical complications tomorrow. Like, that stuff catches up with you plain and simple.”
Former WWE world champion Eddie Guerrero battled drug addiction for years and finally cleaned up only to die of heart failure at the age of 38. Chyna died at the age of 45. Miss Elizabeth was 43. “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig was 45. Mike Awesome was 42. Test was 34. Ravishing Rick Rude was 41. Davey Boy Smith was 40. Brian Pillman was 35. Also, Wrestling hero Adrian “Lionheart” McCallum died last month very unceremoniously.
The list can go on, but for everyone who died early in the WWE, there are those who lived to old age. That is the point that John Cena is making as there are many who lived life differently and they are still with us today.
In the podcast, John Cena was asked about the way the WWE takes care of their wrestlers now. Cena said he admires that the WWE offers financial assistance and health care for injuries and that the company pays wrestlers now when they are injured.
John Cena said that the WWE also offers secondary education to help wrestlers move on when they leave the industry