Despite the often-cartoonish nature of the sport, pro wrestling can be a rough and tumble world for those who participate in it. From dealing with the pain to making the heel turn, there can be little doubt that the day-to-day of life in the WWE can take a lot out of someone. While some pro wrestlers are able to endure the ups and downs, others succumb to their baser impulses. Here are 15 pro wrestlers who lost everything…
1. Mr. Perfect
As a WWE mainstay in the 90s, Mr. Perfect earned the respect of his fellow wrestlers. However, his demons and alcoholism eventually overtook him; he died of a cocaine overdose in 2003.
2. Hulk Hogan
One of Mr. Perfect’s greatest admirers was none other than Hulk Hogan. Since leaving the sport, Hulk has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, including for a recorded racist rant that lost him many fans.