Another Wrestler Suicide Attempt

British wrestling journalist Mike Aldren reports that wrestler Chris Hamrick, 43, who worked for the original Philadelphia-based ECW, attempted suicide on  Tuesday. From Aldren’s Wrestling Globe Newsletter:

He had posted some strange messages on his Facebook page including, “BIG announcement tonight. Stay tuned. Its to die for!” followed later by “Hey world I just took 25 sleeping pills. Goodnight !” He had also sent out what were described as unusual text messages to friends. Last night authorities visited Hamrick’s residence in Rutherfordton, NC, to check on his welfare. He’s said to be getting the help he needs now with the support of his family.

I’m not familiar with Hamrick. According to his Wikipedia bio, he was once used by World Wrestling Entertainment in a skit on Raw.

Irv Muchnick


1 Response to “Another Wrestler Suicide Attempt”

  1. 1 Bix July 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Hamrick is pretty much a career independent wrestler. Incredibly talented, but never got opportunities due to being small, and when that became less of an issue, he looked too old to get a gig beyond a run in ECW near the end (where his gimmick was pretty much “sleazy looking southern guy”). TNA experimented with putting him under a mask as Crimson Dragon, but dropped him after one appearance. He was well-known for taking wild flat-back bumps to the floor in every match for years and years, as well as using the top rope legdrop as one of his trademark moves, so his back is probably a wreck.

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