Former WWE Superstar Andrew "Test" Martin Found Dead at Age 33

Joe DohertyContributor IMarch 14, 2009

I woke up this morning and as usual always check the wrestling news going around. I am in absolute shock upon hearing about Andrew "Test" Martin being found dead in his apartment.

I can't write about it so I just had to take the news story I read from

Source: Mike Johnson and

Former WWE Superstar Andrew "Test" Martin passed away last night at his home in Tampa, Florida at the age of 33, just four days away form his 34th birthday. We don't have many more details right now, but reports say he was found in his apartment.

Tampa area authorities have declined to confirm it is Martin, but word within the wrestling industry has been widespread.

Despite his earlier writings about the drug scene in the wrestling business, Martin ended up suspended under the WWE Wellness Policy and was released shortly afterwards. 

At the time, Martin claimed it was a mutual release that he asked the company for. Martin made a few appearances for TNA that year, but there was a feeling that his huge physique was neon sign for the impending US Congress investigation into the business, and also a feeling that his attitude didn't go over well with the TNA locker room, so he wasn't brought back.

Test talked about retiring from the business, but has made several appearances overseas since then, working a match in Japan last month. Martin was scheduled to leave this for a wrestling tour of Europe that would have made stops in several countries.

We will keep you updated with more details as they come in. Our deepest condolences go out to Martin's friends and family.