The Rumor Mill: Mar. 14

Celeste WinchesterSenior Analyst IMarch 14, 2009

Rumor Mill Mar. 14


Hi people, and welcome to the Rumor Mill.


This episode is dedicated to former WWE Superstar Test Mar. 17, 1975 -Mar. 13, 2009.





It's a sad day for the WWE Universe as yet another wrestler is found dead.

Andrew Martin, better known as Test, was found dead by Tampa Police around 8:00 PM Friday night.

Police were called to his home for a welfare check after a neighbor said she could see into his apartment at Post Harbor Apartments and noticed that Test appeared motionless for several hours.

Right now, Police say they don't think there was any foul play involved.

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

Andrew "Test" Martin was a former World Wrestling Entertainment Intercontinental, European, and Hardcore Champion, as well as a Tag-Team Champion.

Most recently, Martin worked for NWA-TNA Wrestling under the name "The Punisher" Andrew Martin.

Test was 33 years old, he died just days before his 34th birthday.



"Martin worked for WWE from 1998 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007. Martin was thrust into a prominent position from the onset because of his size and muscularity, with the "Test" nickname being short for 'testosterone.'

"The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Martin held numerous WWE titles but was best known for his storyline "romances" with Stephanie McMahon (the daughter of promotion owner Vince McMahon) and Stacy Keibler. Martin and Keibler, now an actress who appeared on Dancing With the Stars, had an off-screen relationship as well until splitting several years ago."



Bobby Lashley headed for MMA

In an a recent interview, he stated, “I want to be a champion. That's the main goal. Of course, everybody wants to make it in the UFC. That's the top organization. But Affliction is coming up real strong. Strikeforce is coming up real strong. In Japan there are a lot of great fighters there.

"I just want to make it to the top. When I went into professional wrestling, I wanted to go to the top, and now that I'm a fighter, I'm training as hard as I can, as long as I can to make it to that level, to be the best”


John Cena

Heads up ladies

It seems that John Cena and high school sweetheart have split.

According to sources, their relationship has consisted of on again off again break-ups.

For those of you interested, some photos of Cena proposing have leaked onto the net.


On The Diva Front


Ex WWE Women's Champion Victoria, noted in her MySpace blog that she is now taking MMA classes.


Apparently Victoria is getting ready for a possible future in MMA.


WrestleMania 25 card lineup so far:



WWE Title Match
Triple H(c) vs. Randy Orton


World Heavyweight Title Match
Edge(c) vs. Big Show vs. John Cena


The Streak vs. Mr. Wrestlemania
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels


Money in the Bank Ladder Match
CM Punk vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs Kofi Kingston vs. Christian vs. Finlay


Brother vs. Brother
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy


25 Diva Battle Royale



Edge is still battling some nagging injuries. He’s had some knee issues in the past, but it remains unclear of the severity of his current ailments and how and if this will affect his match at Wrestlemania 25.

Rumors regarding an injury to the Samoan Bulldozer Umaga are false . The Superstar was not injured in his last match.

WWE diva Candice should be cleared of her ankle injury by Mar. 18 to return to the ring


Inside The Cover

WWE WrestleMania magazine features match recaps for every match and show except matches featuring Chris Benoit. In WrestleMania 20’s main event, the only thing that apparently happened was “Triple H losing his title.”


Future Matches:

The joint SmackDown and ECW taping scheduled for May 19 from the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH features Undertaker and Jeff Hardy vs. Edge and Matt Hardy as the main event, according to

Well that's about it for today; stay tuned for more news and gossip.


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