Former WWE Superstar Andrew “Test” Martin found dead

I found this out last weekend, but I’ve been busy all week and sometimes things like this simply pass by without me even giving a mention of it, but I figured it is important for me to say something about this. I always liked Test (Andrew Martin), ever since 1999 when he was in a storyline with Stephanie McMahon and he was in battles with Shane and the Mean Street Posse in the “Love Her or Leave Her” match and the marriage that simply was not meant to be when Triple H came out and showed the world that he in fact married Stephanie.

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He then moved on to Trish Stratus and Albert and created the team of T & A which sadly never amounted to anything. But they were a pretty good team back in 2000. I always felt that he was meant for more but simply could never attain it. I thought recently when he came back to WWE (or rather the ECW brand of WWE) that he would come back strong but he did not last long there.

I just saw a match with him vs Edge to unify the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WCW United States Championship and it saddened me to think of the potential that he had and that his life was cut so short. It’s a shame.

Thank you Test for some great memories over the last ten years. You will be missed.

–Cos

from Wrestlezone.com:

Breaking News: Andrew “Test” Martin Found Dead!

Details on the sudden, tragic death of former WWE and TNA star Andrew “Test” Martin.

by Wz Bill Behrens
Mar 14, 2009

I woke up this morning to discover that both Dave Meltzer and PWinsider.com’s Mike Johnson, among others, are reporting that Andrew “Test” Martin was found dead in his apartment in Tampa.

Martin was 33 years old and only 4 days away from his 34th birthday.

This comes as quite a shock.  I had spoken to Andrew within the last few weeks as he had called saying he really want to get out more on the Indies and was willing to work with promoters on his price.  I regret I had not spoken with him since.

The Tampa Police Department Issued the following:

At approximately 8:00pm on Friday, March 13, 2009, Tampa Police Officers responded to the Post Harbour Apartments, located at 725 Harbour Place Drive to check on the welfare of Mr. Andrew J. Martin. A neighbor reported that she could see into his apartment through a window and that Mr. Martin appeared motionless for several hours.

Officers entered the apartment and discovered Mr. Martin to be deceased. At this time there is no indication of foul play. The deceased was transported to the Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The date of the autopsy is undetermined at this time. The next of kin has been notified of the death.

Andrew “Test” Martin is a former wrestling

champion with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

Lieutenant William Ferguson

Tampa Police Department

I also found his WWE Titantrons on youtube:

Test’s first Titantron:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmZ7AOYU7hs

T & A with Trish Stratus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRYGGMwVczM

Test with Stacy Keibler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi4GwWyKkRM

This one was his most recent one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jDAbJ5CkiE

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