Associated Press Picks Up Bradley Death, Bret Hart Update, More


Associated Press Picks Up Bradley Death, Bret Hart Update, More
The Associated Press has picked up the story on the passing of former WWF developmental wrestler Steve Bradley, who was found dead Thursday morning in his car in a parking lot across the street from where he once operated a professional wrestling school in Manchester, New Hampshire. In a new bit of information stemming from Bradley's death, officials say Bisson (his real last name) was indicted on heroin possession charges last month. Here is the AP's article in its entirety: NH police investigate pro wrestler's death MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a former professional wrestler whose body was found in a parked car near his closed wrestling academy in Manchester, N.H. Investigators say they found the body of 32-year-old Steven Bisson, who went by the name Steve Bradley, Thursday morning. Officials say Bisson was indicted on heroin possession charges last month. An autopsy was inconclusive, but police say it does not appear foul play was involved. Bisson participated in non-televised matches with World Wrestling Entertainment and in 2002, opened the Top Rope Pro Wrestling Academy. Lordsofpain.net, a wrestling Web site, said Bradley's academy had closed within the past six months.

As reported earlier, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart is recovering from major reconstructive knee surgery. Hart offered comments regarding his surgery and being inspired meeting his fans during his recent book signing tour on his official website, www.BretHart.com. Bret wrote: "After meeting so many real heroes over the past few months, my knee surgery has been a breeze, and I can honestly say I wouldn't have managed as well without their support and encouragement. Thanks to all of you who took the time to see me, buy my book, express your condolences about Owen, Davey, and my mother and father. Thanks for everything, the last couple of months were some of the best memories wrestling has ever given me, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart." You can read his message in its entirety (and see a post-recovery photo) at BretHart.com.

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