The Associated Press issued the following article:
Ex-WWE champ, Andrew Martin, found dead in Fla.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ? Authorities say former professional wrestler Andrew Martin, who was known as “Test” and “The Punisher” to fans, has died at his Tampa home. He was 33.
The former World Wrestling Entertainment champion was found dead at his apartment Friday night. Police say a neighbor reported that she could see into his apartment window and that Martin appeared motionless for several hours.
Police say there was no indication of foul play. A cause of death will be determined after an autopsy.
During his time with Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment, Martin held the Intercontinental, European and Hardcore belts. He was also a tag-team champion.
Martin most recently worked for TNA Wrestling under the name “The Punisher.”
Note from Ryan Clark: Let me just say that I absolutely hate to have to report on stories like this. I had exchanged emails with Andrew numerous times over the years so this one is especially tough for me to have to report on. I got a call last night shortly after 3AM from someone within the business asking me if I had heard anything. At that time, I had not and was shocked to even hear about it. Please take just a minute today to pray for his family and friends.
Do you have any memories of Andrew ‘Test’ Martin? I’d love to hear about them. Send me an email at [email protected]