Jesse Ventura Blames Steroids For Wrestler Deaths


WWE Hall of Fame inductee Jesse Ventura spoke with about the recent spate of deaths in professional wrestling and why so many of his past co-workers have died in recent years.

Ventura said “I know why. I don’t have to answer that question. They abused steroids and they abused a lot of other things and when you do that, you’re living life in the fast lane and you know, you roll the dice. I don’t need to ask a question because I know why they’re dying. You notice I’m not dying, because I never abused steroids. I tried them, but I never used them very much. If you notice, I still have my build. The guys who use steroids lose their build as they get older cause they gotta stay on them.”

Ventura also noted that he feels no pressure to return to politics due to a lack of interest in the American people. “The average American has shown me that they’ve earned me yet…. I say that in this aspect, this country is a bunch of lemmings now. They get marched right off the cliff and until they show me a break from this lemming mentality, I’m not putting myself up out there.”

The full, hour-long interview, including Ventura’s thoughts on 9/11 and US foreign policy, is available here.