WWE Hall of Fame inductee Jesse Ventura spoke with CYInterview.com 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 â€œI know why. I donâ€™t have to answer that question. They abused steroids and they abused a lot of other things and when you do that, youâ€™re living life in the fast lane and you know, you roll the dice. I donâ€™t need to ask a question because I know why theyâ€™re dying. You notice Iâ€™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.â€
Ventura also noted that he feels no pressure to return to politics due to a lack of interest in the American people. â€œThe average American has shown me that theyâ€™ve earned me yetâ€¦. 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, Iâ€™m not putting myself up out there.â€
The full, hour-long interview, including Ventura’s thoughts on 9/11 and US foreign policy, is available here.