There is much debate about how much effect steroid use has on the premature deaths of professional wrestlers. As this list will be updated with causes of death, where available, it is beneficial to have some idea of the side effects of steroid use. While the true long term side effects are not fully known, it is believed that just a few of the side effects of steroid use include: heart disease, liver damage, kidney damage, cancer, strokes and blood clots, depression, thoughts of suicide, paranoia, hallucinations, severe mood swings, and ‘roid rage’ – severe, agressive behavior that may result in violence.
Also known as the 123-Kid, Syxx-Pac, or by his real name, Sean Waltman, he has had his shares of pitfalls. Like many others on this list, he has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. A home sex-tape of him and Chyna (mentioned earlier) leaked and was part of that relationship dissolving. He attempted suicide in 2008 after punching his then-girlfriend Alicia Webb. After a four-month trip to rehab, paid for by his friends and the WWE, Waltman seems to be back on track, and even appeared on WWE television a few times in 2014 and 2015. A 2017 arrest on drug charges was later found out to be a misunderstanding, as the “drugs” in question were nothing more than pills for a yeast infection.