RIP John Lennon. The list of sudden and unexpected celebrity deaths is long—Princess Di, Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. Which one affected you the most on an emotional level?
Either Chris Benoit or Eddie Guerrero. I was, what, nine? when Princess Diana died; I didn't properly know who she was.
Eddie had gone through so much in fighting drug addiction, breakup of his family, his career; he got that all back and he was on top of the motherfucking world and then he was dead in a hotel room, where the abuse caught up to his heart.
And Chris Benoit...this wasn't originally my thought, but I've adapted it somewhat. Everyone has a favourite sport. Each sport has a black spot - OJ, drugs in the Olympics, whatever. Wrestling has its steroid scandals, the deaths before the age of 40, and Chris Benoit. Wrestling is a niche sport and what a good 60-70% of people I come across look down on, and quite honestly look down on me for liking it. Wrestlers get scraps of respect. And when a wrestler dies, who the fuck cares, you know?
I do. Because most of the world doesn't, and most of the world didn't know who Chris Benoit was until June and July 2007. While I was crying in my room at the thought of this inspirational, fantastic wrestler dying in the prime of his life when he should be caring for his family, the rest of the world was gossiping over a murderer nicknamed 'Crippler'.
I shouldn't have done this prompt, because now I'm in a horrible mood.
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