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Former pro wrestler found dead in Tampa

Reported by: Chad Cookler
Email: ccookler@abcactionnews.com
Last Update: 3/16 8:38 am
TAMPA, FL -- A former professional wrestling champion was found dead inside his Tampa apartment Friday night, just days before his 34th birthday.

Andrew "Test" Martin, who wrestled for almost 10 years, mostly for World Wrestling Entertainment, was found dead inside his apartment on Harbor Place Drive around 8 o'clock.

Officers found his body after a neighbor called police, saying she could see Martin through an apartment window and that he hadn't moved in several hours.

Foul play is not suspected, investigators said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine how the former wrestler died. 

Martin debuted in the WWE in 1998. He retired last December but had just returned from working in Japan and was planning to leave for a 2 week trip to Europe this Monday, the day before his birthday, Martin said on his MySpace page.

During his time with WWE, 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" Andrew Martin.

Martin has 2 recent DUI arrests, including last April in Pasco County.
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