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starWrestling PPV Cards with Highest Number of Deceased Participants

Why is this list here?
rank card deaths percentage of wrestlers now deceased deceased wrestlers
1United States WWF SummerSlam '90
Mon, Aug 27th 1990
11/2642.31%Bad News Brown, Dusty Rhodes, Earthquake, Hercules, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Sapphire, Sensational Sherri, The Texas Tornado, The Ultimate Warrior
2Canada WWF WrestleMania VI
Sun, Apr 1st 1990
15/3641.67%Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man, Dino Bravo, Dusty Rhodes, Earthquake, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Roddy Piper, Sapphire, Sensational Sherri, The Ultimate Warrior
3United States WWF WrestleMania X
Sun, Mar 20th 1994
8/2040.00%Bam Bam Bigelow, Crush, Earthquake, Luna Vachon, Mabel, Owen Hart, Randy Savage, Yokozuna
4United States WWF WrestleMania 2 (CA)
Mon, Apr 7th 1986
4/1040.00%Adrian Adonis, Hercules Hernandez, Junkyard Dog, Uncle Elmer
5United States WWF King of the Ring '94
Sun, Jun 19th 1994
6/1637.50%Bam Bam Bigelow, Crush, Mabel, Owen Hart, Roddy Piper, Yokozuna
6United States WWF SummerSlam '88
Mon, Aug 29th 1988
10/2835.71%Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man, Davey Boy Smith, Dino Bravo, Hercules, Junkyard Dog, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, The Ultimate Warrior
7United States WWF WrestleMania VII
Sun, Mar 24th 1991
12/3633.33%Big Boss Man, Crush, Dino Bravo, Earthquake, Hawk, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, The British Bulldog, The Texas Tornado, The Ultimate Warrior
8Australia i-Generation Rodman Down Under
Sun, Jul 30th 2000
4/1233.33%Curt Hennig, Hawk, Johnny Grunge, Rocco Rock
9United States WWF The Wrestling Classic
Thu, Nov 7th 1985
6/1833.33%Adrian Adonis, Davey Boy Smith, Junkyard Dog, Moondog Spot, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper
10United States WWF Royal Rumble '90
Sun, Jan 21st 1990
13/4032.50%Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man, Dino Bravo, Dusty Rhodes, Earthquake, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Roddy Piper, The Ultimate Warrior
11United States WWF Survivor Series '89
Thu, Nov 23rd 1989
13/4032.50%Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man, Canadian Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Dusty Rhodes, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Roddy Piper, The Ultimate Warrior
12United States NWA StarrCade '88
Mon, Dec 26th 1988
7/2231.82%Bam Bam Bigelow, Dick Murdoch, Dusty Rhodes, Eddie Gilbert, Hawk, Junkyard Dog, Ray Candy, Russian Assassin #1, Steve Williams, Tommy Rogers
13United States ECW November To Remember '97
Sun, Nov 30th 1997
7/2231.82%Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Bam Bam Bigelow, Chris Candido, John Kronus, Pitbull #2, Tommy Rogers
14United States WWF WrestleMania XII
Sun, Mar 31st 1996
5/1631.25%Owen Hart, Roddy Piper, The British Bulldog, The Ultimate Warrior, Yokozuna
15United States WCW The Great American Bash '92
Sun, Jul 12th 1992
5/1631.25%Brian Pillman, Rick Rude, Shinya Hashimoto, Steve Williams, Terry Gordy
16United States WWF In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks
Sun, Jul 23rd 1995
5/1631.25%Bam Bam Bigelow, Davey Boy Smith, King Mabel, Owen Hart, Skip, Yokozuna
17United States WCW Slamboree '93
Sun, May 23rd 1993
10/3231.25%Blackjack Mulligan, Brad Armstrong, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Davey Boy Smith, Dick Murdoch, Jimmy Snuka, Nick Bockwinkel, Rick Rude, Wahoo McDaniel
18United States WWF WrestleMania
Sun, Mar 31st 1985
6/2030.00%Andre the Giant, Big John Studd, Junkyard Dog, Matt Borne, Roddy Piper, The Executioner
19United States WWF In Your House 6: Rage In The Cage
Sun, Feb 18th 1996
3/1030.00%Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Yokozuna
20United States WWF SummerSlam '89
Mon, Aug 28th 1989
9/3030.00%Andre the Giant, Big Boss Man, Dusty Rhodes, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, The Ultimate Warrior
21United Kingdom WWF SummerSlam '92
Sat, Aug 29th 1992
6/2030.00%Crush, Earthquake, Hawk, Randy Savage, The British Bulldog, The Ultimate Warrior
22United States WWF SummerSlam '91
Mon, Aug 26th 1991
8/2729.63%Big Boss Man, Earthquake, Hawk, Hercules, Mr. Perfect, The British Bulldog, The Texas Tornado, The Ultimate Warrior
23United States WWF Royal Rumble '91
Sat, Jan 19th 1991
13/4429.55%Big Boss Man, Crush, Dino Bravo, Dusty Rhodes, Earthquake, Hawk, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, The British Bulldog, The Texas Tornado, The Ultimate Warrior
24United States WWF WrestleMania III
Sun, Mar 29th 1987
11/3828.95%Adrian Adonis, Andre the Giant, Davey Boy Smith, Hercules, Junkyard Dog, Little Beaver, Little Tokyo, Lord Littlebrook, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper, The Haiti Kid
25United States WWF In Your House 5: Season's Beatings
Sun, Dec 17th 1995
4/1428.57%Buddy Landel, King Mabel, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog
26United States WWF In Your House 17: Ground Zero
Sun, Sep 7th 1997
6/2128.57%Brian Pillman, Crush, El Torito, Hawk, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog
27United States WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies
Sun, Apr 28th 1996
4/1428.57%Owen Hart, Skip, The British Bulldog, The Ultimate Warrior
28United States WWF WrestleMania V
Sun, Apr 2nd 1989
11/3928.21%Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man, Dino Bravo, Hercules, Mr. Fuji, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, The Blue Blazer, The Ultimate Warrior
29United States WWF SummerSlam '93
Mon, Aug 30th 1993
7/2528.00%Bam Bam Bigelow, Doink the Clown (Borne), Giant Gonzalez, Jimmy Del Ray, Ludvig Borga, Mr. Perfect, Yokozuna
30United States WCW Uncensored '97
Sun, Mar 16th 1997
7/2528.00%Chris Benoit, Eddy Guerrero, Johnny Grunge, Mortis, Randy Savage, Rocco Rock, Roddy Piper
31United States ECW Heat Wave '98
Sun, Aug 2nd 1998
5/1827.78%Bam Bam Bigelow, Big Dick Dudley, Chris Candido, Hayabusa, Mike Awesome
32United States WWF Survivor Series '90
Thu, Nov 22nd 1990
11/4027.50%Big Boss Man, Crush, Dino Bravo, Dusty Rhodes, Earthquake, Hawk, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, The Texas Tornado, The Ultimate Warrior
33United States WCW The Great American Bash '99
Sun, Jun 13th 1999
6/2227.27%Bobby Duncum, Jr., Chris Benoit, Curt Hennig, Kanyon, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper
34United States ECW CyberSlam '98
Sat, Feb 21st 1998
6/2227.27%Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Bam Bam Bigelow, Chris Candido, Doug Furnas, John Kronus
35United States WCW The Great American Bash '98
Sun, Jun 14th 1998
5/1926.32%Chris Benoit, Eddy Guerrero, Kanyon, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper
36United States WCW Bash At The Beach '99
Sun, Jul 11th 1999
10/3925.64%Bam Bam Bigelow, Bobby Duncum, Jr., Brad Armstrong, Chris Benoit, Curt Hennig, Johnny Grunge, Kanyon, Randy Savage, Rocco Rock, Roddy Piper
37United States WWF King of the Ring '97
Sun, Jun 8th 1997
4/1625.00%Crush, Hawk, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog
38United States NWA TNA Weekly PPV #80
Wed, Feb 11th 2004
2/825.00%Abismo Negro, Hector Garza
39United States WCW Slamboree '95
Sun, May 21st 1995
5/2025.00%Big Bubba Rogers, Dick Murdoch, Randy Savage, Road Warrior Hawk, Wahoo McDaniel
40United States WWF Survivor Series '93
Wed, Nov 24th 1993
9/3625.00%Bam Bam Bigelow, Bastion Booger, Crush, Jimmy Del Ray, Ludvig Borga, Mabel, Owen Hart, Randy Savage, Yokozuna
41United States WWF In Your House 14: Revenge Of The 'Taker
Sun, Apr 20th 1997
3/1225.00%Doug Furnas, Hawk, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog
42United States WCW StarrCade '97
Sun, Dec 28th 1997
5/2025.00%Chris Benoit, Curt Hennig, Eddy Guerrero, Randy Savage, Ray Traylor
43United States WWF WrestleMania IX
Sun, Apr 4th 1993
5/2025.00%Crush, Doink the Clown (Borne), Giant Gonzalez, Mr. Perfect, Yokozuna
44United States WWF In Your House 12: It's Time
Sun, Dec 15th 1996
3/1225.00%Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, The Executioner
45United States WWF No Holds Barred: The Match/ The Movie Taping
Tue, Dec 12th 1989
1/425.00%Randy Savage
46United States WWF WrestleMania 2 (NY)
Mon, Apr 7th 1986
2/825.00%Randy Savage, Roddy Piper
47United States WCW Road Wild '99
Sat, Aug 14th 1999
7/2825.00%Bam Bam Bigelow, Bobby Duncum, Jr., Chris Benoit, Curt Hennig, Eddy Guerrero, Kanyon, Randy Savage
48Canada WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede
Sun, Jul 6th 1997
4/1625.00%Brian Pillman, Hawk, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog
49United States WWF Royal Rumble '89
Sun, Jan 15th 1989
10/4223.81%Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man, Big John Studd, Dino Bravo, Hercules, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, The Ultimate Warrior
50United States WCW SuperBrawl VI
Sun, Feb 11th 1996
5/2123.81%Brian Pillman, Hawk, Johnny Grunge, Randy Savage, Rocco Rock

Why is this list here?

The number of early deaths in professional wrestling is sadly way too high.

This list was originally created in the week after the passing of Macho Man Randy Savage. An article followed soon after on Yahoo! Sports that highlighted over 25% of the wrestlers at WrestleMania VII had since died. Pretty much every wrestling journalist has weighed in with views on the topic of deaths in pro wrestling at one time or another.

This list isn’t intended to be morbid; it’s simply here to highlight the number of well-known wrestlers with PPV exposure that have died before their time.

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