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August 25, 2011

The Depressing Demise of The Nature Boy: woo'?

posted by yerfatma to other at 11:19 AM - 11 comments

Why you gotta mess with my childhood memories like that?

posted by justgary at 11:43 AM on August 25

Wow! That is so sad!

posted by yzelda4045 at 01:47 PM on August 25

It boggles my mind that someone can be so financially and socially inept as to get himself into so much trouble. It also disturbs me that people can continue "enabling" him by loaning him money, using him for promotions, and the like. People like him (and his wives) need keepers so they won't continually injure themselves and each other - not physically, but emotionally and financially. What a scary story!

posted by Howard_T at 03:09 PM on August 25

It is indeed a sad story.

We all know people that don't manage their money well, spending way more than they should because they have access to loans. "Normal" people, as in those that are not celebrities/athletes, usually get told "no" a bit sooner than those like The Nature Boy. He'd be better off if someone had told him no.

posted by dviking at 04:52 PM on August 25

Bad things happen to everybody but when bad things continually happen over and over again to someone, isn't it time they take a good look at themselves? Reading the story I just kept thinking, wow how can a guy be such an idiot. Obviously he really has to take responsibility for most everything that happened to him.

posted by Atheist at 06:23 PM on August 25

I pretty much agree. I don't celebrate it, but it certainly appears that the Nature Boy is his own worst enemy by a county mile. But, it's an article on Grantland, so I'm not sure it's gospel.

Thinking of current online wrestling writing. I've been a bit disappointed with the Masked Man's work on Grantland. His Dead Wrestler of the Week column on Deadspin was one of my personal favorites. When on, he is quite a writer.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:09 PM on August 25

It boggles my mind that someone can be so financially and socially inept as to get himself into so much trouble.

For the most part, we are not taught to be financially responsible. Making a lot of money doesn't change that fact, or protect you from disaster. You can simply crash and burn more spectacularly.

posted by justgary at 07:23 PM on August 25

Only reason Flair was still wrestling was he needed the money.

Flair is another of those sad cases who, for whatever reason, can't quit.

A guy his age should not be blading like a mofo every other match. But he does.

posted by Drood at 07:39 PM on August 25

For the most part, we are not taught to be financially responsible. Making a lot of money doesn't change that fact, or protect you from disaster. You can simply crash and burn more spectacularly.

At some point though, most people learn. Trial and error, and all that.

posted by cl at 01:07 AM on August 26

At some point though, most people learn. Trial and error, and all that

Agreed, and I'm not absolving the nature boy from this. He obviously hasn't helped the situation at all. I'm guessing he got use to and felt the need to lead a certain lifestyle, so even when he knows he's out of control he has trouble doing anything about it.

I think that's a big problem that joe average doesn't have. Going from making millions to much less has to be a shock.

posted by justgary at 12:37 PM on August 26

He seems like a classic case of sticking his fingers in his ears and going "I am not listening la la la la".

I hid from my debts for a while. Albeit those debts would be pocket change to the Nature Boy, but sooner or later you DO learn by trial and error.

Sad to see he screwed Highspots.:(

His lawyers put out a denial today. Though it seems they ONLY denied the alcoholic cardiomyopathy part, which amused me as I'd have thought a strenuous denial of "get's his cock out for total strangers" might have been an idea.

Fortunately I think wrestlers are smartening up these days. I remember reading about CM Punk recently for example, and he spends almost nothing, and it's believed he could walk from wrestling now and be set for life.

posted by Drood at 11:38 PM on August 26

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