Sunday, June 28, 2009
A Piece of my Mind June 28th 2009 by "The Big Cheese" Sal Corrente
There have been many deaths in wrestling. It is no secret that "natural causes" have not listed as the cause of death for most of them. This past week there has been a lot of talk about death in entertainment. It started with Ed McMahon, then Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. The public response is normally critical when wrestlers or celebrities die. In most cases the person is looked upon as weak and messed up. It is really time to start placing the blame on the doctors that are star struck that turn the medical world in to a game of Candyland. In the case of Ed McMahon and Farrah it was just illness. It appears bad decisions led to Michael Jackson's death and could have been prevented. In our business it’s not much different and we all need to be held accountable for our actions. But how about these doctors that give out medication that ends up killing people? The three stupidest words in this country are YOU’RE THE DOCTOR. This is a world where professionals in many fields, especially medical, are basically in a position of authority. There are various reasons why they enable us to do things that they shouldn’t. I am sure financial gain plays a part as well as being awe struck by people in the public eye. It has to stop and stop now. Weak people can’t be enabled to do bad things.
The fear has to be put in these people that they will be prosecuted to the fullest degree. It’s clear what goes on and how people abuse power. I realize that the victims are weak people but when you are given authority in this country you have to be trusted with it. Whether it’s wrestling or anything else you people like Andrew “Test” Martin and others leave us to soon because of a blatant abuse of authority.
I know Michael Jackson has been controversial in his later years but in the same place so many of my wrestling memories were born Madison Square Garden I saw the Jackson Five. I won’t ever forget that night either. Sometimes we just have to say what we have to say.
Before I finished this word came out that Billy Mays the pitchman for so many products also passed at a young age. I hope there is no crazy story that comes from his death.
This picture was taken at WrestleReunion 1 in Tampa. At this time when money is being raised for Steve to help him I thought it was a good time to use this picture.
This isn’t a normal article it hasn’t been a normal week but it is a piece of my mind.