Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell, a former professional wrestler, has died. Get more details plus see video and read a biography of Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell below.
Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell
Mike ‘Mad Dog” Bell, a former professional wrestler who has had a long struggle with substance abuse, has died. Bell was featured in his brother Chris’ 2008 documentary, Bigger, Stronger, Faster. The film focused on his siblings’ steroid use and he said that Mike had been addicted prescription pain medication and alcohol. He had been clean for the last 60 days.
“He was always wrestling, he was a personal trainer, he was always pushing his body to the max,” Chris Bell told the Orange County Register.
“You can’t really blame wrestling, but it’s kind of the lifestyle,” he said. “You have a couple of painkillers to get to the next match, have a couple drinks night to night and it gets out of hand.”
Bell was found dead Sunday at the Costa Mesa rehab home where he stayed.
As a biography, Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell was 37 years of age at the time of his death. He was a wrestler for WWE’s Monday Night Raw as a jobber (a wrestler who would lose a match), although he never officially signed a contract with them.
The WWE released a statement regarding Bell’s death:
“Although Mr. Bell was never under a WWE contract, WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Bell Family,” the WWE said.
He had wrestled for ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) in the past as well.
Video of Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell below.
Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell – Video