Generic term for the early death experienced by many professional wrestlers. Generally attributed to heart failure by way of drug and/or steroid abuse.
There's been a bad case of Wrestler's Flu sweeping across the squared circle
in recent years, taking the lives of Kanyon, Test, Crush, Miss Elizabeth, Umaga, Eddie Guerrero, Bam Bam Bigelow, The Big Bossman, Crash Holly, Mr. Perfect, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, British Bulldog, Hawk, and about 37 of the Von Erich Family, to name but a few.