Monday, April 5, 2010

Kayfabe Monday--April 5th Edition

Photo Credit: Lisa Marie Varon a.k.a. Tara from TNA Wrestling

Originally today's feature dealt with Orlando Jordan's entrance and gimmick from the March 29th edition of TNA Impact, but something happened over the weekend that I think takes more precendence--Chris Kanyon, real name Chris Klucsaritis, committed suicide at the age of 40. He had been open about suffering from a bipolar disorder and had talked and threatened suicide many times in the past according to those who are close with him.

Stories about his life are starting to flood in--one story from Johnny Kashmere of the Backseat Boyz said: "I'm shocked about kanyon committing suicide. I heard he was depressed but this is awful. When he was trainer at the WCW Power Plant he used to let the new guys stay in his house so they could save money not having to rent a place and be broke and starving. All stories i've ever heard had Kanyon having a big heart,... i will miss him, i was always a huge Mortis mark..."

Now here is my question--he had a very big heart, helped out those who needed the help, looked out for others the whole nine yards, and people knew about his bipolar disorder and threatening of suicide before...why did no one try and get him the mental help that he so desperately needed? Or maybe his close friends did and he refused? The world will never know. Only thing I know is that here is another wrestler who has passed away way too soon.

If yourself or know of anyone who is depressed and threatening suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

I believe in Kayfabe,

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