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Former pro wrestler arrested again for driving while impaired

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Former professional wrestler Matt
Hardy is facing a driving while impaired charge for the second time
in less than a month.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that police at Raleigh-Durham
International Airport arrested Hardy on Monday. A police report said a driver
reported a 2011 red Chevrolet Camaro was swerving across traffic
and had nearly hit two different cars three times.

Police said a breathalyzer test was negative, but Hardy failed a
field sobriety test.

In August, Hardy's car ran off a Moore County road and hit a
tree. He has a Sept. 28 court appearance in that case, and a Nov.
30 court appearance in Raleigh in the latest incident.

Hardy and his brother Jeff made up a popular pro wrestling team
known as the Hardy Boyz.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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This is soo sad

First off let me say Ive met Matt and his brother outside of the business and they are both good guys. UP until recently it had primarily been Jeff who had legal issues and well as legit issues with using both illegal substances as well as illegally obtained legal substances (Prescription drugs). Sadly it appears Matt is heading down that same road and its very unfortunate. While its true professional wrestling is scripted it is no less physically demanding as many other sports. The difference with professional wrestlers versus other sports is while other sports have an off season, Professional wrestlers dont have that luxury to make the money you have to be in the ring performing, if you dont work you dont get paid. Also unlike other sports wrestlers are totally on the hook for any healthcare needs to include medical expenses, there is no workers comp theres no team trainer to help these guys rehab. The sad truth is while these guys are performing for your entertainment there is also a huge epidemic of early death among the professional wrestling business. While other sports have begun to address the issue of head injuries and sadly the WWE and others need to begin to address the issue. They have made some forward steps with their wellness policy which initially was a joke. With the well reported deaths of some big names such as Eddie Guerrero they finally woke up to what was going on. I fear though that the issue of head injury as well as chronic injuries that has lead an epidemic of chronic drug use due to repeated injuries and chronic pain these entertainers endure based on the pressure to keep going because "the Show must go on".. In the end how many of them have to die to keep the show going before its too many.