Monday, March 16, 2009

Remembering Andrew "Test" Martin

What's up, Everybody! Hope everyone is getting ready to party like Finlay and Hornswoggle for St. Patty's Day. Please be safe and be sure to wear green or you'll get pinched. Although, getting pinched is not always a bad thing. I enjoy it myself.

Unfortunately, our latest fallen brother, Andrew "Test" Martin, will not be able to celebrate his 34th birthday with us on Tuesday. This is such a difficult time for everyone in the wrestling community that are all shocked and saddened by this tragedy.

I, like many, many, others was a big fan of Test's work. His social skills were also very impressive, as well, because the big man managed to work his way into relationships with two of wrestling's super hotties, former WWE Diva, Stacy Keibler, and recently, current WWE Diva, Kelly Kelly. Not too shabby. Test had game.

To me, I felt that Test was really at the top of his game in the ring, during his last run in ECW. The reason I say this is because I got to witness his talent firsthand, in person, at a ECW houseshow that was held in Jackson, Tennessee, at the Oman Arena. To this day, the only thing that I really remember about that show is the enormous amount of heat that Test got. It was amazing! This is the main purpose and meaning behind this special post. A few weeks after his release from the WWE in 2007, I found Andrew Martin on MySpace. You can visit his MySpace account at The pictures above are actually from his MySpace. I added him and sent him a little message talking about that show in Jackson. He replied.

As soon as I heard the sad news, I asked myself, "Hey, I wonder if I still got that message from Test?" I checked and there it was. I thought it would be neat to share it. So, this is my special memory of Andrew "Test" Martin. I hope you like it. Some people may not think it's a big deal, but it meant a lot to this fan.

Happy Birthday to you, Test

Thanks for the Memories

You will be missed

Andrew "Test" Martin

~March 17, 1975 – March 13, 2009~

Here is my message to Andrew and his response in its entirety. His reply is first, followed by my original message that I sent him.

From: andrew
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Mar 30, 2007 2:07 PM
RE: Hey Test!
Lol...Thanks for being a great fan and yes I do actually remember that girl crying cuz I felt bad....for about 2 for being a fan and you never know where I might turn up...take care

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From: Derick
Date: Mar 30, 2007 4:44 PM

I was just browsing around and found you. I thought I would holla at cha and tell you that I'm a big fan of yours. I seen you last year in Jackson, Tennessee, at an ECW houseshow and thought you did one hell of a job, man. I mean, you can really piss some people off. That was awesome! You came out and slowly walked around ringside telling the fans about it and even tore a girl's sign that she had for Tommy Dreamer, who you wrestled that night. That girl started crying when you tore her sign. I loved it!!! I thought WWE really misused you, man and thought they could have done so much more with your angle with Lashley. I wish TNA would sign you because I think you could be their top heel. I hope you come to the South soon. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Thanks for your time, man