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  • Trent Acid was an American professional wrestler who participated in several wrestling promotions throughout his career. Unfortunately, he passed away from a drug overdose at the young age of 29.

    How Trent Acid Died

    Trent Acid was found dead on June 18, 2010. His body was discovered by his mother at his Philadelphia home.

    According to the Philadelphia medical examiner’s office, Acid’s cause of death was due to an unspecified drug overdose.

    After his death, a tribute called “Acid-Fest” took place in his honor. In addition to this, he was inducted into the Hardcore Hall of Fame.

    About Trent Acid

    Michael Verdi (ring name Trent Acid) was born on November 12, 1980, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although he began wrestling at the age of 14, Acid made his first debut in 1999 at the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) at age 19.

    During his performance at the first Cage of Death cagematch, he teamed with White Lotus against the famous Kashmerinoes (consisting of Johnny Kashmere and Robbie Mireno). Later in his career, Acid joined with Kashmere to form The Backseat Boyz.

    According to the online World of Wrestling, during his time with CZW, Acid wrestled as an indie entertainer. However, it would not be long before he achieved his wrestling superstar status.

    Wrestling Highlights

    During his wrestling career, he won the United States Tag Team Xtreme Wrestling Championship with Mike Tobin. Additionally, Acid participated in the Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) three times along with Johnny Kashmere and Billy Reil.

    In 2002, Acid famously teamed up with Johnny Kashmere to defeat the wrestlers Homicide and Steve Corino in the Ring of Honor (ROH) promo match. In 2004, Acid challenged Samoa Joe for the ROH Championship, but unfortunately lost.

    From 2004-2009, Acid worked with Pro Wrestling Unplugged (PWU). During this time period, he made an appearance at the WWE on January 9, 2006.

    In 2007, Acid also participated in the Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) Championship. Afterward, he joined the Pro Wrestling Syndicate, returned to the CZW and back to the JCW before his death.

    Trent Acid’s History Of Substance Abuse

    Early in his life, Acid was charged with a considerable amount of issues including public intoxication and the possession of drug paraphernalia. In April 2010, just a few months before his death, Acid was arrested for heroin possession.

    Before his death, Acid participated in the “Card Subject to Change” documentary. The documentary shed light on the sport of wrestling and shared interviews from various wrestlers.

    Acid spoke openly about his struggles with addiction throughout the documentary and, more specifically, a time in which he overdosed. After his death, the documentary was dedicated to Acid and his memory.

    Did Trent Acid Attend Addiction Treatment?

    On May 12, 2010, after awaiting drug charges, Acid was notified that he must attend a court-mandated rehab program. Although Acid completed his stay at the rehab center shortly before his death, it’s unknown if he sought further help for addiction.

    Recovery Is Possible

    Trent Acid likely lived with heroin addiction until the day he died. However, recovery from all forms of opioid addiction is possible, and those living with opioid use disorder can avoid tragedy by participating in a professional rehab program.

    To learn about our evidence-based services, including medical detox, medication-assisted treatment, and individual/group behavioral therapy, please contact us today.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
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