Arizona is not unique in having many wrestlers who did not last long, regardless of the reason. Other states may say the same thing,.
Sweet Daddy Slime, Mean Joe, Little Mamba (Black mamba;s long forgotten "brother" who lasted all of 3 matches or so), Storm Rider, Curly Joe, Hardrock Kimball, The Gravedigger. The list goes on and on.
Big Rob Long started in Tucson in the late 1980s as a protege of Ron Sutherland. he had a couple matches with his trainer and then slipped out of the spotlight.
In the 1990s he re-emerged for Rage In The Cage promotions as a "bodyguard" for Sutherland, who had since changed his ring name and was going as Section 8.
Long had a long enough run, to make a play on words, where he could claim invovlement in wrestling before callign it quits.
He still makes his home in Tucson and follows wrestling as a fan,.