Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

ARCHIVE 3/5/08: Wrestling Is Back on the Congressional Radar Screen

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

No less Byzantine than the politics of wrestling are those of the United States Congress. Vince McMahon, a brilliant businessman, appears to have miscalculated the latter by declining to appear Wednesday at an omnibus hearing on steroids and sports that was called by Congressman Bobby Rush, chair of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

ARCHIVE 3/3/08: Orlando Sentinel Exaggerates WWE Profits by $134.8 Million

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

As blog readers know, I’ve made a hobby horse out of the Orlando Sentinel’s absurd “Countdown to WrestleMania” coverage, and the near-certainty that World Wrestling Entertainment flacks are in bed with the newspaper’s editors.

ARCHIVE 3/3/08: Ambiguity on Jake Roberts and the WWE Hall of Fame

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Jake Roberts’ camp is denying that there’s a set plan — first reported by Jason Powell at PROWRESTLING.net — for him to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.

ARCHIVE 3/2/08: What is the Orlando Sentinel’s Deal With WWE?

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

The managing editor of the Orlando Sentinel effectively acknowledges that the newspaper has a business relationship with World Wrestling Entertainment during the build-up to WrestleMania 24 in Orlando, though he maintains that the deal does not influence the newspaper’s coverage.

ARCHIVE 2/29/08: Muchnick to Orlando Sentinel: Here’s the Real WrestleMania Story

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Below is my email to Mark Russell, Andrea Adelson, Jerry Greene, and David Whitley of the Orlando Sentinel, and subsequent exchange with Adelson.