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ARCHIVE 9/14/07: WWE Death-O-Mania!

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Two committees of the House of Representatives are edging toward hearings this fall that will further define the blurred lines of our junk-besotted popular culture.

The essential question before them is whether the lives of professional wrestlers are as highly valued as those of aging character actors and exploited children.

ARCHIVE 9/13/07: Correction: Congressman Tom Davis Is From Virginia

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

In my Beyond Chron piece today on the Congressional committee investigations of pro wrestling’s culture of drugs and death, I mistakenly identified Tom Davis, ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, as being from Maryland. Davis represents Virginia.

ARCHIVE 9/13/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick’s Essay, ‘WWE Death-O-Mania!’, at

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

“WWE Death-O-Mania!” is the headline over WRESTLING BABYLON author Irvin Muchnick’s essay in today’s (Thursday, September 13) issue of Beyond Chron, the San Francisco online daily newspaper.

ARCHIVE 9/10/07: Not Fit to Print in The Washington Post

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

After doing a preliminary edit, The Washington Post, in its wisdom, has declined to publish my letter in response to a story last month about the alarming number of pro wrestler deaths.

ARCHIVE 9/7/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Reviewed in New Zealand

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

The website New Zealand Pro Wrestling Informer has a positive review of Irvin Muchnick’s WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal at