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ARCHIVE 12/29/07: P.S. List of Wrestlers Under Age 50 Who Died in 2007

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

I’m getting immediate feedback with additions to my just-posted list of 11 names. I’ll be following up shortly.

ARCHIVE 12/29/07: List of 11 Wrestlers Under Age 50 Who Died in 2007

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

I’ll go out on a limb here and predict that no more pro wrestlers under age 50 will die in the last three days of 2007. If so, the number will hold at 11.

ARCHIVE 12/29/07: Why Wrestling Dodged the Congressional Bullet

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

In an Orwellian world where wellness policies are not well, the other shoe of life’s wrestling angle is not quite ready to drop, after all. At 100+ dead and counting, it’s still in the tease stage.

ARCHIVE 12/26/07: Greg ‘Mr. Gillis’ Gillies Is 11th Pro Wrestler to Die Young in 2007

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Greg Gillies, 44, a musclebound journeyman Canadian pro wrestler who was booked “Mr. Gillis,” has died of a heart attack at age 44.

ARCHIVE 12/26/07: Congressional Non-Hearings Explained in New SLAM! Wrestling Column

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

What happened to the Congressional hearings on the pro wrestling industry, which were being explored by two different committees of the House of Representatives in the wake of the June double-murder-suicide of wrestler Chris Benoit? (The Benoit case is No. 8 on Time magazine’s list of the year’s top crime stories.)

I explain in “Looks like wrestling will dodge Congress’ steroid bullet,” a column today at SLAM! Wrestling on canoe.ca, “Canada’s home page for sports.”