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ARCHIVE 11/7/07: Bret Hart’s Selective Steroid Commentary

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

At the end of my largely complimentary review of Bret Hart’s autobiography, Hitman, I made the point that Hart, who advocates a union for pro wrestlers, has not “stepped up to the plate” on the key current issue: outside regulation of the industry to curb the drug abuse that has claimed hundreds of lives.

ARCHIVE 11/6/07: Wrestling Author Muchnick in CNN Documentary

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Author Irvin Muchnick is interviewed in a documentary on CNN about professional wrestling that will air for the first time on Wednesday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

ARCHIVE 11/4/07: Vince McMahon, Mr. 400 Percent

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

It’s always amusing to see examples of how the BS of pro wrestling is ingrained into — indeed is interchangeable with — the BS of big business.

In response to a local columnist’s published opinion that hosting next spring’s WrestleMania is a blight on the city of Orlando rather than an honor, in light of the recent revelations of the drug-and-death culture enabled by World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE chair Vince McMahon does a q-and-a with a badly overmatched Orlando Sentinel reporter.

ARCHIVE 11/3/07: Review of Bret Hart’s ‘Hitman’

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Review of Bret Hart’s ‘Hitman’ Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 A web exclusive: http://muchnick.net/HitmanReview.pdf

ARCHIVE 10/30/07: Vince McMahon & Joe Lieberman: Morality Play Tag-Team Partners

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Sun-tzu, the great Chinese military theorist, is credited with a piece of advice that remains solid two and a half millennia later: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” As Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment draws heat from two Congressional committees, which are contemplating hearings on the scandal-plagued pro wrestling industry, the principle is well illustrated by the strange relationship between WWE and the moralistic senator from its home state, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.