Archive for June, 2010

WWE Board Member Lowell Weicker Spins for Linda McMahon

Published June 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Former Connecticut senator and governor — and World Wrestling Entertainment charter board member — Lowell Weicker is a guest next Sunday on Dennis House’s Face the State on Channel 3. House previews the interview in a blog post at http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/weicker-blasts-blumenthal-raises-trust-issue/. At one point House  begins a question about Linda McMahon: “When her critics say you […]

Muchnick Book Bonus – ‘The (Thwak!) Deregulation of (Thump!) Pro Wrestling (The Bureaucrats Behind Hulk Hogan)’

Published June 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Originally published in The Washington Monthly, June 1988. Reprinted as Chapter 3 of Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal (ECW Press, 2007). Copyright 1988, 2007 by Irvin Muchnick. WAHOO McDANIEL’S INDIAN-STRAP MATCH against Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin started out as just another day at the office. When he was supposed to bleed […]

Linda McMahon Wants Your Vote … For Real!

Published June 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Smart people – who are about half as smart as they think – express amazement that others can take pro wrestling seriously. But for me, the question is a double helix. As I live and breathe, I will never be able to figure out why smart people are so dumb as to believe that everyone […]

Pro Wrestling Torch Mentions Dr. Joseph Maroon Issue

Published June 28th, 2010, Uncategorized

I believe James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch is the first reporter outside this blog to mention my efforts to get everyone to connect World Wrestling Entertainment medical director Joseph Maroon to the heavily criticized National Football League concussion policy committee, of which he is no longer a guiding light. See “Brain Institute releases findings […]

Brain Injuries in Linda McMahon’s WWE and the NFL – Where Sports and ‘Sports Entertainment’ Overlap

Published June 28th, 2010, Uncategorized

Drs. Julian Bailes and Bennet Omalu of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia University are announcing today that their studies of National Football League player Chris Henry – who died last year at age 26 under bizarre circumstances – show he had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. They have said that World Wrestling Entertainment performer […]