Archive for November, 2010

How Vince and Linda McMahon’s WWE Beat the 1990s Steroid Charges: A Resource Guide

Published November 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

“Tampering Cloud Over Wrestling Big’s Trial,” by Jack Newfield and Phil Mushnick, New York Post, November 22, 1995 — full text viewable at http://muchnick.net/nyposttext.pdf “The Fixer: Journalist. Private Eye. Mole. Snitch. It’s All in a Day’s Work for Marty Bergman, the Zelig of New York’s Information Highway,”  by William Bastone, Village Voice, December 19, 1995 […]

How the McMahons’ WWE Beat the Rap in the 1990s (Part 2, the Steroid Charges)

Published November 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

(YESTERDAY: Part 1, the Sex Charges, http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/how-the-mcmahons%E2%80%99-wwe-beat-the-rap-in-the-1990s-part-1-the-sex-charges/) Before circling back to the conclusion of yesterday’s post, we should reemphasize the single biggest factor in the 1994 acquittal of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute steroids. That was the 1989 tip to Vince and Linda McMahon of the […]

How Vince and Linda McMahon’s WWE Beat the 1990s Sex Charges: A Resource Guide

Published November 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

“Tampering Cloud Over Wrestling Big’s Trial,” by Jack Newfield and Phil Mushnick, New York Post, November 22, 1995 — full text viewable at http://muchnick.net/nyposttext.pdf “The Fixer: Journalist. Private Eye. Mole. Snitch. It’s All in a Day’s Work for Marty Bergman, the Zelig of New York’s Information Highway,”  by William Bastone, Village Voice, December 19, 1995 […]

How the McMahons’ WWE Beat the Rap in the 1990s (Part 1, the Sex Charges)

Published November 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

While a much more important story plays out behind the scenes, the Connecticut media remain mesmerized by the nonexistent political future of Linda McMahon, who just blew through $50 million of her World Wrestling Entertainment-generated wealth to lose the U.S. Senate race there by double digits and help drag the state Republican Party down to […]

Connecticut Columnist Sketches How Linda McMahon Killed State Republican Party, But Ignores Next Step: Government Investigations of WWE

Published November 27th, 2010, Uncategorized

The always sharp Chris Powell of the Manchester Journal Inquirer talks some sense about the lunacy of a second Linda McMahon run for the Senate. See “Amid  Republican ruins, McMahon plans encore,” http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2010/11/27/chris_powell/doc4cefcbf26d364482659680.txt. Right on, brother Chris. Unfortunately, Powell – like everyone else at the media throttle in Connecticut – has not gone on to […]