ARCHIVE 7/2/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Cited in FoxSports.com Column Calling for Congressional Investigation

Published May 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

WRESTLING BABYLON Cited in FoxSports.com Column Calling for Congressional Investigation

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal – Irvin Muchnick’s timely new book about pro wrestling behind the scenes — is cited by columnist Mark Kriegel in a story at the top of FoxSports.com this morning (Monday, July 2), headlined “Congress needs to get involved … now.”

Kriegel quotes author Muchnick as writing that being a professional wrestler “looks as hazardous as a military billet in Fallujah” in light of his research showing that at least 87 wrestlers — and almost certainly far more — died young between 1985 and 2006 from causes related to the wrestling lifestyle. The murder of Nancy Benoit by her husband Chris Benoit (who then also killed their 7-year-old son and himself) raises to five the additions to this list just since WRESTLING BABYLON went to press last December.

The Kriegel column can be viewed at http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6982280#.