ARCHIVE 5/3/07: WRESTLING BABYLON ‘An Acerbic Anthology’ (Play, Philly Arts Weekly)

Published May 12th, 2009, Uncategorized

WRESTLING BABYLON ‘An Acerbic Anthology’ (Play, Philly Arts Weekly)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal – Irvin Muchnick’s book about pro wrestling behind the scenes — is reviewed in the April 25 issue of Play, a Philadelphia-area arts and entertainment weekly. Reviewer David J. Foster calls WRESTLING BABYLON “an acerbic anthology that tears into the storms that plagued the [WWE chief Vince] McMahon era, from illegal steroid use to the sex scandals.” Foster focuses on the chapter about the mysterious 1983 death of the girlfriend of wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in a motel room near Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The review can be viewed at http://www.playphilly.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18252931&BRD=2766&PAG=461&dept_id=578221&rfi=6

(scroll down to the fourth item)