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May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/2/07: Congressman Stearns’s Commitee Also Sends Letter to WWE

The New York Daily News reports today that the leaders of a second congressional panel have asked World Wrestling Entertainment for information about its steroid-testing program and said they may hold hearings later this year on drugs in pro wrestling.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/8/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Reviewed at PopMatters.com

WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal is reviewed today at the website PopMatters.com.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/9/07: Second Congressional Letter to WWE

Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade Keller has tracked down the July 31 letter to World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon by Congressmen Bobby L. Rush and Cliff Stearns, the chairman and ranking minority member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/13/07: Wrestling Death No. 10 in 2007: Brian ‘Crush’ Adams

Brian Adams, who wrestled as “Crush” on the WWF tag team Demolition, has died at age 44.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/16/07: Benoit / Wrestling Deaths Article in Today’s Washington Post

The Washington Post today has a long, thorough article on the Chris Benoit case and the pandemic of deaths in pro wrestling.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/19/07: ‘Josh Kornbluth Show’ Replay — Monday, August 20, KQED-TV in San Francisco

WRESTLING BABYLON author Irvin Muchnick’s February interview on The Josh Kornbluth Show on San Francisco’s PBS affiliate, KQED-TV, Channel 9, will be replayed on Monday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 8/31/07: WWE Suspends 10; Congressional Hearings Now Certain

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the suspension of ten wrestlers for violations of its “wellness policy” after the district attorney in Albany, New York, produced information that they were on the client list of Signature Pharmacy, an Internet trafficker of steroids and human growth hormone.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 9/2/07: Bracing for a Benoit Bombshell

The investigations of pro wrestling’s death culture can expect to take an intriguing new turn this week with new revelations by Michael Benoit, the father of wrestler Chris Benoit, who killed his wife, their son, and himself over a weekend in late June.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 9/5/07: Preview of Findings on Chris Benoit’s Brain

Michael Benoit, father of Chris Benoit, will be coordinating a series of public appearances over the next two days to highlight information about the condition of the wrestler’s brain before he murdered his wife and their son, and committed suicide, over the course of a weekend in June.