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.
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.
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.
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.
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.