The website New Zealand Pro Wrestling Informer has a positive review of Irvin Muchnick’s WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal at http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3575&Itemid=70.
In my Beyond Chron piece today on the Congressional committee investigations of pro wrestling’s culture of drugs and death, I mistakenly identified Tom Davis, ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, as being from Maryland. Davis represents Virginia.
Two committees of the House of Representatives are edging toward hearings this fall that will further define the blurred lines of our junk-besotted popular culture.
The essential question before them is whether the lives of professional wrestlers are as highly valued as those of aging character actors and exploited children.
Readers have pointed out that the blog item about Randy Orton’s rumored suicide attempt referred erroneously to his “Legend Killer” gimmick. Orton began using the gimmick well before Eddie Guerrero died.