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May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/10/07: Cena and CNN and Me

On July 31 I had an approximately two-hour session with a CNN interview crew. The producer who interviewed me was neither Drew Griffin (the on-camera reporter who narrates Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling and interviews Vince and Linda McMahon) nor the woman seen on the WWE video interviewing John Cena.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/10/07: Pro Wrestling Torch: Cena Should Agree to Random Independent Drug Testing

Wade Keller of Pro Wrestling Torch – another of the very top-tier wrestling journalists — weighs in on the Cena-CNN matter at http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_23538.shtml.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/12/07: Buckle Up for the Post-Cena/CNN (And Oh, by the Way, Post-Benoit) Period

As the dust settles on Death Grip, CNN’s investigation of pro wrestling — both on its valuable moments and on its irresponsible quoting out of context of John Cena — I think it’s more important than ever to fight against Gresham’s Law.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/13/07: ‘Hitman Is Off-Target’ at SLAM! Wrestling

Bret Hart is criticized for his passivity on the steroid issue in Irvin Muchnick’s guest column today at SLAM! Wrestling, the website of Canada’s canoe.ca.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/14/07: Feedback on Bret Hart

Interesting column on SLAM! Wrestling about Bret Hart. I disagree, particularly because of the point you make in your final paragraph.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/14/07: Another Cena/CNN Bullseye …

Another Cena/CNN Bullseye … Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 … is provided on James Caldwell’s blog at the Pro Wrestling Torch website: http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/font_color_770000_CALDWELL_S_TAKE_font_12/article_23571.shtml
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/14/07: PW Torch: WWE Blackballed Dave Meltzer from CNN’s ‘Death Grip’

Your intrepid blogger’s search for more and more cites of intelligent commentary on the John Cena/CNN controversy led me to yet another columnist at Pro Wrestling Torch: Bruce Mitchell. I commend to one and all the “Mitchell’s Memo” headlined “The Truth About Cable News, John Cena, and WWE” from PW Torch Newsletter #997/#998.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/14/07: Bruce Mitchell’s Cena/CNN/Meltzer PW Torch Column Is Viewable for Free

Wade Keller, the grand pooh bah of Pro Wrestling Torch, tells me that, contrary to the previous post on this blog, Bruce Mitchell’s current column is indeed being given away for free on the Torch website “because it was too important not to.”
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/15/07: EXCLUSIVE: My Memo to Congressmen Waxman, Davis, Rush, and Stearns

TO: Congressman Henry Waxman, Congressman Tom Davis, Congressman Bobby Rush, Congressman Cliff Stearns FROM: Irvin Muchnick RE: CNN’s “Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling”