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May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/18/07: Congressional Hearings on Wrestling Confirmed for Early 2008 — Baltimore Sun

Congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, has decided to follow through on hearings to address the drug problems in pro wrestling, the Baltimore Sun reported.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/19/07: USA Today Weighs in Again

“Doping still an issue in wrestling,” http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2007-11-18-drugs-wrestling-cover_N.htm
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/19/07: WRESTLING BABYLON home page redesigned

WRESTLING BABYLON home page redesigned Monday, November 19th, 2007 http://wrestlingbabylon.com
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/23/07: Holiday Shopping

Both WRESTLING BABYLON (http://www.amazon.com/Wrestling-Babylon-Piledriving-Drugs-Scandal/dp/1550227610/sr=1-1/qid=1162384171/ref=sr_1_1/102-2628163-5820164?ie=UTF8&s=books) and BENOIT (http://www.amazon.com/Benoit-Wrestling-Horror-Destroyed-Crippled/dp/1550228129/ref=pd_rhf_p_1) are selling strong at both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/25/07: Batista: Touchy, Touchy

Mike Mooneyham of the Charleston Post and Courier has an interesting interview with Dave “Batista” Bautista, WWE star and author of the new book Batista Unleashed. See http://web.charleston.net/news/2007/nov/25/batistas_climb_top_took_toll/.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/25/07: Batista P.S.

A blog reader points out that my earlier item about Dave Bautista’s interview with Mike Mooneyham is, if anything, far too gentle.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/26/07: Batista, Master of the Torn Triceps

Blog reader Jake Butikas (a writer who also manages Jake “The Snake” Roberts’ MySpace page) further points out that Batista has been bothered throughout his WWE career by torn triceps tendons.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/28/07: Dave “Angel of Death” Sheldon Is 11th Pro Wrestler to Die Young in 2007

Dave Sheldon, 43, who wrestled for several major promotions (though never for World Wrestling Entertainment or its predecessor), has died in Texas.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/30/07: Bret Hart on Steroids

As someone who has been critical of Bret Hart for not speaking out more forcefully about steroids and drugs, I think it’s only fair to present his extended statements on the topic, which perhaps have more nuance than I’ve given him credit for.