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May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/30/07: Some More 2007 Wrestler Deaths — Running Total is Now 21

I thank Rich Tate of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com for the sketchy info on these additional pro wrestler deaths under age 50 this year:
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/9/08: WrestlingObserver.com: ‘Best Pure Writer Known to the Wrestling Industry’

Joe Babinsack, in a very nice column at the Wrestling Observer website, says: “Irvin Muchnick is the best pure writer known to the wrestling industry.”
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 2/7/08: Author Muchnick in CBC’s ‘fifth estate’ Benoit Documentary

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship investigative documentary program, “the fifth estate,” last night premiered “A Fight to the Death,” reported and narrated by host Bob McKeown. The piece examines and jumps off from last year’s double-murder-suicide of star pro wrestler Chris Benoit.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 2/16/08: Clemens’ Fake Records, Wrestling’s Real Deaths

If Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ron “Doom” Simmons, and Scott “Razor Ramon” Hall managed to follow the coverage of Wednesday’s sensational House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing – in which baseball’s Roger Clemens denied that he ever used anabolic steroids or human growth hormone – those three worthies would have had to do so from the rec room of an Atlanta-area rehab facility where they are attempting to kick drug addictions. (Check out Jake the Snake’s message on his MySpace page.)
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 2/28/08: ‘McMahon Botches His Spot, and Congress Is Back’ at SLAM!

Irvin Muchnick’s analysis of today’s hearing of the House Commerce, Energy and Consumer Protection Subcommittee is the lead story at Canada’s SLAM! Wrestling site.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 2/28/08: Footnotes on Yesterday’s Congressional Steroid Hearings

I commend the complete coverage of the steroids-in-sports hearing of the House Energy, Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommitee at both Jason Powell’s PROWRESTLING.net (http://prowrestling.net) and Wade Keller’s Pro Wrestling Torch (http://pwtorch.com).
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 2/28/08: Author Muchnick To Discuss Congress and Pro Wrestling in Radio Interview

Author Irvin Muchnick will discuss Wednesday’s Congressional hearing on steroids in sports — and especially the significance of World Wrestling Entertainment chair’s Vince McMahon’s failure to show up for the hearing — in an interview with Dan Kennedy on WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa, Friday, February 29, at around 9:00 a.m. Central time.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/29/08: Mark Kriegel, FoxSports.com: ‘Nothing Fake About Wrestling’s Juicing Problem’

Mark Kriegel of FoxSports.com has a terrific column up this morning about WWE chair Vince McMahon’s no-show at Congressional hearings. See “Nothing fake about wrestling’s juicing problem,” http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7855250/Nothing-fake-about-wrestling’s-juicing-problem.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 2/29/08: Muchnick to Orlando Sentinel: Here’s the Real WrestleMania Story

Below is my email to Mark Russell, Andrea Adelson, Jerry Greene, and David Whitley of the Orlando Sentinel, and subsequent exchange with Adelson.