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.
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.)
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).
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.
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.