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May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/10/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Appendix Appears to Be Basis of Congressman’s Call for Steroid Investigation

Congressman Cliff Stearns, Republican of Florida, has called on the House Energy & Commerce Committee “to investigate allegations of rampant steroid use in professional wrestling.”
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/12/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick Quoted in July 23 Globe

Irvin Muchnick, author of WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal, is quoted extensively (”and accurately,” he affirms) in the centerfold package of the new (July 23) issue of the Globe supermarket tabloid.
May 13, 2009

BLOG ARCHIVE 7/16/07: ECW Press Announces ‘Chris and Nancy’ by Irvin Muchnick, Story of Benoit Murder-Suicide

July 16, 2007 – ECW Press announced today that it has signed author Irvin Muchnick to write a book about the sensational case of wrestler Chris Benoit. The book, entitled CHRIS AND NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be published in 2008.
May 13, 2009

BLOG ARCHIVE 7/21/07: Kronus Is Wrestling Death No. 7 in 2007; Congressman Confident on Fall Hearings

Bryan Alvarez of Figure Four Weekly reported on tonight’s edition of CNN’s Nancy Grace that painkillers are suspected in the death this week in New Hampshire of former pro wrestler George Caiazzo (”John Kronus”). The toxicology report is pending.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/21/07: P.S. From Dave Meltzer: Kronus is Death No. 7 in Just the Last Month

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter wrote this in response to the previous blog item stating that John Kronus was the seventh pro wrestler death of this year: “Actually it’s No. 7 in the last month. Left out Moondog Nathan in Tennessee, plus Devil Bhudakhan in Pittsburgh (copycat hanging, idolized Benoit).”
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/21/07: P.S. From Georgiann Makropoulos: George “John Kronus” Caiazzo Was 38

Georgiann Makropoulos, wrestling fan and journalist, points out that our item about the death of George Caiazzo, who wrestled as John Kronus, got his age and the spelling of his name wrong.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/25/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick on KTRS St. Louis, Thursday, July 26

Irvin Muchnick, author of WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal will be a guest on KTRS Radio, 550 AM in St. Louis, on the Morning Show with Vic Porcelli and Katy Jamboretz on Thursday, July 26.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/26/07: Correction on Date of WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick’s Interview on KTRS St. Louis

WRESTLING BABYLON author Irvin Muchnick’s interview today with Vic Porcelli of KTRS, 550 AM in St. Louis (and streaming at http://ktrs.com) was taped and will air tomorrow — Friday, July 27 — at 6:40 a.m. Central time.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 7/28/07: Second Congressional Committee Probes WWE’s Drug Culture

In a letter released today by Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Tom Davis of Virginia — respectively, the chair and ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform — the committee asks World Wrestling Entertainment to provide complete information on the company’s drug-testing policies and procedures.