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May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/14/08: McMahon Family Dynasty in Decay (From Wrestling Observer)

McMahon Family Dynasty in Decay (From Wrestling Observer) Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [reprinted from yesterday’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter website, with some typos cleaned up: http://www.f4wonline.com/content/view/8977/] Irv […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 3/6/09: ‘Mixed Martial Arts Hits a Speed Bump’ at Beyond Chron

‘Mixed Martial Arts Hits a Speed Bump’ at Beyond Chron Monday, April 6th, 2009 Irvin Muchnick’s latest column for Beyond Chron, “Mixed Martial Arts Hits a […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 3/6/09: In Other News …

Readers of this blog probably noticed a lull in content lately. There are two main reasons for this — the first being that my book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death has been delivered to the publisher, ECW Press, and is in production.... The other reason Wrestling Babylon News slowed down involves my other hat, as a writers’ rights activist and lead objector to a global class-action copyright settlement with print and electronic publishers.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/13/09: McDevitt Cites Error in ‘Wrestling Babylon’ Death List, and Meltzer Clarifies

From the excellent coverage of the Waxman documents on drugs in pro wrestling, in the current issue of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/10/09: Reprint of SLAM! Wrestling Column ‘See Ya Later, Congress …’

Reprint of SLAM! Wrestling Column ‘See Ya Later, Congress …’ Saturday, January 10th, 2009 [originally published at SLAM! Wrestling on January 5 under the headline, “See […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/6/09: WWE’s Dr. Ray Doesn’t Get It

Another opening into the argument in my previous post is this statement by Dr. Tracy Ray, the WWE Wellness Program’s medical review officer, to the Congressional investigators:
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/6/09: Paining by Numbers: How WWE Compartmentalizes Death

I’ve been harsh on the outcome of the Congressional investigation of pro wrestling’s death pandemic.... However, I have to agree that the record created by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is impressive.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/5/09: When Vince McMahon Stole Frank Deford’s Shoes

One of the stranger passages in Vince McMahon’s interview by Congressional investigators is where he’s asked about Frank Deford’s piece praising a study of early deaths in wrestling by Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 1/5/09: How Vince McMahon Outfoxed Congress … at SLAM! Wrestling

How Vince McMahon Outfoxed Congress … at SLAM! Wrestling Monday, January 5th, 2009 Last year, as two separate committees of the United States Congress bore down […]