July

July 29, 2009

Muchnick Book Club: QUEEN OF THE RING by Jeff Leen

I’m most of the way through a wonderful new book, The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend by […]
July 28, 2009

Wrestling Babylon YouTube Channel Adds Classic Muchnick Interview Clips

The Wrestling Babylon channel at YouTube has added two classic clips of national television interviews by author Irvin Muchnick to promote magazine articles that were later […]
July 27, 2009

Chris Hedges’ New Jeremiad … And a Plague of Chrises

Chris Hedges has published a new book called Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. Hedges is an award-winning journalist and […]
July 27, 2009

Damien Steele Was 34

Touching up our earlier item, Julie Patterson tells me that Damien Dothard (“Damien Steele”) actually turned 34 on June 27. The funeral in Georgia is now […]
July 26, 2009

Damien Dothard (“Steele”) Cause of Death: Aneurysm

Here are full details on the death of Damien Dothard (“Damien Steele” in WWE developmental and for one televised WWE match, and in Deep South Wrestling). […]
July 26, 2009

(Very Little) More on Dead Wrestler Damien Steele

I have just a few nuggets of new information, and no real hard information, on the death last week of independent wrestler Damien Steele. As noted […]
July 24, 2009

Another Dead Wrestler — Damien Steele

A wrestler on the Georgia independent circuit, Damien Steele, was found dead at home on Wednesday. The first reports don’t say where (probably Georgia) or his […]
July 17, 2009

Meltzer on Lesnar — Read and Learn

Frank Deford has called Dave Meltzer, publisher of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “the most accomplished reporter in sports journalism.” With the right subject in the right […]
July 17, 2009

‘Brock Lesnar: Fusion Sports Star’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

[originally published at Beyond Chron on July 14, http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=71]31] By Irvin Muchnick They used to say that the day before the major league baseball all-star game […]