Archive for March, 2010

UK’s Sun Picks Up Umaga Story

Published March 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

The British newspaper The Sun, in an article by Simon Rothstein, cites this blog’s report on Umaga’s cause of death. See http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/2872949/Former-WWE-wrestler-Umaga-was-killed-by-a-heart-attack-brought-on-by-a-toxic-cocktail-of-drugs.html. I commented for The Sun: “Spin it any way you like, Umaga was the latest of hundreds of avoidable pro wrestler deaths over the last generation. This statistically impossible cluster of fatalities can […]

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Wrestler ‘Umaga’ Died of ‘Acute Toxicity’

Published March 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

The results are in for the toxicology study of World Wrestling Entertainment performer Eddie “Umaga” Fatu, who died at age 36 of a heart attack in Houston on December 4, 2009. Dan Morgan, supervisory forensic investigator for Harris County, told me in an email, “The cause of death is acute toxicity due to combined effects […]

Muchnick Flashback: ‘See Ya Later, Congress …’

Published March 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

[originally published at SLAM! Wrestling on January 5, 2009, under the headline, “See ya later, Congress — McMahon-McDevitt tag team wins again,” http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/GuestColumn/2009/01/04/7916471.html.] By Irvin Muchnick Last year, as two separate committees of the United States Congress bore down on World Wrestling Entertainment in the wake of the Chris Benoit disaster, Stephanie McMahon Levesque addressed […]

View Hearst’s Sunday Story on Linda McMahon and the Aborted WWE Federal Steroid Investigation

Published March 1st, 2010, Uncategorized

The crack staff of Wrestling Babylon Blog LLP has uploaded a facsimile of Brian Lockhart’s story at this link: http://muchnick.net/hearst022810.pdf