Archive for November, 2010

WWE Agent Dean Malenko’s Friendship With Late Eddie Guerrero Involved More Than I Realized

Published November 25th, 2010, Uncategorized

See “WWE road agent Dean Malenko has suffered a hushed up health scare,” Keith Harris, Cageside Seats, http://www.cagesideseats.com/2010/11/24/1835282/wwe-road-agent-dean-malenko-has-suffered-a-hushed-up-health-scare.   Irv Muchnick

Five Questions Linda McMahon Wasn’t Asked on ‘Face the State’

Published November 23rd, 2010, Uncategorized

Linda McMahon’s loss-lap interview Sunday on Face the State, WFSB, Channel 3, is online at http://www.wfsb.com/facethestate/index.html. Here are some of the topics that didn’t come up during the nine-minute segment: 1. Linda, the vanity thrill of running for political office and feeling important is understandable. But what, besides your wealth, makes you think another run […]

Report: Ex-Wrestler Dean Malenko Recently Had Heart Attack

Published November 22nd, 2010, Uncategorized

I have been told by a reliable source that in recent months ex-pro wrestler Dean Malenko, who now works for the World Wrestling Entertainment front office, suffered a heart attack. Malenko (real name Dean Simon, age 50) was a very close friend of the two WWE wrestlers whose deaths most galvanized attention to the company’s […]

Connecticut Investigation of WWE Involves Unemployment Insurance Taxes

Published November 22nd, 2010, Uncategorized

Connecticut Department of Labor spokesman Paul Oates told me today that any audit of World Wrestling Entertainment would be coming out of the department’s Unemployment Insurance Division, not its Wage and Workplace Standards Division. Oates emailed: “[A]t this time, I am unable to confirm or deny that there is or was a WWE audit undertaken […]

Coverage in Britain’s Shortlist Magazine

Published November 20th, 2010, Uncategorized

This week’s issue of Shortlist, a widely circulated men’s magazine in Great Britain, has an important article by writer James McMahon (no relation to Vince and Linda, obviously), entitled “Is This the Most Dangerous Entertainment in the World?” The piece covers the Chris Benoit murder-suicide and the pandemic of deaths in the wrestling industry, and […]