Archive for December, 2010

All-Time Top 10 Most Visited Posts at This Blog

Published December 18th, 2010, Uncategorized

1. Muchnick Book Bonus: ‘In Bed With the WWF — Sex and Scandal in Pro Wrestling’, May 15, 2010 2. New Threats From WWE Lawyer Jerry McDevitt, December 17, 2010 3. EXCLUSIVE: WWE Wrestler Eddie ‘Umaga’ Fatu Died of ‘Acute Toxicity’, March 1, 2010 4. Eddie ‘Umaga’ Fatu Autopsy: 406 Pounds, Enlarged Heart, March 18, […]

New Threats From WWE Lawyer Jerry McDevitt

Published December 17th, 2010, Uncategorized

Yesterday I received a package from Jerry McDevitt of K&L Gates, attorney for World Wrestling Entertainment. Below is the text of my response. At the bottom of this post are links to McDevitt’s letter and exhibits. Dear Mr. McDevitt: I have read your December 16 emails (13-page cover letter attachment and the 110 pages of […]

Muchnick Flashback: WWE Docs Governed by ‘Private’ Pitt Med Center Ethics Policy

Published December 14th, 2010, Uncategorized

The post below was originally published here on March 31. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center doctors Joseph Maroon and Bryan Donohue, who head the clinical team for World Wrestling Entertainment’s “wellness policy,” have never responded to my requests for answers or comments. Nor have UPMC officials or the university’s chancellor, Mark A. Nordenberg. The Pittsburgh […]

Wrestler Dave Taylor Discusses Just About Everything Except …

Published December 13th, 2010, Uncategorized

… what he and his wife were doing outside Chris Benoit’s house in unincorporated Fayetteville, Georgia, on June 25, 2007. See “Gary Mehaffy interviews David Taylor,” Wrestling Observer/Figure 4 online, http://www.f4wonline.com/content/view/18680/ (subscribers only). In order to find out what Dave Taylor and his wife were doing outside Chris Benoit’s house in unincorporated Fayetteville, Georgia, on […]

Keith Harris of Cageside Seats on the Lurking Death Story in Mixed Martial Arts

Published December 13th, 2010, Uncategorized

Yet another reason why I say that you should care about death in pro wrestling even if you don’t care about pro wrestling: “Why isn’t Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy (CTE) being discussed more by the MMA media and athletic commissions?” Keith Harris, Cageside Seats, http://www.cagesideseats.com/2010/12/12/1872208/why-isnt-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-cte-being-discussed-more-by   Irv Muchnick