ARCHIVE 6/10/07: WRESTLING BABYLON ‘A Great Read (Whether You’re a Fan or Not)’ —

Published May 12th, 2009, Uncategorized

WRESTLING BABYLON ‘A Great Read (Whether You’re a Fan or Not)’ —

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal is a “great read (whether you’re a wrestling fan or not),” providing “a brutally honest look at some of wrestling’s darkest moments,” says a review at the popular wrestling website

Calling author Irvin Muchnick “a true wordsmith,” reviewer Mike Rickard II adds that WRESTLING BABYLON provides “a keen analysis of the evolution of professional wrestling and the much ballyhooed ‘dumbing down of America’” and draws deft parallels between the spread of performance-enhancing drugs in wrestling and that in major league sports.

The full article can be viewed at

Muchnick will be a guest on “Wrestling Observer Live,” the popular Sunday evening radio show hosted by Wrestling Observer publisher Dave Meltzer, on June 10. The show airs from 5-7 p.m. Pacific time (8-10 p.m. Eastern time). Check for your local Sports Byline USA network affiliate, or listen to the streaming audio at

Muchnick is scheduled for book signings in St. Louis on Thursday, June 21 (Pro Wrestling Shirt Shop, South County Mall, 7 p.m.) and Friday, June 22 (Borders Books, Sunset Hills Plaza, 7 p.m.). For a complete schedule of Muchnick’s media appearances during his St. Louis tour, follow the WRESTLING BABYLON Blog,

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