TODAY Part 1, Introduction
Tuesday WrestleMania 1991 Early Deaths 1-3 (Dino Bravo, Kerry Texas Tornado” Von Erich, Davey Boy British Bulldog Smith)
Wednesday WrestleMania 1991 Early Deaths 4-6 (John EarthquakeTenta, Michael Road Warrior Hawk Hegstrand, Ray Hercules Fernandez)
Thursday WrestleMania 1991 Early Deaths 7-10 (Curt Mr. Perfect Hennig, Ray Big Boss Man Traylor, Brian Demolition Crush Adams, Sherri Sensational Sherri Martel Russell)
Friday Facsimile of WWE Talent Contract
Saturday Two Words: Public Relations Vince McMahon on Why WWE Now Underwrites Drug Rehab for Ex-Wrestlers
Many Connecticut journalists covering the U.S. Senate candidacy of World Wrestling Entertainments Linda McMahon follow this blog. I take that as a compliment.
Some of them have told me that the information Ive been putting out there is too dense. I take that as a challenge.
We live in a sound-bite culture, one reader pointed out. Why dont you simplify things? If you were a reporter in Connecticut and confronted Linda McMahon, what is the one question you would ask to put her on the spot?
This series, currently scheduled for six parts (see above), attempts to meet this need.
We start with the question itself:
Ms. McMahon, no fewer than ten performers from your 1991 WrestleMania show alone would go on to die before age 50. Factors seem to include recreational drug abuse; abuse of anabolic steroids, along with painkillers, depression and anxiety medication, and other prescription drugs; and brain damage caused by dangerous industrial stunts, such as slamming chairs off their heads. Why should the voters of Connecticut not be taking into account this disturbing record of occupational health and safety?
NEXT: WrestleMania 1991 Early Deaths 1-3 (Dino Bravo, Kerry Texas Tornado Von Erich, Davey Boy British Bulldog Smith)