WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal

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F irst published in 2007, this is a collection of articles about pro wrestling behind the scenes in its era of transformation and tremendous growth. Some were cover stories in major magazines. Another, “Born-Again Bashing With the Von Erichs,” was selected for the anthology Best Magazine Articles: 1988. The book also includes the author’s memior of his uncle, the legendary promoter Sam Muchnick; the People magazine article that busted Hulk Hogan as a steroid user; and the hushed-up tale of what really happened when Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s girlfriend died in a Pennsylvania motel room.

"Irv Muchnick knows wrestling like Anna Wintour knows fashion. He writes with passion and savage humor." -- Frank Deford

“The wrestling version of Alice in Wonderland: you fall into the hole and you discover a world you never dreamed of. But Muchnick didn’t dream this stuff up, he dug it up.” -- Scott Ostler, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

“In a world of timid, formulaic scrivenings on sports and entertainment and sports entertainment, WRESTLING BABYLON is a sock on the jaw.” -- from the Foreword by Bert Randolph Sugar, boxing historian and author

Order on Amazon here, or order an autographed copy direct from the author for US $17.95, postage paid. (PayPal to paypal@muchnick.net, or money order to Wrestling Babylon, P.O. Box 9629, Berkeley, CA 94709. Canadian orders, add US $5.00 for postage; all other foreign orders, add US $10.00 for postage.)

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