Wrestling Babylon

By Irv Muchnick

Wrestling Babylon
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Professional wrestlingӳ most notorious scandals and drug-fueled spectacles are laid out using insider details and investigative journalism in this powerful expos顯f the sport. Featuring pieces previously published in magazines such as Penthouse and People, this book examines ... Read more


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Professional wrestlingӳ most notorious scandals and drug-fueled spectacles are laid out using insider details and investigative journalism in this powerful expos顯f the sport. Featuring pieces previously published in magazines such as Penthouse and People, this book examines the demise of the old Mafia-like territories, whose wake, with the help of cable television and deregulation, helped fuel the astonishing growth of professional wrestling. These solemn and thoroughly investigated accounts?of Hulk Hoganӳ drug use, the untimely death of Jimmy ?SuperflyԠSnukaӳ girlfriend, the ill-fated Von Erich clan, and various scandals associated with World Wrestling Entertainmentӳ Vince McMahon?go beyond the theatrics to illustrate what really goes on behind the curtain and where the sport now stands.

Irv Muchnick

Irvin Muchnick is a writer whose work has appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times to Penthouse. He is the nephew of legendary wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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