Professional wrestlingÓ³ most notorious scandals and drug-fueled spectacles are laid out using insider details and investigative journalism in this powerful exposé¡¯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 HoganÓ³ drug use, the untimely death of Jimmy ?SuperflyÔ SnukaÓ³ girlfriend, the ill-fated Von Erich clan, and various scandals associated with World Wrestling EntertainmentÓ³ Vince McMahon?go beyond the theatrics to illustrate what really goes on behind the curtain and where the sport now stands.
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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