Archive for September, 2009



Another Independent Wrestler Dies of Apparent Brain Injury

James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch with the lowdown on the death a pro wrestler, 21-year-old Matt “Riot” Lowry, possibly from a brain aneurysm:

http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_35357.shtml

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Linda McMahon Throws Her Hat — and Baggage — Into the Ring

It’s official: World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has resigned to run for the Republican nomination for Christopher Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut.

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CHRIS & NANCY Author Muchnick Reviews Chris Hedges’ ‘Empire of Illusion’

Irvin Muchnick, author of the forthcoming CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, reviews Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges at SLAM! Wrestling today:

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/Reviews/2009/09/06/10771891.html

Jeff Hardy Arrest — You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Jeff Hardy, a WWE star who left the company less than a month ago, was arrested in North Carolina on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of steroids.

Hardy’s recent WWE storylines revolved around his drug past. He was the “babyface,” or good guy, against non-druggie CM Punk, the heel, or bad guy.

There’s plenty more on this all over the web. See, for example, Kevin Eck’s “Ring Posts” blog at the Baltimore Sun: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/wrestling/blog/2009/09/jeff_hardy_arrested_on_drug_trafficking_charges.html.

Irv Muchnick

New Wrestler Death

Peter Goodman, 29, who wrestled with the independent Arizona-based promotion Impact Zone Wrestling, died August 27. Mike Aldren’s Wrestling Globe newsletter said the listed cause of death was an overdose of pain pills.

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