Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Plugola Central: WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick in CNN Documentary

Author Irvin Muchnick is interviewed in a documentary on CNN about professional wrestling that will air for the first time on Wednesday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.The hour-long program, entitled “Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling” and part of the CNN Presents series of special in-depth reports, covers the topic of drugs and death in the industry. This issue rose to public consciousness following the June double-murder-suicide of wrestler Chris Benoit and is now the focus of investigations by two committees of the House of Representatives.

Muchnick is author of WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal and co-author of BENOIT: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport. He is working on the forthcoming book CHRIS AND NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death.



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