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Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal
Professional wrestlings most notorious scandals and drug-fueled spectacles are laid out using insider details and investigative journalism in this powerful expose of 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 de ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by ECW Press
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Is it possible to give this 0 stars? It's another salacious look at the wrestling industry, as told by an outsider without any affection for the art form. The only bright spot was a re-printing of the excellent 1988 Penthouse article on the Von Erich family decline. Unfortunately, this sums up this book perfectly: a re-printing of several articles designed to portray pro wrestling in the worst possible light.
Although this was an interesting read there was very little substance to it. Most conjecture and articles, so Americanised that at time it was nearly impossible to understand what the writer was alluding to. (I suppose what should I expect!). Still, at time (but not often) an insight worth raeding appeared. Pretty disappointintg tbh.