The Orlando Sentinel, which has been covering the build-up for WrestleMania in the city, is planning on publishing a story on the apparent steroid issues in pro wrestling within the next few weeks. This is according to an email exchange between wrestling author Irv Muchnick (who published WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death and Scandal) and reporters from the newspaper.
TheSportsInterview.com features an interview with Jake “The Snake” Roberts. After the death of Chris Benoit, World Wrestling Entertainment set up a rehab program for current and former employees and Roberts was one of the first to take them up on it. Regarding his trip to rehab, Roberts said, “Well, it’s been wonderful. First off I want to say, thanks to the WWE I have a new lease on life. I feel like Iâ<80><99>ve truly exercising the demons I carried for so many reasons. Without the help of Vince McMahon and company I wouldnâ<80><99>t have had it. Itâ<80><99>s been very expensive. Itâ<80><99>s been very intense. Itâ<80><99>s been a whole lot of damn hard work. Truth be known the first time I went to rehab and the second time I went to try to save a job. This time I truly went to save my life.”
Ring of Honorâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Rising Aboveâ<80> pay-per-view will be on iN DEMAND tonight at 7 PM, Thursday at 9 PM, and in the traditional wrestling pay-per-view timeslot on Sunday at 8 PM this week. The DISH Network will have the pay-per-view available on their All Day Ticket this Thursday and Saturday. Here is an excerpt from my review of â<80><9c>Rising Aboveâ<80> featured on the official Ring of Honor website: “….you will be absolutely amazed at the work of Austin Aries and Nigel McGuinness….Thank you Ring of Honor for giving real wrestling fans something to enjoy. I donâ<80><99>t care if itâ<80><99>s boxing, mixed martial arts, or professional sports, you wonâ<80><99>t get more action than what you will get in this two hour masterpiece.”
Director Darren Aronofsky and actor Mickey Rourke will be filming very important scenes for the upcoming movie â<80><9c>The Wrestlerâ<80> at the Ring of Honor events this Friday and Saturday at The Baker Theatre in Dover, New Jersey. Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries vs. Nigel McGuinness & Go Shiozaki will headline Saturdayâ<80><99>s show. Below are the cards for both nights:
– Ring of Honor in Dover, New Jersey on Friday, March 14th:
– Ring of Honor in Dover, New Jersey on Saturday, March 15th: