San Jose Mercury News on Bash
From San Jose Mercury News:
"Just weeks after a gruesome double murder-suicide devastated the dimly lit world of professional wrestling, the embattled industry limps into San Jose Sunday for one of its biggest summer shows.
In the ring, in front of thousands of screaming fans, the stars will perform as though nothing has happened. But the deaths of wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-year-old son - and this week's findings that Benoit's testosterone levels were greatly elevated - have sharpened debate about the role of steroids in wrestling.
And with the recent indictment of a wrestling doctor for alleged illegal steroid distribution, talk of Congressional hearings this fall, calls for a wrestlers' union and the emergence of ex-stars blowing the whistle, the lucrative - and largely secretive - world of wrestling is getting unmasked.
World Wrestling Entertainment, the industry's largest player and the promoter of Sunday's "Great American Bash" at HP Pavilion, last year reported $400 million in revenues, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pro wrestling has enjoyed such phenomenal success in part by flying for years under the regulatory radar."
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