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By Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irv Muchnick, Greg Oliver

The lifestyles and alarming loss of life of acclaimed expert wrestler Chris Benoit are explored during this well timed and exhaustive biography. In June 2007 Benoit devoted suicide after killing his spouse and son, and the media insurance surrounding this event—as good because the evidence of the case and its results on specialist wrestling—are all generally addressed. Benoit’s existence ahead of and through his seasoned wrestling occupation is tested, as is his major impression at the wrestling international and frequent attractiveness. This close-up examine considered one of seasoned wrestling’s maximum and so much lamented figures additionally provides where of his tragedy within the darker aspect of wrestling’s history.

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If you got careless about this, Stu would growl, and nobody wanted that. This scene with the Benoit boy then was a startling exception to the rule. Tom “The Dynamite Kid” Billington, about twenty-two at the time, was Stampede Wrestling’s numberone heel, or villain. In keeping with kayfabe, he dwelled before and after every match in the heel dressing room, along with the other hated cheats, while Bret got ready for his matches 58 STAMPEDE DAYS: A CRIP P LER ON THE RISE in the babyface dressing room, where the rule-abiding good guys resided.

But then came Kevin Sullivan and his crew of devil worshippers in Championship Wrestling from Florida. It was a daring angle for the time, with the “Prince of Darkness” 45 Greg Oliver spouting gibberish and perverting lesser minds. ) More important to the male audience, however, was the woman at his side: Fallen Angel. Obedient and achingly sexy at Sullivan’s feet, barely clad in a black bikini, with studded leather accessories, and often chained, Toffoloni was the one who really made the gimmick work.

They wore full-body bathing suits and caked-on makeup, and there was a routine in their matches that aimed to prove that they belonged in the ring, the equal of the male wrestlers. If you were stimulated at all, that was a bonus; it certainly never seemed their intention. It was like watching your aunt wrestle. But then came Kevin Sullivan and his crew of devil worshippers in Championship Wrestling from Florida. It was a daring angle for the time, with the “Prince of Darkness” 45 Greg Oliver spouting gibberish and perverting lesser minds.

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