Ep. 20: Death and Wrestling – Part 1

 

Are you ready to rumble?!  Today Jack and J. J. discuss the dark underbelly of professional wrestling.  Once your hosts warm up with a primer on wrestling lingo, they get into the meat of violence and murder.  They end with an in-depth discussion of the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide.  In the next episode, they’ll examine the reasons behind the inordinate number of wrestlers who abuse drugs, die early, or commit suicide.

Sources:

Glossary of Wrestling Terms via Wikipedia

La Dama del Silencio

Jimmy Snuka and DT Porter

Hulk Hogan vs. Richard Belzer

Hardbody Harrison

New Jack

Chris Benoit (Note: we will discuss Benoit more in the next episode)

Music used in this podcast:

When The New Line Finds You (Cory Gray) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Morbid Imagination (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC 4.0
Twilight Star Channeling (Jari Pitkanen) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Crater in the moon. (Coin Locker Kid) / CC BY 4.0

 

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