Tuesday, June 20, 2023

the last book I ever read (Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America, excerpt nine)

from Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America by Andrew Riesman:

Just nine days after the inaugural WBF Championship, the federal government’s steroid distribution case against Dr. George Zahorian went to trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On the witness stand, Superstar Billy Graham claimed, as did a handful of other disgruntled wrestlers, that the WWF was a den of chemical iniquity, and that Zahorian was the pusher.

The WWF fought hard to keep Vince and Hogan from having to appear. But Piper? They were less willing to put the effort in. Rod Toombs was thus summoned to the stand on the morning after he sustained a head injury in the ring. He reportedly had a series of seizures on the plane to Harrisburg and, looking haggard, he told the jury he’d bought steroids from Zahorian. On June 27, the doctor was found guilty on twelve counts.

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