Congressional Investigation: "Hulk Hogan was a terrible wrestler"
January 12, 2009 at 11:40 AM
Congressional investigations are an overlooked source of information for researchers. Congress has the power to compel persons and companies to testify before it. These investigations often take place in advance of hearings on legislation. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has conducted investigations on matters as diverse as veterans' health care, the Abu Ghraib abuses, and steroid use in sports. The latest development in the last of these occurred earlier this month when the committee released documents and hearing transcripts from its investigation of steroid use in professional wrestling. Anyone who watched Hulkamania run wild, smelled what the Rock was cooking, or any other fans of sports entertainment, will find the transcripts fascinating.
(See pages 24-25 and 116-117 of the Stephanie McMahon interview transcript for a discussion of Hulk Hogan's wrestling ability. But see the second Marc Ambinder post linked to below for video evidence of the contrary.)