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WWE, Get Ready for Congressional Hearings

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In the wake of the Chris Benoit murder-suicide, the public outcry about the dangers of professional wrestling and the lifestyle associated with it -- especially the use of steroids -- has grown loud.

And it's about to get louder. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) has instructed his staff to begin gathering information to determine if a hearing before the Health Committee is warranted.
"I'm not going to start speculating on federal regulation of wrestling," he said. "The issue is anabolic steroids, which are a significant problem and are known to cause significant difficulties. It's a health issue that's appropriate for us to discuss, regardless of the profession."

We've already had plenty of Congressional grandstanding about steroids, but pro wrestling hasn't been involved in the past. The Benoit tragedy will change that.

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