Sex, Lies, and Headlocks

The 1991 drug scandal that nearly brought McMahon to his knees.

Updated: July 30, 2002, 3:15 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

Why would anyone in his right mind do what I did, which is spend more than two years delving into the world of wrestling and its most flamboyant promoter, Vince McMahon? Simple. Because nothing Hollywood could make up is as fascinating as the secret story of wrestling. And no one who has come into our living rooms over the last 20 years is as fascinating as Vince.

Over the past two decades, he has nurtured nearly as many pop culture icons as MTV -- from Hulk Hogan to The Rock. He changed ...

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