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VIP - PWTorch Newsletter 1992 Digital Back Issue #161 (20 Yrs. Ago): DEA Searches WWF Wrestlers in St. Louis, Von Erich arrested for falsifying prescription, Buzz Sawyer dies, Madden interviews Dusty Rhodes (2-13-1992)

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Every week, PWTorch VIP members gain access to a new vintage PDF back issue of PWTorch Newsletter from 20 years ago. These issues have not been distributed in any way for 20 years since they were originally published; they have never been posted online before. They include the beginning of the news-making, barrier-breaking "Torch Talk" interview series, the first insider interview series in pro wrestling history.

#161, cover-dated February 20, 1992: The Cover Story headline reads "DEA Searches WWF Wrestlers in St. Louis"... Mark Madden interviews Dusty Rhodes and WCW V.P. Kip Frey for his Torch column... The Torch Newswire includes Barry Orton alleges sexual harassment by WWF personnel and Buzz Sawyer dies of drug overdose, plus the latest from the WWF, WCW, GWF, USWA, and more.... Quotebook featuring the latest boasts, insults, and witticisms from various people including Greg Gagne claiming he was never part of a match that was fixed... Ringside Beat features house show reports from the USWA including Jeff Jarrett & Jerry Lawler vs. The Moondogs in the main event, WCW in Charlottesville, Va. with Rick Rude vs. Rick Steamboat, the WWF in Rosemont, Ill. headlined by The New Foundation vs. The Beverly Brothers, the WWF in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. including Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage, and more... Reader letters on a variety of topics, plus a reader Top Ten List from John McAdam and John Muse... Wade Keller's "Torch Talk" with "Dr. D" David Shults... The Random Marc's satire column... Keller's BBL editorial wonders if the WWF could be shut down before WrestleMania based on the scandals mounting...

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