Mike Bell, wrestler and brother's film subject, dead at 37
The most thought-provoking, sports-related film I saw this year was "Bigger, Stronger, Faster," a fresh look at the stale topic of steroids by Christopher Bell, who candidly addresses his own family's involvement in that world.
That includes prominently featuring his brothers, pro wrestler Mike (Mad Dog) Bell and Mark (Smelly) Bell.
Here is a post from May in which Bell and I talk about the movie, and in which he says of Mike:
My older brother actually went through a whole period where he actually got worse for a little while. Then he went through rehab. I think watching the film was very therapeutic for him. Hes OK now.
Mike died last weekend at a rehab home at age 37.