Music: Gorgeous Ray

In Philadelphia's arena last fortnight, Wrestler Antonino ("Dropkick") Rocca, weighing in at 228 lbs., squared off against John ("Adonis") Valentine, weighing 234 lbs. More than two miles away, at the Academy of Music, famed Soprano Renata ('Diva Serena") Tebaldi stepped to the front of the stage and sang Ah, spietata from Handel's Amadigi. As the evening wore on, a suave, white-tied figure kept scurrying back and forth between the two programs: Aurelio ("Ray") Fabiani, promoter of both wrestling and music, was hard at work on both sides of show-business history.

Last week Fabiani,...

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