Archive for December, 2010

Benoit Book Author Irvin Muchnick Interviewed Friday on Sirius XM Radio’s ‘Edge of Sports’

Published December 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be interviewed live Friday, December 31, on Dave Zirin’s satellite radio program “Edge of Sports.” The show airs at 12:00 noon Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Pacific time) on Sirius Channel 125 and XM Channel […]

“Sen.-elect Blumenthal says he’s ready to fight in Washington”

Published December 26th, 2010, Uncategorized

Ed Stannard, New Haven Register http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/12/26/news/doc4d16ca7d4fc8a752607671.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Cageside Seats: Autopsy Shows Heart Wasn’t Chris Benoit’s Only Enlarged Organ

Published December 24th, 2010, Uncategorized

“More on Benoit — his heart wasn’t the only enlarged organ in his body according to his official autopsy report” Keith Harris, Cageside Seats http://www.cagesideseats.com/2010/12/24/1895472/more-on-benoit-his-heart-wasnt-the-only-enlarged-organ-in-his-body =============== Also: Thanks to David Bixenspan of Cageside Seats for helping your technically challenged blogger post what I hope are easier-to-read images of the exhibits to Jerry McDevitt’s December 16 […]

Murky New Chris Benoit Evidence Doesn’t Change Essence of Campaign to Regulate Pro Wrestling Occupational Health and Safety

Published December 24th, 2010, Uncategorized

Swinging wildly in every direction to deflect the new government scrutiny of pro wrestling triggered by Linda McMahon’s dumb bid for a Senate seat from Connecticut, World Wrestling Entertainment lawyer Jerry McDevitt rolled out a new counter-campaign last week in the form of a blustery letter to me with more attachments than a barnacle. (See […]

Muchnick Flashback December 2007: WWE Dodges the Congressional Bullet

Published December 22nd, 2010, Uncategorized

The piece below is instructive for the challenge that Connecticut’s new senator, Richard Blumenthal, will face in reviving investigations of pro wrestling occupational health and safety. The most striking omission from this three-year-old essay is concussions: I not only underplayed Chronic Traumatic  Encephelopathy; I didn’t even mention it. We’ve all learned a lot more since […]