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May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 3/30/08: My Kind of WrestleMania Note — Thank You to Andrea Adelson of the Orlando Sentinel

Readers of this blog know that a few weeks ago I ripped on Andrea Adelson and the Orlando Sentinel for what I thought was shallow, Chamber of Commerce coverage of WrestleMania 24. Now I would like to apologize. The body of Andrea’s recent series of articles adds up to the most thorough and thoughtful sustained coverage of pro wrestling ever seen in a major newspaper.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 3/31/08: Muchnick’s Open Letter to Scott James and Chavo Guerrero: What REALLY Happened After You Got the Chris Benoit Texts?

Dear Scott and Chavo: I am following up on voice messages left at what I believe are your respective cell phone numbers.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/1/08: Introducing ‘What Did McMahon Know About Benoit and When Did He Know It?’ (WDMKABAWDHKI)

Three days ago World Wrestling Entertainment’s vice president of corporate communications, Gary Davis, responded to my query about WWE security chief Dennis Fagan’s call to 911 for a welfare check on Chris Benoit’s home.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/1/08: Fayette County Sheriff Didn’t Tell WWE ‘Double Homicide/Suicide’ on June 25. Yes, But … (WDMKABAWDHKI, Part 2)

On Monday I talked with Detective Ethon Harper of the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/2/08: Dennis Fagan, Andrews International Security Firm, and WWE (WDMKABAWDHKI, Part 3)

“I run security for World Wrestling,” Dennis Fagan says at the beginning of the recording of his call to Fayette County 911 on June 25, 2007 – the call that prompted the discovery of the dead bodies of Chris, Nancy, and Daniel Benoit.
May 13, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/2/08: Paging WWE, New York Daily News, Dean Malenko With Benoit Questions (WDMKABAWDHKI, Part 4)

Below is my email exchange with Gary Davis, vice president of corporate communications for World Wrestling Entertainment.
May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/2/08: Blog technical note

Blog technical note Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 It is obvious that the (free) online software that I’m using is not ready for prime time. Apologies for […]
May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/3/08: EXCLUSIVE: WWE Knew Chris Benoit Was the Perpetrator Before Staging ‘Monday Night Raw’ Tribute

Back on June 25, 2007, Michael Benoit couldn’t have cared less about the exact timelines for the determination that his son, the famous pro wrestler Chris Benoit, had murdered his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel before killing himself, all over the course of a weekend at their gated mansion outside Atlanta, Georgia.
May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/4/08: Chavo Guerrero’s Statements to Fayette County Sheriff Cast Doubt on WWE’s Benoit Timeline

So even though Chavo Guerrero has chosen not to return my messages, his statements to Detective Ethon Harper add up to an endorsement of the Daily News timeline. Chavo is in a terribly awkward position, but even in silence he gives us one more reason to wonder just what that WWE timeline was all about.