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May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/19/08: Magazine Article About Wrestling Deaths

The April issue of Autograph magazine, a publication aimed at memorabilia collectors, has an article by Jake Butikas about deaths in pro wrestling in 2007.
May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/21/08: Chris Jericho Cracks the Credibility Barrier

Chris Jericho in Britain’s Daily Mail: “[Steroids are] not part of the business any more. They can’t be — we’ve been strictly tested over the past couple of years, but they’re not really necessary to wrestling.”
May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/22/08: French Documentary on WWE Is in the Works

I chatted today with a French reporter, Sabrina Van Tassel, who is working on a pro wrestling documentary for L’Effet Papillon (”The Butterfly Effect”), the leading investigative news program on the CANAL + channel.
May 14, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/22/08: More Benoit 911: Calls from WWE Security Chief and VP Hering

I have acquired additional June 25, 2007, Benoit-related audio from the Fayette County E911 Center.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/23/08: Benoit’s Home Answering Machine Still Had Eddie Guerrero’s Last Messages

In addition to getting the new 911 audio today (see previous post), I received the CD from the Fayette County sheriff with the messages on Chris Benoit’s home answering machine. That CD had been inadvertently left out of the original open records release.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/23/08: Benoit: Fayette County Sheriff Offers No Explanation for the Guerrero-James ‘30-Hour Gap’

I turn with great reluctance to criticism of the investigation of the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/23/08: Benoit: What Happened to the Cell Phone Voicemail?

What about the actual audio of voicemail on Chris’s cell? He was a mobile globetrotter who did a super-majority of his communication on the cell. Exactly what was said by various people at various times would provide far more clues than the dry secondary phone-call log.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/23/08: Benoit: The Sheriff’s Cell Phone Call Log Stops Abruptly on Sunday

There’s one further problem with at least my copy of the raw phone-call logs. The last entry for the log of calls to Chris’s cell phone is 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/26/08: Benoit: Sheriff’s Refined Cell Phone Log Quits at Page 13 of 15

As I’ve reported, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office log of phone calls to and from Chris Benoit’s cell phone is incomplete and misleading. To give everyone an idea of just how seriously incomplete and misleading, I have begun drilling deeper into the raw public records.