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May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/27/08: Benoit Investigation Reset

Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy, then his son Daniel, then killed himself over the course of the weekend of June 22-24, 2007. Vince McMahon consciously manipulated the news of June 25, 2007, to produce a Raw tribute to a murderer, before immediately turning around and distancing WWE. In between those two factual poles is a lot of ambiguous timeline.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/28/08: Muchnick Email/Fax to Fayette County Sheriff Randall Johnson

Below is the text of the email sent earlier today to Fayette County Sheriff Randall Johnson.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/29/08: Verizon Won’t Comment — It’s Up to the Sheriff to Explain

A spokesperson for Verizon Wireless tells me that the company cannot comment on criminal matters or judicial proceedings.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 4/30/08: Memo to Channel 2/Atlanta and to Wrestling Writers: The Story Is the Missing Benoit Cell Voicemail

I hope Jason Powell — as well as other serious wrestling journalists, such as Dave Meltzer and Wade Keller — will start reporting aggressively on what is the real story here: the mysterious lost voicemail on Chris Benoit’s cell phone.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/1/0: Benoit Voicemail Mystery: Seeking a Tech Expert

One blog reader’s response to our report on the lost voicemail messages from Chris Benoit’s cell phone account: “I would think that systems like voicemail are so redundant that it would seem almost impossible to lose a message.”
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/1/08: Channel 2 Ignores Eddie Guerrero Messages

The report on WSB-TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta, with the new audio released from Chris Benoit’s answering machine didn’t even play the two 2005 messages from Eddie Guerrero.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/2/08: Highly Recommended Baltimore Sun Story on WWE Post-Benoit

Highly Recommended Baltimore Sun Story on WWE Post-Benoit Friday, May 2nd, 2008 Congratulations to reporter Childs Walker on an excellent job here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/other/bal-sp.wrestling02may02,0,4992506.story
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/2/08: Yo, Channel 2/Atlanta — Was the Benoit Story Your Bright Idea?

Yesterday I emailed Tom Regan, the WSB-TV, Channel 2/Atlanta reporter and weekend anchor who did a story Wednesday with some of the 23 messages left on Chris Benoit’s answering machine — which in turn were re-recorded by sheriff’s investigators at the crime scene on June 25, 2007.
May 18, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/2/08: WRESTLING BABYLON Is No. 1 Wrestling Book at Amazon Canada

WRESTLING BABYLON Is No. 1 Wrestling Book at Amazon Canada Friday, May 2nd, 2008 Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal, by Irvin […]