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May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/8/08: Mr. Kennedy Cops to ‘Mistakes’

Catching up on several-day-old news, I see that Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson, one of the Signature Pharmacy Ten who got suspended last summer by WWE, has admitted to Greg Oliver of SLAM! Wrestling, “I’m going to say that I made mistakes…. I just try to learn from my mistakes, and admit wrongdoing when it’s necessary or when it’s prudent, and just try to move on, man.”
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/9/08: Benoit Voicemail Scandal: Was the Atlanta TV Report Planted?

Everyone already knows that I think the April 30 piece on WSB-TV news (Channel 2 in Atlanta) was dumb — all hype, no real new information, didn’t even use or cite the intriguing November 2005 messages on the Benoit home answering machine from Eddie Guerrero.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/10/08: So Maybe It Was Just an Independently Dumb TV News Report. You Decide.

I’ve been open to the possibility that the WSB-TV news story with the Benoit home answering machine messages was spontaneous and not planted. After talking today with a competing Atlanta journalist who was also on the open records list, did not receive the new CD with the phone messages at the same time as Tom Regan of WSB — yet still thinks Regan’s story, bad as it was, resulted from his own enterprise — I am even somewhat partial to the innocent explanation.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/10/08: Columnist Reflects on Benoit Anniversary

James Caldwell, a columnist for Pro Wrestling Torch, has a thoughtful piece, headlined “The significance of June 24 — WWE and Benoit,” at http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/font_color_770000_CALDWELL_S_TAKE_font_12/article_25547.shtml.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/11/08: Benoit — The Scandal Wrestling Fans Wish Would Go Away

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s last substantive response to questions posed by me was on April 8, 2008. The only subsequent responses have been from the attorney processing requests for open records.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/12/08: Wrestling Observer Online Columnist: ‘Muchnick Is Hot on the Trail of Something’

Joe Babinsack, a columnist at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter website, has a nice note today about this blog.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/13/08: Got Tips for the Chris Benoit Investigation?

Got Tips for the Chris Benoit Investigation? Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 Send them to tips@muchnick.net
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/14/08: Channel 2/Atlanta Story with Benoit Answering Machine Audio Is Confirmed to Be Self-Generated Fluff

I earlier wondered aloud if the April 30 report on WSB-TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta, playing newly acquired audio from the Benoit home answering machine, was a leak to reporter Tom Regan. This morning Richard P. Lindsey, the attorney administering open records requests for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, told me that the CD with the previously unreleased audio had been sent to everyone who earlier ordered the complete Benoit file — not just Regan and me. I therefore am happy to clarify for the record that there was no leak here.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/14/08:Still More Benoit 911: WWE Security Chief Sounds Truly Clueless

I have now acquired what I am fairly confident is the complete set of calls from the Fayette County E911 Center on the Benoit emergency of June 25, 2007. There is a total of eight calls — the three previously uploaded here, plus five new ones.