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May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/20/08: Benoit Phone Data Evidence Scandal: Verizon Cited a Text Message

Yet more information uncovered from the Verizon Wireless records of Chris Benoit’s cell phone casts the gravest doubts yet on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office account of missing voicemail and text messages.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/20/08: BENOIT Is No. 1 Wrestling Book at Amazon Canada

BENOIT Is No. 1 Wrestling Book at Amazon Canada Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 Benot: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport, […]
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/21/08: Author Muchnick on French TV Sunday

Author Irvin Muchnick is interviewed for a report Sunday on the pandemic of deaths in pro wrestling on L’Effet Papillon (”The Butterfly Effect”), a 60 Minutes-style news magazine program on France’s Canal + network.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/21/08: William Regal Suspension

WWE is getting good press for the 60-day suspension of Darren “William Regal” Matthews for a second violation of the company Wellness Policy.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/22/08: Tips for the Wrestling Media on How to Improve Your Benoit Coverage

The sad truth is that most wrestling news organs, many of which bristle at being labeled mere fan organs, have not distinguished themselves with their coverage of the aftermath of the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/22/08: Meltzer Analyzes Additional Cell Phone Log

No sooner did I post the previous item challenging the wrestling journalism community to pick up more on this blog’s work on the Benoit investigation, when the May 26 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter landed in my mailbox. It carries an item, buried on page 17 but somewhat useful in helping move the ball down the field.
May 19, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/23/08: More on the Old Business of the Benoit Tribute

More on the Old Business of the Benoit Tribute Friday, May 23rd, 2008 For intelligent backup of my report proving the dishonesty of WWE’s Benoit tribute […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/23/08: Not Fit to Print in The New York Times (cont.)

The New York Times has not run — and at this point it seems safe to conclude that it will not run — any letters in response to its story last month on World Wrestling Entertainment.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 5/25/08: Meltzer: No Calls to Benoit from Scott Armstrong ON MONDAY

Dave Meltzer responded to our item two days ago about the story in the May 26 Wrestling Observer Newsletter on this blog’s log of phone calls to Chris Benoit that were omitted in the log accompanying the Fayette County Sheriff’s Report. Dave said his reporting that Scott James (Armstrong) had not called Benoit came after noting that calls from WWE people stopped late morning Monday, June 25, 2007. So the intent was to say that Scott did not call Chris that day.