Irvin Muchnick, author of WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal, is quoted extensively (”and accurately,” he affirms) in the centerfold package of the new (July 23) issue of the Globe supermarket tabloid.
July 16, 2007 – ECW Press announced today that it has signed author Irvin Muchnick to write a book about the sensational case of wrestler Chris Benoit. The book, entitled CHRIS AND NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be published in 2008.
Bryan Alvarez of Figure Four Weekly reported on tonight’s edition of CNN’s Nancy Grace that painkillers are suspected in the death this week in New Hampshire of former pro wrestler George Caiazzo (”John Kronus”). The toxicology report is pending.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter wrote this in response to the previous blog item stating that John Kronus was the seventh pro wrestler death of this year:
“Actually it’s No. 7 in the last month. Left out Moondog Nathan in Tennessee, plus Devil Bhudakhan in Pittsburgh (copycat hanging, idolized Benoit).”
Irvin Muchnick, author of WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal will be a guest on KTRS Radio, 550 AM in St. Louis, on the Morning Show with Vic Porcelli and Katy Jamboretz on Thursday, July 26.
WRESTLING BABYLON author Irvin Muchnick’s interview today with Vic Porcelli of KTRS, 550 AM in St. Louis (and streaming at http://ktrs.com) was taped and will air tomorrow — Friday, July 27 — at 6:40 a.m. Central time.
In a letter released today by Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Tom Davis of Virginia — respectively, the chair and ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform — the committee asks World Wrestling Entertainment to provide complete information on the company’s drug-testing policies and procedures.