Archive for June, 2009

Wrestling Observer: Misawa Death WAS An Industrial Accident

Published June 15th, 2009, Uncategorized

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter website has this important new information: “Although Pro Wrestling NOAH and the family of Mitsuharu Misawa attempted to keep the cause of death quiet, it has been reported in Japan from police reports from talking with hospital workers that the death was caused by a spinal cord injury from the back […]

‘Second Anniversary of Benoit Tragedy’ (full text from SLAM! Wrestling)

Published June 14th, 2009, Uncategorized

“Second anniversary of Benoit tragedy slams shut another door on reform,” Tuesday, June 9, has cycled off the list of top stories at SLAM Wrestling. Below is the full text. The link is The second anniversary of the weekend that will live in infamy — June 22-24, 2007, when Chris Benoit strangled his wife […]

Fox 5 Atlanta’s ‘New’ Benoit-Astin Revelations Are Old News

Published June 14th, 2009, Uncategorized

On the Friday newscast on Atlanta”s Fox 5, a report touted “new revelations in the Chris Benoit double murder and suicide.” The station said the civil wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Benoit’s in-laws against Dr. Phil Astin “contains documents that haven’t been seen before in public. In it is a letter written by Dr. Astin to […]

Japanese Wrestling Great Mitsuharu Misawa Dies in the Ring

Published June 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Mitsuharu Misawa, the biggest Japanese pro wrestling star of the 1990s, died Saturday in Hiroshima from an apparent heart attack during a match. Misawa was 46. See for the first known details. Irv Muchnick

Chris Benoit’s Diva Mistress Was Not Victoria

Published June 12th, 2009, Uncategorized

On her MySpace blog, TNA wrestler “Tara” (Lisa Marie Varon), formerly WWE diva “Victoria,” vehemently denies a rumor that she had an affair with Chris Benoit. My forthcoming book investigates the suspicions of Nancy Benoit, Chris’s wife, that he was carrying on with a diva. That diva was not Victoria. Irv Muchnick