Archive for August, 2009 Releases Intro of Benoit Book

Published August 30th, 2009, Uncategorized Releases Intro Of CHRIS & NANCY, Story of Benoit Murder-Suicide AUGUST 31, 2009—The Chris Benoit case amounted to “a conspiracy between those who care too much about wrestling and those who care too little,” author Irvin Muchnick writes in the Introduction of his forthcoming book, CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit […]

‘When Daniel Puder Hurt Kurt Angle’ … full text from SLAM! Wrestling

Published August 29th, 2009, Uncategorized

[originally published at SLAM! Wrestling on August 24 under the headline, “Five years after he ‘hurt Kurt,’ Daniel Puder reflects on defining moment,”] By Irvin Muchnick Maybe one of these days Daniel Puder, a blond-maned mixed martial arts powerhouse, will get a shot against Brock Lesnar or Fedor Emelianenko or Shane Carwin, and we’ll […]

WWE’s Rey Mysterio Suspended — Also Linked to Benoit’s Doc

Published August 27th, 2009, Uncategorized

WWE has announced the 30-day suspension of Rey Mysterio for a Wellness Policy violation. Mysterio, real name Oscar Gutierrez, was the “O.G.” listed iin the federal indictment of Dr. Phil Astin, Chris Benoit’s personal physician, for overprescribing drugs. Astin is now in federal prison and faces a civil wrongful-death lawsuit by Nancy Benoit’s family. Irv […]

CHRIS & NANCY Ships to Printer — Here’s the Back Cover

Published August 27th, 2009, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick’s CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death has shipped to the printer for October publication. The back-cover image is viewable at Other elements of the book that can be viewed online are: * Foreword by award-winning New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick (no […]

Wikipedia Changes Edit Procedure — Too Late for the ‘Benoit Hacker’

Published August 26th, 2009, Uncategorized

Wikipedia has announced that it is testing editor approval of changes to articles. The online encyclopedia says this will facilitate a balance between credibility and openness. As readers of this blog know, shortly after midnight on June 25, 2007, a Stamford, Connecticut, college student named Matthew Greenberg edited Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia page to say that […]