Archive for November, 2009

Thank You, James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch

Published November 14th, 2009, Uncategorized

I opened my email this morning to the most important message I’ve received in some time. It was from James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch. And no, it had nothing to do with Chris Benoit or pro wrestling. That’s the point. Though I’ve never talked about it with him, James apparently knows that, in my […]

Dave Meltzer’s Weak Defense of CHRIS & NANCY Review Blackout

Published November 13th, 2009, Uncategorized

Dave Meltzer, by far the most influential journalist in pro wrestling, continues to hide behind the pack mentality of his lowest-common-denominator readers. He is defending, none too persuasively, his stubborn refusal to explain in any depth what he thinks of my book about the Chris Benoit murder-suicide. And he is doing so on a sophomoric […]

‘Muchnick goes where no one else cares to go’ — Sacramento News & Review

Published November 12th, 2009, Uncategorized

Full text of Mark Hanzlik’s review in the Sacramento News & Review of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death is viewable at this link: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=1317548

Dave Meltzer’s Correspondence With Me Exposes ‘Uncomfortable But Necessary Question’

Published November 12th, 2009, Uncategorized

As I’ve been discussing on this blog, Dave Meltzer – whose Wrestling Observer Newsletter covers its industry obsessively and often brilliantly – so far has found it beneath his dignity to review my new book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death. To put this in […]

Voices of Sanity on Dave Meltzer’s CHRIS & NANCY Review Blackout

Published November 11th, 2009, Uncategorized

I was clearly unfair in broad-brushing the Wrestling Observer discussion board as a Dave Meltzer echo chamber. The “Irv Muchnick on Big Dave” and “Irv Muchnick rips The board” threads include a couple of dissenting voices. “kjharris” wrote that “it’s a little creepy and sad that Dave Meltzer hasn’t reviewed [CHRIS & NANCY]”: “Chris Benoit’s […]