- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: ECW Press (Nov. 1 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550229028
- ISBN-13: 978-1550229028
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #422,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling`s Cocktail of Death Paperback – Nov 1 2009
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"Incredible retelling of the tragic story...Highly recommended." Georgia Wrestling Online
"An extremely well written account . . . the best book published on the subject to date. Trust me when I say there is a lot to be learned in reading this book." PW Mania
"A great read for anyone who cares about wrestling or is interested in true crime." Bookgasm.com
"Irvin Muchnick is hell-bent on discovering the essence of the cover-ups. [H]e provides more details and more insights that ultimately increase frustrations, but at the same time, must be examined if you choose, like myself, to claim to be an informed fan of an industry that had its blissful ignorance torn to shreds." Wrestling Observer
"The tragic events surrounding the Benoit murder-suicide calls out for greater scrutiny, and Muchnick painstakingly obliges." Alternative Weekly Network
About the Author
Irvin Muchnick is the author of Wrestling Babylon and the coauthor of Benoit. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Penthouse, and the Village Voice. He is the nephew of legendary wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick. He lives in Berkeley, California.See all Product description
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does present competing views on Chris.. i have heard so many wrestlers say he was a great, friendly, kind guy. but his neighbours and parents of other kids at school didn't seem to think much of him. my sense is he was wildly intense, almost angry intense. my guess is wrestlers have pretty low standards as to who's a good kind person. and of course, most people have conflicting character traits/behaviours at some level.
the WWE angles are whether they knew much earlier about this than they let on and whether they knowlingly did a tribute show to a murderer. my strong sense is that they did. but it is certainly possible that guerrero and armstrong kept quite for a long time hoping that things would be ok.
then WWE was so aggressive and premature about moving things away from steriods. but benoit was getting 8 to 10 month supply every 3 weeks. think about that....... so maybe it was concussions for which i would also hold WWE accountable.
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