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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550229028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550229028
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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



"Incredible retelling of the tragic story . . . Highly recommended."  —Georgia Wrestling Online



"The tragic events surrounding the Benoit murder-suicide calls out for greater scrutiny, and Muchnick painstakingly obliges."  —Alternative Weekly Network


"A great read for anyone who cares about wrestling or is interested in true crime."  —Bookgasm.com


"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

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.

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Irvin Muchnick is author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death (2009) and WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal (2007). He is a widely published magazine journalist and has appeared on forums as diverse as Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor," National Public Radio's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," and ESPN's "Up Close." Muchnick is lead respondent in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case for freelance writers' rights, Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick.

Customer Reviews

This is just yet another piece of trash that tries to blame the sport of pro wrestling for everything.
Jacob Fox
I found this a very difficult book to read due to the fact I was a big Chris Benoit fan and knowing what he done to his wife and child sickens me to my stomach.
Marc
We have all heard "a wise person learns from their mistakes".Evidently Mr. Muchnick didn't get the memo.
JohnBuford

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Marc on May 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
I remember tuning into Monday Night Raw, WWE's flagship show, on June 25th 2007 to find it was a tribute show to WWE superstar Chris Benoit who had been found dead earlier that day along with his wife and young son. My blood turned cold and my skin broke out in goosebumps. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and quickly logged onto the internet to validate that this was real and not some twisted storyline (up until their recent change to a more PG rated product there was very little off limits in terms of WWE storylines including such topics as necrophilia, gay rape, wrestlers being covered in excrement and, ironically, the week previous to June 25th's episode the murder of WWE chairman Vince McMahon). Unfortunately, this was no storyline.
It's unfortunate that in my tenure as a wrestling fan that a whole bunch of my favorite wrestlers have died while still young including such greats as David Smith aka 'The British Bulldog', Curt Hennig aka 'Mr Perfect' and more recently Eddie Guerrero. What's even more unfortunate is that the passing of these lives occurred without much scrutiny from the media in general. All that changed with the Benoit tragedy.
If you're not familiar with Chris Benoit, or somehow missed the media explosion following the murder-suicide, he was regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of his era. He was a former WWE champion and looked upon as being a role model to fans and younger wrestlers learning their craft. Outside the squared circle he was known as a very humble and reserved man who always found time to pose for pictures, and sign autographs, for his fans.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on November 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'll readily admit that I don't follow professional wrestling at all...but this book is a tremendous effort by Irv Muchnick. He pulled out all of the stops in his investigative efforts, from filing Freedom of Information Act requests, to interviewing many of the key players who were involved in the Benoit investigation. He's left no stone unturned, as he reveals all of the text messages, public statements, and official documents to back up his words. He proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the WWE was well aware of the fact that this was a grisly double murder/suicide, even as they went to air with their Benoit Tribute episode - and that's not all! The book reads like any good true crime novel, but has the added elements of the author speaking to you in first person at times, describing the various walls he hit, and the attempts at a cover up, that he experienced during the investigative process.

Whether you're a fan of professional wrestling, true crime, or just a good story, this book doesn't let you down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Meltzer on December 12, 2009
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Irv Muchnick's latest book about Chris & Nancy Benoit is an in-depth look at the dark side of professional wrestling. Muchnick has gone above and beyond in doing research for his book, interviewing dozens of people associated with the murder-suicide, and bringing a level of investigative journalism to a subject usually relegated to fluff stories. I recommend this book to anyone interested in what happened to Chris Benoit, but also those who are interested in true crime books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George J. Sahhar on May 25, 2011
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I found this book to be the most comprehensive source of information on the benoit tragedy. Although the book does behin to lose steam in the end chapters it was an excellent read and gives a very chilling look into the darkest moment in pro wrestling history.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bill DeWitt on December 10, 2009
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I first got hooked on pro wrestling back in the fifties and early sixties when televisions were still mostly in black and white. Gorgeous George was one of my early heroes. By today's standards he was relatively "normal," meaning not pumped up on steroids and human growth hormones. He had great, classic, freestyle moves. Over the past four years, the course of pro wrestling has been all downhill. It's a tragedy. Most books on wrestling are about as phony as today's wrestlers. Muchnick knows wrestling. His genuine love for this entertainment form is palpable. I'm guessing he misses the good old days as much as I do. What he's written here is a searing indictment of pro wrestling today--one big steroid phony mess. It's also also about the tragic deaths of three people who paid the ultimate price. Reading it was both a deeply sad experience and one that made me angry as hell that the days of Gorgeous George are gone forever!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Down Periscope on April 12, 2014
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No new information. Same old recycled nonsense. Listening to Chavo on Jerichos podcast will teach you just as much about this tragedy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Gilsoul on February 2, 2014
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This is all over the place and goes round in circles. Very sad to pay that much and it is just ramblings. Save your money go to news or you tube GET the same information and not repeat over and over. I would not even give 1star but you have too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. KOOY on August 13, 2013
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If you are looking for details about the crime this is not the book for you. This book is more about attacking the WWE and goes on & on while attempting to keep readers involved.
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