Archive for October 16th, 2009

WWE on Muchnick’s CHRIS & NANCY — The Twitter Daily Dozen for October 16

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PARTS 193 – 204

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 193 the names of persons who had dealt with Signature. Not one of the other leagues or entities like

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 194 the NBA, NFL, MLB acted as quickly and decisively as did the WWE. As to your criticism

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 195 of the Wellness Program, much the same could be said. Neither you , nor most of the people who

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 196 criticize, know enough about drug testing in general, or the WWE program specifically, to fill up

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 197 a thimble. Finally, the failure to include any steroid related charges in the new Benoit

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 198 indictment was not, as you surmise, an exercise in prosecutorial discretion. The reality is they

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 199 spent over a year investigating Dr. Astin after the original charges and the lodged 175 separate

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 200 charges against him for other drugs. The original reports, now accepting as gospel truth due to

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 201 the number of times those reports have been repeated, had Dr. Astin prescribing a ten month supply

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 202 each month to Mr. Benoit. Those reports were almost certainly due to mathematical errors and other

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 203 investigative mistakes which preceded the press conference making those statements, none of which

WWE on Muchnick’s ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ Pt. 204 were ever reflected in an actual charge. Rest assured that if those statements were accurate there

News Notes from the WWE Royal Family

Shane McMahon, Vince’s 39-year-old son, has resigned as a World Wrestling Entertainment executive. The announcement said Shane wants to pursue new challenges. One consequence is that there will not, apparently, be a succession fight for control of what is now a third-generation family business (though one with only a ten-year history as a publicly traded company); the path is clear for Vince’s daugthter Stephanie and her wrestler-husband, Paul Levesque (“Triple H”).

Meanwhile, the Hartford Courant reports that Linda McMahon, the former CEO of WWE who resigned recently to run for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator in Connecticut, has already spent on her campaign an otherwordly $2 million of what is expected to be a total personal outlay of $30 million. See

Irv Muchnick

Muchnick’s KRON 4 Interview on YouTube; Links to CHRIS & NANCY Reviews

Irvin Muchnick’s October 14 interview with Gary Radnich on San Francisco’s KRON 4 Evening News is now viewable at YouTube. To see Muchnick and Radnich discussing the new book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, go to The home page of Muchnick’s YouTube channel, compiling all his media appearances, is

Muchnick’s exchange of emails with World Wrestling Entertainment’s lawyer and Washington lobbyist Jerry McDevitt continues to be serialized on Twitter at

Three early reviews of CHRIS & NANCY can be viewed at these links:

Writer Anthony Roberts

Rich Tate / Georgia Wrestling History

Joe Babinsack / Wrestling Observer

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