Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Hartford Courant’s Rick Green Pushes Muchnick Challenge to Linda McMahon

Rick Green, a columnist for the Hartford Courant, is one of the Connecticut journalists who gets it. What else am I supposed to say about someone who just blogged for the fifth time in 37 days about how my book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death is inconveniently shadowing the Senate campaign of Linda McMahon?

I will even forgive Green for continuing to call me “the Desperate Sportswriter from California.” As D.W. said in one of the Arthur books, “I’m not little and I’m not lost!”

In “Muchnick Invites Linda McMahon for a COCKTAIL OF DEATH,” Green reproduces the front and back of the postcard I just snail-mailed to McMahon’s Greenwich home, asking her — and her husband Vince and family members, and her World Wrestling Entertainment board of directors, and her campaign contributors and vendors — to join me at my March 25 book reading at Borders in Stamford, the home city of WWE.

I don’t think Linda will mind. After all, as she said on Face the State a couple of weeks ago, “I’ve worked and been in a business that is very testosterone-loaded.”

Irv Muchnick

Linda McMahon Invited to Muchnick Book Signing for ‘CHRIS & NANCY’ in Stamford

Linda McMahon — Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut, and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment — has been invited to the book signing for Irvin Muchnick’s CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of  Death at Borders Book Shop in Stamford on March 25.

Here is the text of Muchnick’s postcard invitation:

You are warmly invited to the reading

and book-signing for CHRIS & NANCY:

The True Story of the Benoit Murder-

Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail

of Death, at Borders Books, 1041 High Ridge

Road, Stamford, on Thursday, March 25,

7-9 p.m.

This invitation is being extended to, among

many others, Linda McMahon and Vince

McMahon; Paul “Triple H” Levesque and

Stephanie McMahon-Levesque; all members

of the WWE board of directors; and all Linda

McMahon campaign donors and vendors.

Please RSVP to We look

forward to seeing you March 25 at Borders!

A facsimile with four examples from the postcard mailing can be viewed at The examples are:

Lowell P. Weicker Jr. A former Connecticut U.S. senator and governor, Weicker is on the board of directors of WWE.

Lowell P.  Weicker III.
The son of Lowell P. Weicker Jr., “Trey” Weicker is a Linda McMahon campaign contributor.

Dan Malloy. The former mayor of Stamford and a Democrat, Malloy endorsed Linda McMahon, a Republican, when Governor Jodi Rell nominated her for the state Board of Education last year. Malloy is now running for governor himself.

Jerry S. McDevitt, Esq.
McDevitt, a partner in the law firm K&L Gates, is WWE’s chief outside counsel.

For further information, contact Irvin Muchnick at



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