Book Review: Chris & Nancy – True Of Benoit’s Murder-Suicide

Matt Boone

Steven Wilson sent along the following:

Book Review : “Chris & Nancy – The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide & Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death” by Irv Muchnick

Reviewed by Steven Wilson of

Ever since the tragic events of June 25th 2007 many of us have wondered and debated about what went on in the head of Chris Benoit as he proceeded to murder his wife and child and later kill himself. In the days and weeks following the tragedy, news outlets reported a variety of conflicting reports about steroids, concussions, text messages, Wikipedia hackers and who knew what, when and why. Unfortunately we will never have complete closure on this tragedy as it will be impossible to determine and share what exactly happened and why, but that won’t stop some from trying to shed some light on the facts. Since the tragedy there have been a couple of books released  attempting to do just that, the latest from ECW Press is “Chris & Nancy – The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide & Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death” written by Irv Muchnick.

The opening pages of the book feature a profile on the author Irv Muchnick and why he is such a hated man within the offices of the WWE. For years he has published very well written articles and books on some of the more controversial subjects in WWE’s history. Unlike some haters, Muchnick is not someone who is spewing hate blindly, he knows what he is talking about and often has some evidence to prove it, this book is no exception. Using evidence from the actual public records of the investigation Muchnick and takes his “best stab at (explaining) what it all means”

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