Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport

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ECW Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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The life and alarming death of acclaimed professional wrestler Chris Benoit are explored in this timely and exhaustive biography. In June 2007 Benoit committed suicide after killing his wife and son, and the media coverage surrounding this event—as well as the facts of the case and its effects on professional wrestling—are all extensively addressed. Benoit’s life prior to and during his pro wrestling career is examined, as is his significant impact on the wrestling world and widespread popularity. This close-up look at one of pro wrestling’s greatest and most lamented figures also presents the place of his tragedy in the darker side of wrestling’s history.

 

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User Review  - joshrskinner - LibraryThing

Good book. A set of essays covering different topics related to the Benoit murder/suicide. Some essays were better than others. The essay on the media reaction was especially good. Read full review

Benoit... the facts, not the assumptions

User Review  - JAYDEETRON3030 - Borders

The book provided a lot of facts on not only (what I expected) Chris Benoit, but his wife Nancy "Woman" Benoit as well. I was very pleased to find out that they didn't call the book "Benoit" just to ... Read full review

Contents

THE TARNISHED LEGACY OF CHRIS BENOIT
CHRIS BENOIT TITLE HISTORY
WE LOVED TO WATCH HER STRUT
A CRIPPLER ON THE RISE
ANATOMY OF A FEEDING FRENZY
DAY OF THE DEAD
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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About the author (2007)

Steven Johnson is coauthor of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series. He lives in Springfield, Virginia. Heath McCoy is a pop-culture reporter for the Calgary Herald. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Irv Muchnick’s work has been published in The New York Times and the Village Voice and he is the author of Wrestling Babylon. He lives in Berkeley, California. Greg Oliver has been a professional wrestling reporter for 20 years and is coauthor of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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