Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide & Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death

Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide & Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death

Irvin Muchnick


The Benoit murder-suicide in 2007 used to be some of the most surprising tales of the 12 months, and a seminal occasion within the heritage of wrestling. It laid naked the devastating occurrence of steroids and its results on clients. on the way to take on the entire tale, dig up the proof, and attach the dots, Irvin Muchnick supplies the main sensational scandal in seasoned wrestling heritage the whole true-crime therapy in Chris and Nancy. Muchnick – the writer of Wrestling Babylon and a co-author of Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a relatives and Crippled a game – has parsed public documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses, inside and out wrestling, to place jointly the 1st thorough and authoritative occasions of the ugly June 2007 weekend in Fayette County, Georgia, within which international Wrestling leisure famous person Chris Benoit murdered his spouse Nancy and their seven-year-old son Daniel, ahead of continuing to kill himself. yet this publication is going past the crime itself to respond to essentially the most very important questions at the back of it. The biography of Benoit, a wrestler’s wrestler, makes it transparent that his tragedy was once a microcosm of the tradition of substances and demise behind the curtain of 1 of North America’s preferred model of activities leisure. the writer probes the tale of the large provides of steroids and human progress hormone present in his domestic – all prescribed by way of a “doctor to the celebrities” who obtained indicted by way of the U.S. Drug Enforcement management, and all pushed aside by means of a WWE “wellness coverage” that promoted every thing other than its talent’s health. The Benoit case resulted in extraordinary scrutiny of wrestling’s total wellbeing and fitness and safeguard criteria, by way of Congressional investigators and others, and this ebook is the first resource of what they discovered and what they need to proceed to appear for. The e-book variation contains a new advent that appears at contemporary occasions in activities, and extra contextualizes the tale of Chris Benoit and the figures surrounding his career.

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