Paperback: 180 pages
In the wake of the horrific double-murder suicide, four noted wrestling writers grapple with the life and death of Chris Benoit in this book by Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irvin Muchnick, and Greg Oliver, all respected investigative journalists committed to looking at this terrible event with integrity and passion. All four authors have been interviewed extensively about the Benoit situation, including by CNN and Fox.
The book will discuss the subject from distinct perspectives:
- The medias coverage of the story and the role of the media in the story itself will be covered by Steven Johnson.
- Heath McCoy establishes the facts of the case and examines Benoits Alberta wrestling roots.
- Irvin Muchnick gives his opinion on the pop-cultural relevance and the place of this tragedy in wrestlings dark history.
- Greg Oliver discusses the Benoit story in the context of the pro-wrestling industry and personal correspondence with Benoit.
About the Author
Heath McCoy is a pop culture reporter and rock critic for the Calgary Herald. A lifelong wrestling fan, McCoy won a gold award at the 2005 Western Canadian Magazine Awards for his article on Stampede Wrestling, entitled Butchers, Stompers & Cheats, that appeared in the Calgary Heralds Swerve magazine. Steven Johnson has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He has received the Virginia Press Associations highest award for investigative journalism.