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Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport

Steven Johnson Heath McCoy Irvin Muchnick Greg Oliver

160 pages
Ecw Press

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.