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

Benoit Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport The life and alarming death of acclaimed professional wrestler Chris Benoit are explored in this timely and exhaustive biography In June Benoit committed suicide after killing his wife and son a

  • Title: Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport
  • Author: StevenJohnson Heath McCoy Irvin Muchnick Greg Oliver
  • ISBN: 9781550228120
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 toThe 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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    187 thoughts on “Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport”

    1. This collection of essays on the Benoit Tragedy - where beloved former WWE Champion Chris Benoit murdered his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old son Daniel before taking his own life - is one that might have struck more of a chord with me when it first came out in 2008/2007, not so long after the double-murder-suicide. There was a lot of emotion at the time - inclination towards both demonization and defense - of the wrestling business, of Chris Benoit himself and these were written in the embers of t [...]


    2. A breezy read, and certainly not worth the ridiculous ECW Press cover price ($15!--message me for the .pdf). The Muchnick essay is interesting but so overwritten as to be almost incomprehensible (though scattered amongst the bizarre syntax are some choice insights), the McCoy piece is a serviceable account of Benoit's Stampede days, and Johnson's analysis of the "media feeding frenzy" in the wake of the Benoit incident is actually quite good (it should've been increased to book length and fleshe [...]


    3. A pretty decent series of essays about the Chris Benoit murder/suicide. I enjoyed almost all of the included essays, with the exception of the Muchnick one at the end. It's so overwritten it's almost incomprehensible (though scattered amongst the bizarre syntax are some choice insights). An insightful, quick read for anyone interested in this bizarre case.


    4. This was sort of cathartic for me I guess, as I eventually had to come to terms with the fact that someone I admired murdered his wife and son. It's really four very separate essays thrown into a book. Some are better than others.


    5. A series of essays on the trial and tribulations of the Chris Benoit case. They tell of his career, his humble beginning to the height of his career winning the world title at Wrestlemania to his fall and the aftermath of the murder suicide.



    6. An uncomfortable examination of a man who murdered his wife and child, and the response from his sport and the media.


    7. Not a straightforward narrative of the Benoit murder/suicide tragedy but rather a series of essays. Still good but not exactly what I wanted.


    8. 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.


    9. insightful. more about the media implications and coverage than the tragedy itself. however it's made me want to do some further reading on the subject.


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