WWE Legal Team Threatens Author Of “CHRIS & NANCY” Book

Matt Boone

Muchnick.net sent along the following:

CHRIS & NANCY Author Muchnick’s Twitter Feed Publishes WWE Critique

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009–In a Twitter exclusive, Irvin Muchnick, author of the new book CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, has begun publishing in installments the complete text of World Wrestling Entertainment’s legal threats to him while he was researching the book.

In an exchange of emails with Muchnick in June 2008, Jerry S. McDevitt of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis — WWE’s outside counsel and registered Washington lobbyist — commented at length, often in colorful terms, on the serial reports on Muchnick’s blog Wrestling Babylon on the progress of his book research. The blog’s home page is now http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com.

Earlier today, using Twitter’s 140-maximum-character interface, Muchnick’s Twitter feed, http://twitter.com/irvmuch, published the first 12 of a series of “tweets” documenting the McDevitt-Muchnick exchange in its entirety. The series will continue with 12-tweet daily bursts, accompanied by their daily collection in posts at the Wrestling Babylon blog.

This full text is also among the files included in a companion DVD of records related to Muchnick’s research for CHRIS & NANCY.

For CHRIS & NANCY’s table of contents, the Foreword by award-winning New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick (no relation to author Irvin Muchnick), and other preview elements and book information, go to http://benoitbook.com.

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