TORONTO. November 5, 2007.
ECW author Irvin Muchnick is interviewed in a documentary on CNN about professional wrestling that will air for the first time on Wednesday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
The hour-long program, part of the "CNN Presents" series of special in-depth reports, will cover the topic of drugs and death in wrestling. The issue rose to public consciousness following the June double-murder-suicide of wrestler Chris Benoit and is now the focus of investigations by two committees of the House of Representatives.
Muchnick is author of Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal and co-author of Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport; and is working on the forthcoming book Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death , all from ECW Press.