Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be interviewed live Friday, December 31, on Dave Zirin’s satellite radio program “Edge of Sports.”
The show airs at 12:00 noon Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Pacific time) on Sirius Channel 125 and XM Channel 241. “Edge of Sports” also streams and is archived at http://edgeofsports.com.
Muchnick will be discussing the ongoing Connecticut Labor Department investigation of World Wrestling Entertainment for alleged misclassification of its performers as independent contractors, as well as possible new government probes at the federal level. Connecticut’s long-time attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, will be sworn in next week as the state’s new United States senator after defeating WWE co-founder and former chief executive Linda McMahon in the November election. In addition, Muchnick will talk about WWE’s recent legal threats to him.
Muchnick previously authored WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal. He is also the lead respondent in Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, a landmark case for freelance writers’ rights, which the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year returned to lower courts for further adjudication.
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