The Bottom Line
- More like a pamphlet in size than a book
- Book came out way to early (no mention of concussions)
- Two of the five essays are way too similar to be included in the same book
- Greg Oliver (1&2) is an author of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Series
- Heath McCoy (3) is the author of Pain & Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling
- Steve Johnson (4) is an author of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series.
- Irvin Muchnick (5) is the author of Wrestling Babylon
Guide Review - Benoit Book Review
Essay 3 is a look back at Chris's career again. While it starts out as a focus on his Stampede Wrestling era, it quickly becomes a rehash of essay 1.
Essay 4 looks at the media coverage and how the press blew the story. Ironically, everything said bad about the media can be said about this book because as they claim that the media ran to judgment about the cause of death, this book went to print without the word concussion in it.
Essay 5 is a rambling diatribe about the death culture in the business. Like the author's previous works, the author plays loose with the facts to make his points. His wrestling writing career seems to be about how Vince profits from the death of his wrestlers. It must be mentioned that he has another book about Benoit coming out soon.
As far as the size of the book, the actual essays run from pages 11 - 157. 21 pages of the book have either a full-page picture or are blank.