Irv Muchnick: WWE Rinstitues Chair Shots


Irvin Muchnick is a writer and investigative journalist writing focusing mainly on the WWE, writing a book titled “Chris and Nancy: The true story of the Benoit murder-suicide and pro wrestling’s cocktail of death.“  Muchnick has been heavily involved in the concussion issue as it relates to WWE and its crossover as well.  Some have claimed that Muchnick may be pressing an issue that is not there, but he has had the ability to delve into certain areas of the concussion issue others have failed to get to.  He has provided some good contacts as well as information in his own unique way.

In his most recent post he looks into the chair shots the WWE, through the voice of Vince McMahon, was banning;

Paul Levesque — the wrestler known as “Triple H,” who is slated to take over top management of World Wrestling Entertainment when his in-laws, Vince and Linda McMahon, leave the scene — hit his opponent Mark “Undertaker” Calloway with a chair to the head last night at WrestleMania in Atlanta.

But weren’t chair shots to the head banned in WWE? That’s what Vince McMahon said in 2007 after the double murder/suicide of star wrestler Chris Benoit — even if McMahon didn’t get around to promulgating it as company policy until his wife was running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate last year.

Granted the WWE is not as mainstream as football, baseball, basketball or hockey; head trauma in this HIGHLY ATHLETIC entertainment business is an issue.  There is a “crossover” if you will between the WWE and the NFL, that Muchnick highlights as well.

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