The AM Law Daily’s Zach Lowe has a rundown of the war of words between WWE’s attorney Jerry McDevitt and author Irv Muchnhick over Muchnick’s latest book, Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death. Munchick has claimed that WWE knew more than they’ve let on about the Benoit Murder Suicide. McDevitt responded to Muchnick’s claims via e-mail:
“Dear Mr Muchnick: Typically, the WWE has ignored your so-called ‘reporting’ and associated attempts to promote your upcoming book seeking to cash in on the murders committed by Chris Benoit last summer. Perhaps you have confused WWE’s disregard of you as a license to print increasingly bizarre and defamatory statements regarding the WWE.”
In case you don’t get how little McDevitt thinks of Muchnick, Lowe also quoted him on the subject:
“He is a quack,” McDevitt tells the Am Law Daily, adding that Muchnick had to retract his claim that the WWE’s waited two weeks to respond to reports from Albany prosecutors that certain wrestlers were using performance enhancing drugs.
For his part, Muchnick is tweeting all of McDevitt’s correspondence with him in an attempt to disprove that he claimed WWE had something to do with Benoit’s death and show WWE’s reaction to him and the book, which will be released this week.
Tags: Chris Benoit, Irv Muchnick, Nancy Benoit, WWE