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RIP Chris Benoit

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#1 makeupwhore54


Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:53 AM

I havent watched him in a while but about 2years ago I loved him to death. I dont know if any of you watch WWE or not but this is sad.

STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment was informed today by authorities in Fayetteville County, Ga., that WWE Superstar Chris Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and his son were found dead in their home. Authorities are investigating, but no other details are available at this time.

Instead of its announced programming for tonight on USA Network, WWE will air a three-hour tribute to Chris Benoit.

Chris was beloved among his fellow Superstars, and was a favorite among WWE fans for his unbelievable athleticism and wrestling ability. He always took great pride in his performance, and always showed respect for the business he loved, for his peers and towards his fans. This is a terrible tragedy and an unbearable loss.

WWE extends its sincere condolences and prayers to the Benoit family and loved ones in this time of tragedy.


#2 Aprill


Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:56 AM

what? OMG!!!!

#3 StereoXGirl


Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:58 AM

I don't watch WWE, but this is still really sad...

#4 Jessica


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:03 AM

I used to watch it religiously in high school. We would get together and watch Monday night Raw at my parents house. Damn thats so sad and crazy. I wonder what happened

#5 MindySue


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:12 AM

what! how did they all die..thats so sad

#6 chantelle8686


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:13 AM

wow thats sad!!!! i dont watch it but i know of him. geez i wonder what happened.
Love Chan

#7 emily_3383


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:19 AM


#8 lilbit


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:26 AM

RIP... so sad...

I will be watching the news to see what happened to all of them...

#9 makeupwhore54


Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:20 AM

My mom just read that he was called home because his son & wife was throwing up blood and its a murder case.

#10 xEdenx


Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:25 AM

Wow i used to watch him ALL the time! i was a fiend for wresting. gahh
Never tell a lie, that way you never have to remember what you said.

#11 empericalbeauty


Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:41 AM

Thats incredibly sad.

#12 hollyxann


Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:47 AM

that is absolutely insane!!! and really really sad. i had no idea. i used to watch wwe all the time. my lil bro still does.

#13 Colorlicious


Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:56 PM

i havent watched wrestlin since middle school, but this is really sad, i wonder what happened and who did it, RIP

#14 katnahat


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:27 PM

The latest report is that he killed his wife and kid in a murder/suicide. The report I heard this morning on Fox said the Wife and child had been dead for two days and he was dead as of Monday.

Here is the link to the latest report. >>>>> Benoit Story

Why are all these sick, sorry excuses for men killing their spouses and kids???? I sure hope he's NOT resting is peace.
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#15 Bexy


Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:33 PM

Originally Posted by katnahat View Post
The latest report is that he killed his wife and kid in a murder/suicide. The report I heard this morning on Fox said the Wife and child had been dead for two days and he was dead as of Monday.

Here is the link to the latest report. >>>>> Benoit Story

Why are all these sick, sorry excuses for men killing their spouses and kids???? I sure hope he's not resting is peace.
My dh told me about the murder/suicide this morning. He also read that online. He watches WWE every Monday night. That is so sad. I can not see what would make someone do that do their own family. May they all rest in peace.

#16 SqueeKee


Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:22 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his son before hanging himself in his weight room, a law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Associated Press Tuesday.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Authorities also said they are investigating whether steroids may have been a factor in the deaths of Benoit, his wife and their 7-year-old son who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said test results may not be back for weeks or even months.

Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in DeKalb County.

Investigators believe Benoit (pronounced ben-WAH) killed his wife, 43-year-old Nancy, and son Daniel during the weekend and then himself Monday. The bodies were found Monday afternoon in three separate rooms of the house, off a gravel road about two miles from the Whitewater Country Club.

Fayette County Coroner C.J. Mowell did not return calls seeking comment. The answering service for his funeral home said he was out of town.

Authorities also declined to say whether drugs or steroids were found inside the house. "We're not releasing any information as far as what was located inside the house," sheriff's Sgt. Keith Whiteside said Tuesday.

Asked about the condition of the interior of the house, Whiteside said investigators found "nothing really out of the ordinary." He said Benoit was found in the home's weight room, his wife in an office and the son in an upstairs bedroom.

Whiteside said toxicology tests could take up to a week or longer to complete.

Neighbors said the Benoits led a low-key lifestyle.

"They were nice," said Lorre Jones, who lives across the street. Her daughter Alaina said: "We would see Chris walking in his yard from time to time. He wasn't rude, but he wasn't really outwardly warm."

Jimmy Baswell, who was Benoit's driver for more than five years, placed a white wreath at the Benoits' gate Tuesday.

"I saw him with his family all the time," said Baswell. "They always seemed like they were the happiest people."

World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that it asked authorities to check on Benoit and his family after being alerted by friends who received "several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning."

The WWE, based in Stamford, Conn., said it had been asked by authorities not to release further information on the deaths.

Benoit, born in Montreal, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles. His names in the ring included "The Canadian Crippler."

"WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the company said in a statement on its Web site.

Benoit had maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling. The Fayette County Tax Assessors Office lists the value of the house, situated on more than 8.5 acres, at nearly $900,000.

The WWE canceled its live Monday Night RAW card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.

Benoit's wife managed several wrestlers and went by the stage name "Woman." They met when her then-husband drew up a script that had them involved in a relationship as part of a story line on World Championship Wrestling, the newspaper said.

Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship.

Benoit became a standout at an early age among wrestling prospects who trained in the dungeon basement of the house where fellow Canadians and professional wrestlers Owen and Bret Hart trained. Owen Hart was killed during a wrestling event in 1999.

"He was like a family member to me, and everyone in my family is taking it real hard," said Bret Hart, a five-time champion with the World Wrestling Federation. The federation has since changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment.


#17 Nick007


Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:25 PM

Why Would They Have A Tribute For Him? That Seems A Bit Odd.
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#18 SqueeKee


Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:29 PM

No clue. Some friends of mine are off their rockers as well, going on about how great he was. The man killed his wife and 7 yr old son - he's not that great!

How he ended his life kind of overshadows how he lived it, imo.

#19 Aprill


Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:35 PM

There's nothing great about him now, I dont think they should have been a tribute for a man that killed his family until they found out everything, he is not to be respected.

#20 clwkerric


Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:42 PM

Wow, what a mess. That is absolutely horrible. Guess he wasn't all that great!

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