Chris Benoit: 1967-2007

Merc

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As noted earlier, former WWE and WCW World champion Chris Benoit and his wife, former WCW and ECW personality Nancy "Woman" Benoit were both found dead today in Atlanta, Georgia. Benoit's son Daniel was also found dead.

Obviously this will be a huge developing story in the days to come but at this point, we'd like to express our deepest condolences to the Benoit's family, friends, and fans at this time.

WWE just told its talent and released on its web site that Chris Benoit was found dead by Atlanta police.

All plans for Raw tonight have been scrapped and they will do a show on the life of Benoit.
http://www.prowrestlingscoops.com/article/184817688.php


Holy shit . . . I'm legitimately upset over this. I can't believe we've lost both Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit in such a short time. Two of the most entertaining wrestlers in my time gone.

I'm going to go for a walk, this is horrible.

Leave the Benoit family in your thoughts tonight, FC.
 

Babe_Ruth

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Wow this is a big shocker, I am really sadnend by this also really shock, this is a shame because Benoit was a great wrestler and a better person, it's also ashame to see his entire passed away as well. Now the big question is this will we see Vince on Raw tonight because the story line is that he's dead.
 

TDG1987

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I suspect that the Vince storyline will be scrapped (or at least brought to a quick conclusion within the next week).

God I wouldn't know what to think if it was a double murder-suicide (as some are reporting).

All I know is that this was a tragic situation and that the WWE lost one of the all-time greats.
 
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TGriz

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yeah this is a sad day for wrestling fans eveywhere. and a devistation to the benoit family.
 

Merc

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According to WWE.com, it has been ruled a double-murder suicide.

Something awful gives me the feeling that Benoit is the murderer, but I hope they're wrong.
 

Vidic15

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My mate told me this today.

And I am not jumpong to wrong conclusion here but I think he killed the other part of me says , why would he do it? He led a awesome life. Ahh well there are parts of his life we'll never now about...

I am really shocked and sadenned by this.

But do we have proof that this is real? Or is WWE making this like a hoax?
 

Vegito728

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When I heard about this I was pretty upset. I watched the guy since I was like 6-7 on WCW and have always liked him. If he was the murder this is going to be a big shocker imo. Nah Alex this isn't no hoax this is real.
 

Babe_Ruth

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (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 on Tuesday.

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. Steroid abuse has been linked to depression, paranoia, and aggressive behavior or angry outbursts known as "roid rage."

"We don't know yet. That's one of the things we'll be looking at," said Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard. He said test results may not be back for weeks.
Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Authorities were investigating the deaths at a secluded Fayette County home as a murder-suicide and were not seeking any suspects. The official who described the manner of death spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information was to be released at a news conference later Tuesday.
Chris Benoit, his wife and son were found dead on Monday in their Georgia home. 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.
Asked about the condition of the interior of the house, sheriff's Sgt. Keith 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.
Neighbors said the Benoits led a low-key lifestyle.
"We would see Chris walking in his yard from time to time. He wasn't rude, but he wasn't really outwardly warm," said Alaina Jones, who lives across the street.
Jimmy Baswell, who was Benoit's driver for more than five years, placed a white wreath at the Benoits' gate. "They always seemed like they were the happiest people," he said.
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 authorities asked that it not 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. "He was like a family member to me, and everyone in my family is taking it real hard," said fellow Canadian Bret Hart, a five-time champion with the World Wrestling Federation. The federation has since changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6960688
 
#10
This definately was a shock. I've seen lots of storys that seem to indicate that Benoit killed his wife and son and then himself. Stuff like this always seems to come out of no where.