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    Chris Benoit

    Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their seven year old son, Daniel, were found dead in their Georgia home this afternoon. Many people look down on Pro Wrestling, but a death that derails a show like this deserves recognition. God bless Benoit. WWE wrestler Chris Benoit and family found dead - Newsday.com


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    Re: Chris Benoit

    I'm a wrestling fan and if you ever saw Benoit so some of the stuff he did you'd realize the guy was an athlete. I saw him do one of his diving headbutts off a 15 foot steel cage. Anybody that does a swan dive from 15 feet and hits anything but water had a set of big brass ones in my book.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    Sadly this is being investigated as a murder-suicide.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    Why the kid. I mean if you have beef with someone its still totally wrong to kill them, but why do you got a go and kill a 7 year old kid? Really.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrr1 View Post
    Sadly this is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
    Anyone who knows anything about pro wrestling knows that Benoit was one of the best in-ring wrestlers of all time. This is just tragic. A murder-suicide but no gun shots?

    The list of pro wrestlers who have died young in recent years (O. Hart, Rude, Pillman, Hennig, Eddie G.) is just mind boggling.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    I agree with all of you guys. I was huge into pro wrestling when I was in 8th grade, then it died off for a while until my girlfriend got me back into it. Granted that this sport is pure fabrication, the athleticism and entertainment these guys provide is phenomenal.


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    Re: Chris Benoit

    I heard about this a couple of hours ago and I still can't believe it. I remember watching Benoit years ago in the old WCW as a member of the 4 Horsemen with Ric Flair, Mongo McMichael and Arn Anderson. He was so much fun to watch. No gimmicks, no talk, just smash-mouth intensity, balls-to-the-wall all the time.

    I know he was pulled from the card at Vengenace here in Houston last night, citing "Family Emergency" I heard his wife was throwing up blood, but there's no confirmation on that. There were no gunshot wounds and no stab wounds on the bodies, but the "instruments of death were found on the scene."

    Depressing.



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    I know he was pulled from the card at Vengenace here in Houston last night, citing "Family Emergency" I heard his wife was throwing up blood, but there's no confirmation on that. There were no gunshot wounds and no stab wounds on the bodies, but the "instruments of death were found on the scene."
    I heard that on RAW tonight as well. This actually makes me wonder if there was a poisoning to get the whole family together. Either way, Benoit is one of the few that had the respect and admiration of the entire WWE/WWF/WCW wrestlers and fans.


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    it appears the story is looking even worse:

    "The station said that investigators believe the 40-year-old Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old son, Daniel, over the weekend, then himself on Monday. A neighbor called police, and the bodies were found in three rooms."

    Wrestler Benoit, wife and son found dead - Yahoo! News





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    Re: Chris Benoit

    So from reading various news sources...the three bodies were all found in different rooms of the house. As of now, they think Benoit killed his family over the weekend and himself today.

    Personally, something about that rubs me wrong. It doesn't smell right that a person would kill their family, leave them for a day, then finish himself. You'd think it'd be all at once. I think his family died of something like CO poisoning over the weekend, and he came home and OD'd from the tragedy.

    We'll find out when the autopsy comes back, but I really hope he's not a murderer.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    I was very suprised when I turned RAW on and found out Benoit was dead and so was his family. It will interesting to see what comes out of this whole mess. Terrible loss, Benoit was always a great entertainer and always seemed to be a good guy.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    I hate fake wrestling with a fierry passion, but this is just tragic...


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    Re: Chris Benoit

    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    So from reading various news sources...the three bodies were all found in different rooms of the house. As of now, they think Benoit killed his family over the weekend and himself today.

    Personally, something about that rubs me wrong. It doesn't smell right that a person would kill their family, leave them for a day, then finish himself. You'd think it'd be all at once. I think his family died of something like CO poisoning over the weekend, and he came home and OD'd from the tragedy.

    We'll find out when the autopsy comes back, but I really hope he's not a murderer.
    When I first heard this story, I immediately thought it was CO poisoning. To be honest, I think the Benoit murder-suicide scoop is of the same ilk as Phil Hartman's death.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    When I first heard this story, I immediately thought it was CO poisoning. To be honest, I think the Benoit murder-suicide scoop is of the same ilk as Phil Hartman's death.
    It's funny you say that because that's what I was thinking too. Well, hoping at least.



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    Re: Chris Benoit

    I find it hard to believe that Chris would kill his own kid. He always seemed like a pretty gentle guy outside of the ring.

    I can clearly remember the goodbye he gave to Eddie Guerrero at the show after Eddie died. Tough to believe that that guy would do something like this.

    Reports are out that Chris had been called back to Georgia, and that's what caused him to scratch his appearance at the PPV. Could have been that the wife was telling him that she was leaving him. I suppose this is all speculation at this point. I just hope there was something left by one of them to explain what happened, unlike with what happened to the great Phil Hartman.

    Tragic, any way you look at it.



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