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Dawg 2005
June 25th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Chris Benoit, family found dead
Written: June 25, 2007
STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment was informed today by authorities in Fayette 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.

It's a real shame, when I watched, he was one of the ones I liked. :/ It's really weird that the three of them died. It still hasn't hit me yet, like with Eddie Guererro. Hard to believe.

Chibi-chan
June 25th, 2007, 06:24 PM
I'm still wowed. Heard it less than ten minutes ago on TV. It's...such a tragedy; his entire family. How could all three of them die like that? It's heart wrenching; my heart goes out to his fans and I hope they find the killer.

Melody
June 25th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Indeed. I'm no wresling fan and I'm still shocked that someone would kill a man who has done nothing more than use his talent of Wrestling to support his family.
My condolences are extended to all of his remaining family members and friends and to all of his fans who will miss him.
I hope that they catch this criminal. He doesnt deserve to be allowed on the streets again. To kill a man for something trivial is one thing. But to kill his family as well is just plain heartless and cruel.

healberry
June 25th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Back when I used to watch wrestling, he used to be my favorite wrestler. He always was out there in the ring trying his best all the time, and never gave up.

May he rest in peace.

The Real AAA
June 25th, 2007, 07:58 PM
I herd that the guy killed his wife and son then he committed suicide.

Punishment
June 25th, 2007, 08:11 PM
I herd that the guy killed his wife and son then he committed suicide.

It'd be nice if you could give us a legit source.

It truely saddens me that usch a talented person along with his family has been murdered. My wishes goes out for their family and friends.

Ichikool
June 25th, 2007, 08:21 PM
I know, it's terrible. I wanted to PM you about in before, John, but I didn't get to. I was going to make a thread like this for him too. He was one of my favorites, he was one of the wrestlers on the show who stayed one there for as long as I can remember. It's amazing how three of them died today, his whole family. But I wonder if it was murder? No articles mentioned blood, I don't think. First they fake Vinve Mcmahon's death [he was on the show today, alive, hehehe.] and then some one really dies. Since that happened, I don't think the writers should fake someone's death now. Hopefully this reminds them...

R.I.P Chris, God bless you.

Samurai X
June 25th, 2007, 09:14 PM
I herd that the guy killed his wife and son then he committed suicide.

That's what I heard as well. It's not really a fact though, investigators believe that's what happened but it's not confirmed, most of the time they're right though.

This is the source. (http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=3594146&version=9&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.1.1)

Voltagenic
June 25th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Wow.

I can't believe this.

I liked Chris Benoit back when I actually liked wrestling.

Skeetendo, Inc.
June 26th, 2007, 04:53 AM
There are plenty of sources citing that it was a double-murder suicide...Why..its right on the WWE.com front page!

Apparently he killed his wife and son sometime over the weekend and killed himself Monday.
They know it wasn't anyone else because "the instruments of death were located on the scene." They found Benoit in his weight room, his wife in the living room, and his son in his bedroom. The autopsys are to be performed Tuesday (Today in my time) and information could take up to two weeks to be released.

Things like this are just terrible to hear, I've had total respect for the man ever since I started watching wrestling, and have always liked him. No matter what he did, I will still have respect for him.

R.I.P Chris Benoit 1967-2007

You will be greatly missed.

Dawg 2005
June 26th, 2007, 06:49 AM
There are plenty of sources citing that it was a double-murder suicide...Why..its right on the WWE.com front page!

Apparently he killed his wife and son sometime over the weekend and killed himself Monday.
They know it wasn't anyone else because "the instruments of death were located on the scene." They found Benoit in his weight room, his wife in the living room, and his son in his bedroom. The autopsys are to be performed Tuesday (Today in my time) and information could take up to two weeks to be released.

Things like this are just terrible to hear, I've had total respect for the man ever since I started watching wrestling, and have always liked him. No matter what he did, I will still have respect for him.

R.I.P Chris Benoit 1967-2007

You will be greatly missed.

If he were that depressed or something, he could've just done himself, but why the whole family? There's got to be some motive or something, but I guess no one will know.

Gunn
June 26th, 2007, 06:28 PM
I have been advised in all places that this is indeed a double-murder suicide. It's really hard to believe. :/

Melody
June 26th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Honestly, I dont think it is a double murder Suicide. I'm gonna wait for the findings of the investigation.
This smells like something a tabloid writer cooked up IMO.
I dont see any motives that support the Double murder/suicide theory.

Allstories
June 26th, 2007, 06:55 PM
I dont see any motives that support the Double murder/suicide theory.

Well, apparently, he had a problem with steroids, so that probably says something.

Melody
June 26th, 2007, 06:59 PM
But has that been proven? I agree that if he did have a steroid problem he could have killed his family in a 'roid rage and then kill himself days later because he was ashamed of what he had done. but if he didnt take steroids then I dont see any reason for a man to just randomly kill his family. All I'm saying is that this story is kinda fishy to me.

Gunn
June 26th, 2007, 07:23 PM
But has that been proven? I agree that if he did have a steroid problem he could have killed his family in a 'roid rage and then kill himself days later because he was ashamed of what he had done. but if he didnt take steroids then I dont see any reason for a man to just randomly kill his family. All I'm saying is that this story is kinda fishy to me.

I'm unsure of the steroids part, but it's been confirmed today that he did kill his wife and son on separate days. It's obvious he did it. His wife was killed Friday and his son the day after her. So they have been in the home dead for quite a while, then Benoit comes along and kills himself on Monday?

I just find it hard to believe that his actually happened. Not trying to deny anyone, but ...

R.I.P Chris Benoit.

Melody
June 26th, 2007, 07:28 PM
That's why I'm not gonna accept the 'he murdered his family' theory until the officials release the results of the investigation. If they confirm the murder/suicide theory I'll accept it. But It's possible that the same person killed all 3 of them. And I think any criminal with half a brain can make a murder scene look like a suicide.

Gunn
June 26th, 2007, 07:54 PM
I said it has been confirmed. It was during a press conference, confirmed by the district attorney of Fayette County. What kind of half-brained criminal would kill three people on different days in different rooms of the home and then leave the Bible next to the wife and son's bodies? And why murder a pro-wrestler?

Joey the Cockroach
June 27th, 2007, 01:41 AM
I'm unsure of the steroids part, but it's been confirmed today that he did kill his wife and son on separate days. It's obvious he did it. His wife was killed Friday and his son the day after her. So they have been in the home dead for quite a while, then Benoit comes along and kills himself on Monday?

I just find it hard to believe that his actually happened. Not trying to deny anyone, but ...

R.I.P Chris Benoit.

Yeah, it says in the newspaper here: It is thought Chris Benoit strangled his wife Nancy and smothered his son Daniel before hanging himself at his mansion. He pulled out of Vengance on Sunday due to a family emergency. After strange text messages were sent to his friends, police went to the home of the ex-wrestling champion in Atlanta GA, and found the bodies.

After hearing this, it has hit me already. R.I.P. Chris Benoit.
1967 - 2007
you will be sadly missed.

Legacy
June 27th, 2007, 01:52 AM
Goodbye, Mr. Benoit. Try not to get too burned in hell.

R.I.P Nancy & Daniel Benoit.

I can not believe people are giving well wishes to a double murderer and completely overlooking his wife and son. Just goes to show that as long as you're a good entertainer, people can look past the fact that you strangled an innocent seven year old child and a mother to death. It sickens me.

Chompah :x
June 27th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Goodbye, Mr. Benoit. Try not to get too burned in hell.

R.I.P Nancy & Daniel Benoit.

I can not believe people are giving well wishes to a double murderer and completely overlooking his wife and son. Just goes to show that as long as you're a good entertainer, people can look past the fact that you strangled an innocent seven year old child and a mother to death. It sickens me.

Right on.
Dude i think it's disgusting that he killed them!
What's up with that. The fact that he might of been a great "wrestler" doesn't give him the right to kill anyone being!
R.I.P Nancy and Daniel Benoit.
MSN.com said he was on a roid overdose.

pokejungle
June 27th, 2007, 02:06 AM
I think it's funny that people felt bad for Benoit in the beginning of this thread. Obviously when the news first broke, he looked like a victim.

In 2003 his wife filed for divorce and alleged that he had physically abused her. History of violence if you ask me, though I don't think the 'roid rage' thing is the answer.

Chompah :x
June 27th, 2007, 02:09 AM
Yea.
When i first heard i was like have they got the names mixed up or something.
I didn't really register he had killed his wife and son for a while.
It took a bit to sink in.

Razer302
June 27th, 2007, 03:29 AM
I can't believe he would kill his family. I have always liked him as a wrestler.
He never seemed to be someone that would do anything like that. Was surprised when i put on Raw on monday to see Vince in the ring with no crowd. When he said it it was the first i had heard about it. Still in shock now.
I still feel sorry for him but mainly his wife and son.
Anyone heard any reasons for why he did it?

Dawg 2005
June 27th, 2007, 06:11 AM
I can't believe he would kill his family. I have always liked him as a wrestler.
He never seemed to be someone that would do anything like that. Was surprised when i put on Raw on monday to see Vince in the ring with no crowd. When he said it it was the first i had heard about it. Still in shock now.
I still feel sorry for him but mainly his wife and son.
Anyone heard any reasons for why he did it?

Well, they're saying that it was "Roid Rage," and I really hope it was, because at least it wasn't 100% his fault (Although, he did take the roids, if that is indeed true).

I feel terrible for his family. And I always loved Benoit, but now... that repect has somewhat faded, though I do have the slightest respect for him.

Ichikool
June 27th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Drugs make people do weird things. <=(
Yep, usually when the whole family is dead, he killed them both and then killed himself. So... strangling his wife and choking/sufficating his kid huh? Aaah.. that sad.

Tyler
June 27th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Could he of Killed his wife and locked his son in his room and killed his mom and thought maybe people would've heard something and called the police, and no one did so he killed his son to see if anything would've happened again and waited a day to see what would happen, then killed himself since there was no one that knew what happened?
Maybe he wanted to go to prison or something for taking Steriods and wanted to do time for it?

Sounds Dumb but you never know.

Melody
June 27th, 2007, 05:37 PM
That's not a good way to do it. he could have just went to the police station and turned himself in for that.
Now that I see that it has been proven that he killed his family I can belive it.
I think it's sad that he would do such a thing.
But after hearing the story in more detail I think that if he was having trouble at home that he would have a motive. It might not have been the steroids that caused the murder after all. If he was angry at the mother and child then the steroids could have fueled an already burning anger into a massive flame.
Or he could have done it because he was really angry. The steroids may not have caused it. We may never know.

SBaby
June 28th, 2007, 10:31 AM
What I know from people I've talked to is that there is alot of stress involved in the 'business' (as it's called so often now). Pro wrestlers are some of the hardest working people in the Entertainment business. You travel nearly 360 days a year and almost never get a day off (you're usually either training or wrestling, non-stop). On top of that, you've got family calling on a regular basis asking when you'll be home next. If you're lucky, you can bring your family with you, but that isn't always possible (case in point, when they're overseas in other countries).

As for Chris, he also had the added issue with his son having a disease that could have made him autistic later on.

Plus, they think that 'Roid Rage' also contributed to it. I don't know if this is true or not, but based on what I know, I'm not ruling it out. Steroids are one of the two drugs that aren't screened on a regular basis (the other being pot, hence RVD's '420' shirts and pants).

But it doesn't even matter that much. It's still a tragedy that shouldn't have happened.

Exeter
June 28th, 2007, 06:56 PM
The most messed up part about all of this is the fact his wife was bound by her hands and feet. I could see if he got angry and just snapped and choked (not saying its right) but the fact she was tied up just makes it all the more worse. I liked it better when I thought Benoit was the victim. I'm not even sure what to think on this matter at the moment.

Merzbau
July 8th, 2007, 09:26 AM
Chris Nowinski, former wrestler, now turned concussion expert and writer, thinks he may have had something called post-concussion syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-concussion_syndrome).

Nowinski played an integral role in the discovery of the 4th case of CTE in a former NFL football player, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Justin Strzelczyk, who was killed in a fiery automobile crash in 2004 at age 36 after a 37 mile police chase at speeds up to 100 miles per hour on the wrong side of the highway. Dr. Julian Bailes, the chairman of the department of neurosurgery at West Virginia University and the Steelers’ team neurosurgeon during Strzelczyk’s career, insisted to Nowinski over a phone conversation that he thought Strezelcyzk’s death, which was precipitated by strange behavior that some had labeled as “bipolar”, was worth looking into due to its similarities to the Andre Waters case. Nowinski contacted Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered the brain was still available, and Nowinski called Mary Strzelczyk, Justin’s mother, to ask for permission to Dr. Omalu to examine it for CTE. Omalu’s positive diagnosis was confirmed by two other neuropathologists.[6][7]

Nowinski alerted police and the coroner of Chris Benoit, asking them to do a brain exam on Benoit's brain to see if concussions had any part in his rage and/or depression at the time of the double-homicide of his family and his suicide.[8]

Makes more sense than the whole "roid rage" thing going around, at least.

Shinji_
July 8th, 2007, 11:09 AM
It's strange. If he did kill himself it's a real shame I mean having all that money and such a nice life(im assuming) and to just let it all go and to bring your family with you is not right at all :(

PGN
July 8th, 2007, 06:04 PM
EDITED. Who cares how much stress he was under. It's his fault for taking steroids in the first place if that was the case. Anyone who kills anyone else should burn in hell, no exceptions.

Drummershuff
July 8th, 2007, 06:08 PM
PGN, please watch your language when posting in threads and do not censor bypass.

PGN
July 17th, 2007, 09:16 AM
I didn't censor bypass. It starred it out

Krafty Quill
July 18th, 2007, 06:30 PM
EDITED. Who cares how much stress he was under. It's his fault for taking steroids in the first place if that was the case. Anyone who kills anyone else should burn in hell, no exceptions.

There was a story floating around that he was prescribed the steroids to help his neck heal faster or something.

Dawg 2005
July 18th, 2007, 07:18 PM
There was a story floating around that he was prescribed the steroids to help his neck heal faster or something.

I think it was painkillers, but I'm not sure if it was steroids. When he died he had I think it was 3 time the normal amount of Testosterone in his body.

Cosmic Tyrant
July 18th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Look man, I've been a fan of WWE for years (And if you don't believe me, look at my trainer card ant title) At any rate, I've seen Benoit in action a lot. I remember him pinning Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 20. I remember him making Finly tap out for the United States Title on an edition of Smackdown. Then, Just when he gets drafted to ECW for their highest honer, he kills himself, not before whacking his wife and son of course. I mean, HIS SON WAS HANDICAPPED! Poor kid. Nancy and Chris also had a rocky relatonship. also, it was steroids. Man, you think you know a guy...

Merzbau
July 19th, 2007, 09:42 PM
All three of the dead had Xanax in their systems, the son, the most, to believe he was sedated before being killed.

He did .not. have steroids in his blood at the time of death, but it seems that he had been using steroids at some time in the recent past beforehand.

What was found in his blood was testosterone, and epitestosterone, the breakdown product of testosterone. The toxicology report said he had more than likely been taking a medicine for some sort of sexual dysfunction.

I'm sticking by the last post I had in this thread, the theory that he had post-concussion syndrome. It makes more sense than anything else out now.

It's a brain injury; it can do serious damage to the way your mind works, even though a concussion seems like nothing.

B-Baller
July 21st, 2007, 11:03 AM
I remember him pinning Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 20.

Chris made Trips tap out at Wrestlemania.
/wrestlinggeek

Yep...such a shame to lose one of the best technical wrestlers ever. It would've been fun to have watched him win the ECW Championship at Vengeance...then they stick the title to John Morrison (or whatever Nitro changed his name to).

RIP Chris
Unfortunately you won't get in the Hall of Fame since McMahon doesn't want you mentioned anymore...

Dawg 2005
July 21st, 2007, 11:31 AM
Unfortunately you won't get in the Hall of Fame since McMahon doesn't want you mentioned anymore...

He can still get in, it's just that there's no more tributes because of what he did.

He deserves to be inducted.

Legacy
July 21st, 2007, 12:07 PM
He can still get in, it's just that there's no more tributes because of what he did.

He deserves to be inducted.
Doubt it. The Hall of Fame is a celebration of the greatest performers in the WWE. Undoubtedly, the wrestler did enough during his career to warrant an induction at some point in the future, but the man ended his life as a murderer, and that will forever taint his memory.

Dawg 2005
July 22nd, 2007, 07:24 AM
Doubt it. The Hall of Fame is a celebration of the greatest performers in the WWE. Undoubtedly, the wrestler did enough during his career to warrant an induction at some point in the future, but the man ended his life as a murderer, and that will forever taint his memory.

Yeah, but being inducted into the HoF is based on talent, what he did will definately affect how much longer it takes, but I still say he should be in there, just not anytime soon.

thenry009
July 22nd, 2007, 09:44 AM
I remember his diving headbutts from the top rope. Maybe it gave him brain damage.

Dawg 2005
July 22nd, 2007, 04:08 PM
I remember his diving headbutts from the top rope. Maybe it gave him brain damage.

Uh, yeah, sure, whatever floats your boat, funny man. >_>;

I don't see why he had to take others down with him. =/

wolfie1177
July 24th, 2007, 11:24 AM
so, i dont know if this has made it out yet, but they are now saying benoit was absolutely not acting on 'roid rage. they said he had artificial testosterone, but not at dangerous levels. they think now that maybe it was anti-depression medicine or something, because benoit was apparently on that. so maybe an overdose or a lack-of-dose

i heard a sick thing about this though, that they found benoit's son to have been drugged with an anti-depressant, like benoit had drugged his son and then strangled him.

this whole story is a shame, wwe has every right to disown benoit and any of his achievements for doing this crap. as far as i'm concerned, benoit should be dead to each and every member of the wrestling community

Dawg 2005
July 24th, 2007, 04:51 PM
this whole story is a shame, wwe has every right to disown benoit and any of his achievements for doing this crap. as far as i'm concerned, benoit should be dead to each and every member of the wrestling community

His achievements are very well-known, especially since he's been a wrestler for a long time, I wouldn't disown what he did.

Well, you can't really say that, because that man, despite what he did, impacted each and every person in that locker room.

yomokita
July 25th, 2007, 03:20 AM
I think it was a double murder then sucided, i was watching some youtube vid about it, ill post link when i can find it

wolfie1177
July 25th, 2007, 04:54 AM
His achievements are very well-known, especially since he's been a wrestler for a long time, I wouldn't disown what he did.

Well, you can't really say that, because that man, despite what he did, impacted each and every person in that locker room.

yeah, he did have some great wrestling achievements, and he was a great locker room leader, but how could they possibly ever look back at him the same again? he killed his family, for no reason whatsoever. not only that, he killed his wife a whole day before killing his son. if he really wanted to die that bad, he could have just killed himself and left his family to still have a life without him.

dont get me wrong, i used to be a HUGE benoit fan, and i was devastated that RAW when tehy did the tribute show. but this whole ordeal sours that tribute and sours his whole career for me. i dont think anyone should applaud someone who murders his family in cold blood, no matter how good his achievements were beforehand.