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Title: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 25, 2007, 05:04:29 PM
Just wanted to let any of you wrestling fans know that Chris Benoit and his family have passed away.  Police are investingating his house as a crime scene but no details have been stated so far.  Thought you might want to know since Raw starts in about 5 minutes.   
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 25, 2007, 05:37:08 PM
WHAT???>>A>S>?AS>?D>A:LDAD>?>ALDP:"O"
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 25, 2007, 05:40:37 PM
Holy crap man.... that's so sad.... I wonder what happened?
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 25, 2007, 05:57:25 PM
Woah, that's cold. His whole family.

Quote from:  www.940news.com
STAMFORD, Conn. (CP) - Canadian pro wrestler Chris Benoit has been found dead at his suburban Atlanta home along with his wife Nancy and son, World Wrestling Entertainment said Monday.

"There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities," the WWE statement said on its website.

WWE said information about the deaths came from "authorities" in Fayetteville County, Ga. A spokesman for the Peachtree City Police Department said he had no information on the report, telling a reporter to contact his superior on Tuesday.

WWE spokeswoman Cheryl Kong in Toronto said Monday night's "Raw" TV program would serve as a tribute to Benoit and his family.

Benoit, 40, was born in Montreal and lived in Edmonton. He was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.

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

Benoit was scheduled to wrestle at the Vengeance pay-per-view Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called "personal reasons."


Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 25, 2007, 08:22:08 PM
Just found this on an Atlanta based news programs website.

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WWE Wrestler, Family Found Dead
Written By: Michael King
Last Modified: 6/25/2007 10:55:30 PM

WWE professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their home near White Water Country Club in Fayette County on Monday afternoon.

Lead investigator Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department said the three were found about 2:30 p.m.

Pope said they went to Benoit's residence a the request of WWE officials, who said he had missed professional appearances.

Police discovered three bodies in the home. Pope said they are presently investigating the deaths as a double murder-suicide. The family's bodies have been taken to the GBI crime lab, with autopsy results expected sometime during the day on Tuesday.

Benoit, 40, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.

On their Web site, World Wrestling Entertainment officials said in a statement that Benoit and his family were found dead on Monday afternoon.

The statement said, "World Wrestling Entertainment is deeply saddened to report that today Chris Benoit and his family were found dead in their home. There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities. Monday night's 'Raw' on USA Network will serve as a tribute to Chris Benoit and his family."

WWE president Vince McMahon began Monday's USA Network "WWE Raw" program by announcing Benoit's death, and announcing that Monday's live program would be canceled. He said that in its place, they would air a three-hour tribute to Benoit's wrestling career.

Benoit was scheduled to perform at the "Vengeance" pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called "personal reasons."

Benoit, a Canadian native, maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling.

Benoit's wife, Nancy, 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 an ongoing storyline on Turner-owned World Championship Wrestling.

Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship.

The federal-style house is in a secluded neighborhood set back about 60 yards off a gravel road, surrounded by stacked stone wall and double-iron gate.

Monday night, the house was dark except for a few outside lights. There was a police car in front, and two uniformed officers.

Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: jasimon1 on June 25, 2007, 08:33:56 PM
This is crazy!!

 The following is from ABCNews.com:

Wrestling star Chris Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their suburban Atlanta home Monday. The deaths are being investigated as a possible suicide and double homicide, authorities told ABC News.

Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department told ABC News that Benoit had missed several appointments over the weekend, leading concerned parties to ask police to do a "welfare check." When sheriffs arrived at the Benoits' home, they found the wrestler, his wife, and their son dead.

There were no signs of gunshot wounds or stabbing, according to Pope. Authorities are not ruling out other causes, such as poisoning, suffocation, or strangulation. Pope told ABC News that his department is looking at this situation as a "possible double murder, suicide."

Pope said "the instruments of death were located on scene," but would not specify what those instruments are or where in the house the bodies were found. Pope added the department is "not actively searching for any suspects outside of the house."

An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. However, it could be weeks before there is a result.

Benoit, 40, was scheduled to spar against C.M. Punk in a pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston for the Extreme Champion Wrestling title. But Benoit canceled before the event, citing personal reasons.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Benoit was known in the ring as the "Canadian Crippler."

Following the announcement of the deaths, World Wrestling Entertainment issued a statement: "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."

WWE announced that it would drop its planned Monday night line-up on the USA Network to air a three-hour tribute to Benoit.

In a sport known for bravado and bullying, Benoit was very much beloved and respected by his peers. He was passionate about his profession and served as a mentor to many younger, up-and-coming performers. As an indication of how much the fans enjoyed him, when the crowd in Houston's Toyota Center learned Sunday night that he wouldn't be there, they chanted, "We want Benoit!"
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Cibernético II on June 25, 2007, 08:35:44 PM
yeah, its unbelievable. I watched most of the Raw tribute show, but couldnt get through the rest of it

I'm glad WWE broke kayfabe with the whole Vince is dead angle. It was bad enough when Sherri died last week and they were doing a fake death story
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Reductio_ad_absurdum on June 25, 2007, 09:55:06 PM
I've haven't watched WWE in a long time, but I still miss Eddie Guerreros.  I send my condolances to the Benoit family that remain.

I hate how empty that always sounds.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: GregMcduck on June 25, 2007, 10:36:51 PM
Oh god.  :'(
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Mr. 420 on June 25, 2007, 10:44:14 PM
At least Vince was classy enough to forget about stupid gimmicks and give a wrestler that never needed a gimmick the tribute that he deserved...so did Vinnie Mac curse himself with his fake death storyline?
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Sharktopus on June 26, 2007, 12:45:52 AM
I heard this on the radio, and though I haven't paid any attention to wrestling in years, thanks to recent events my first thought was fake publicity stunt.

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Benoit's wife, Nancy, 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 an ongoing storyline.[/quoted] WTF?
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: dignan on June 26, 2007, 07:33:55 AM
Wow, that is just horrible.  That poor family.  I wonder what happened.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: jasimon1 on June 26, 2007, 08:14:28 AM
The reports now are all saying he killed his wife and son this past weekend and himself on Monday. The latest report on msnbc says that once details are released, they are going to be very shocking.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: dignan on June 26, 2007, 08:16:55 AM
Gah...that's even worse.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 26, 2007, 09:52:57 AM
It's so sad -- he was so respected in the wrestling community, and was one of the best faces the biz has ever seen - and one of the best heels....

My first inclination is that he was incredibly depressed at the point of his mid-life, and that is what drove him to do this... Perhaps something triggered said depression.... I don't know -- but man, this is so sad....

I remember watching Benoit on Monday Nitro. Back then, who would have thought....
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: jasimon1 on June 26, 2007, 09:57:47 AM
We met him once at a show and he was the nicest guy.

I'm wondering if Eddie's death had anything to do with his depression. They were very close in real life.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 26, 2007, 10:03:42 AM
Eddie was great as well - When I found out he died, I was shocked also.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Mr. 420 on June 26, 2007, 10:52:08 AM
Is there any news on why he missed Vengance on Sunday night...besides the "personal reasons"...
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: gbeenie on June 26, 2007, 11:03:16 AM
They just said that. According to the police, he killed his wife and son on Friday, and then himself on Monday.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Mr. 420 on June 26, 2007, 11:12:12 AM
This sucks....I still cant believe it....I m glad that I got to see him at a live Raw show....in one of his best matches...he took on Triple H in an 1 hour long Iron Man Match for the Championship....it was one of the greatest matches I have ever seen in my life and I have been around the wrestling block...his talent will be missed :'(
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: jasimon1 on June 26, 2007, 11:14:09 AM
Is there any news on why he missed Vengance on Sunday night...besides the "personal reasons"...

The story on Sunday night was he called and said he couldn't come because his wife and son were spitting up blood and he had to attend to thier illness. Looking back, that's kinda of a creepy thing considering they were already dead.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Chaos on June 26, 2007, 11:46:35 AM
Oh man... I just can't even find the words.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/06/26/ap/national/main2982102.shtml

Chris Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers of all time growing up. I met him at a live event once, and he really seemed like a genuine, honest, and nice guy. I can only guess that there must have been a lot of depression behind the scenes.

What a tragedy for his family, and his wife's family.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 26, 2007, 11:58:16 AM
Here's the msn article... he strangled his wife, smothered his kid, and hung himself.... this sucks...

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6960688?MSNHPHCP&GT1=10136
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 26, 2007, 12:37:09 PM
I haven't watched wrestling in years, but I found this as pretty shocking. I never though he had it in him to do something this insane.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Cibernético II on June 26, 2007, 01:46:35 PM


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Benoit's wife, Nancy, 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 an ongoing storyline.[/quoted] WTF?

Nancy was married to Kevin Sullivan at the time she was a manger in WCW. Kevin Sullivan was acting as booker and wrestler at the time and put the 2 together. So yeah, pretty ironically, Benoit stole his his wife
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2007, 05:15:51 PM
Even during the tribute show, you could pretty much tell that Benoit had done something horrible.  Every other time a member of their roster has passed on, the tribute leans more towards the wrestler's personal lives instead of just focusing on their careers.  Everything that was said focused only on his career achievements and on stories about his wife and son.  I realize that they needed to fill the show but you could see how conflicted everyone was on paying tribute to someone who had killed 2 people.  The whole thing is just bizarre on so many levels.  I wasn't a Benoit fan by any means but I did have the opportunity to speak to him briefly at a show a few years ago and he seemed like a very likable person.  Guess it goes to show, you never know who you're speaking too.  I don't believe in a heaven or hell or any form of afterlife but I do feel sorry for his remaining family. 
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 26, 2007, 05:26:54 PM
Yeah - it's pretty hard to have gushy feelings about someone who murdered his wife and kid and then took his own life. I guess the tribute show underlined the sorrow people felt about /how/ it all went down and the fact that it actually /did/ go down that way...
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Cibernético II on June 26, 2007, 06:15:10 PM
well, all the segments were probably recorded before more information was released. All the wrestlers pretty much said good things about Chris and said he loved his family and stuff. At the time all this was done the only information available was that he, his wife, and son were found dead in the home. It wasn't until today that it was released that police suspect murder-suicide.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Mr. 420 on June 26, 2007, 06:21:08 PM
I dunno...some the wrestlers stated that they were "confused" by the whole situation and i read somewhere that the WWE had most of the details but where told not to say anything until there was official conformation, I'm sure that they all knew what had happened but wanted to focus more on paying tribute to Benoit
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: mrbasehart on June 26, 2007, 06:22:31 PM
Yeah, I've been following the story since I read about it on the OO Forums last night.  While Benoit was never one of my favourite wrestlers, I did appreciate his style and the respect he had for the business, and it's saddening and shocking that this kind of thing has happened.  I hope the WWE can recover from this over the coming months.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: jasimon1 on June 26, 2007, 06:33:26 PM
Reported By Patrick W. Boucher  on Jun 26, 2007 - 6:23:58 PM

TVWeek.com is reporting that Vince McMahon will open up tonight's ECW on Sci Fi broadcast to publicly apologize for the three hour tribute to Chris Benoit last night. The tribute aired before knowledge of Benoit's guilt in the murders of his son and wife as well as his own suicide.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Mr. 420 on June 26, 2007, 07:16:01 PM
Reported By Patrick W. Boucher  on Jun 26, 2007 - 6:23:58 PM

TVWeek.com is reporting that Vince McMahon will open up tonight's ECW on Sci Fi broadcast to publicly apologize for the three hour tribute to Chris Benoit last night. The tribute aired before knowledge of Benoit's guilt in the murders of his son and wife as well as his own suicide.

Vince handled it ok..the dedication to everyone effected by the situation was right, and by the looks of Cena vs Nitro for the first match i think he's gonna give one hell of a show tonight
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 26, 2007, 07:35:54 PM
This whole situation just makes me want to look at old WWF/WWE episodes, but the only thing I have from back then is a copy of WWF: No Mercy for the N64. Does anyone know any websites were I can find old tapes? (I hate to call them episodes)
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Chaos on June 26, 2007, 07:54:18 PM
I'm just glad they dumped the whole "Vince McMahan is dead" thing in light of the recent events. I don't really actively watch anymore unless I'm EXTREMELY bored, but my brother is an avid fan and still talks to me as though I was watching it with him every day... and the whole McMahan thing seemed in very poor taste to me. It would have been even worse to carry on with it considering the actual deaths that took place.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Chaos on June 26, 2007, 07:56:48 PM
This whole situation just makes me want to look at old WWF/WWE episodes, but the only thing I have from back then is a copy of WWF: No Mercy for the N64. Does anyone know any websites were I can find old tapes? (I hate to call them episodes)

*cough* bittorrent *cough*
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: ScottotD on June 27, 2007, 02:58:03 AM
I'm Numb... but not as numb as I want to be.

I got a call at work yesterday from my ex telling me that Benoit and Nancy were dead and my first thought was car accident, I was busy so couldn't stay on the phone long and just went back to work without it really registering.

About 30 minutes of staring blankly at the screen later I realized she'd said "found dead" and called back, that's when she told me about the double murder/suicide. I assumed it was Nancy thinking that maybe it had something to do with the time Benoit took off last year to 'take care of her' and his skipping the PPV for a similarly vague reason. Sort of slipped between sadness and shock all day, planning on coming home, ordering a Benoit shirt online (figuring the money would go to his other kids), drinking some beers, watching some matches and probably crying a lot.

Then I got home read the latest reports and I started feeling numb again but numb with a share of anger, anger that he could do this, that some people will remember or know about him him for only this... selfish anger that a man I considered a hero let me down and didn't let me mourn him properly (at least for now).

Reported By Patrick W. Boucher  on Jun 26, 2007 - 6:23:58 PM

TVWeek.com is reporting that Vince McMahon will open up tonight's ECW on Sci Fi broadcast to publicly apologize for the three hour tribute to Chris Benoit last night. The tribute aired before knowledge of Benoit's guilt in the murders of his son and wife as well as his own suicide.

I find that strange, no matter what he's still dead and his friends will still miss him.  But then everything's felt strange for the last 24 hours.

Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 27, 2007, 04:37:29 AM
Here's some more stuff from wwe.com


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STAMFORD, Conn., June 26, 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment is stunned and saddened by the details released by local authorities concerning the double homicide-suicide involving Chris Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and his son, Daniel.

However, WWE is concerned with the sensationalistic reporting and speculation being undertaken by some members of the media following the press conference held by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney. During the press conference, the investigating authorities made the following points, all of which run contrary to the media speculation that "roid rage" was a factor in the senseless murders and suicide:

1. The authorities stated that all drugs found in the house were believed to be legal prescriptions.

2. Steroids were not, and could not, be related to the cause of death (asphyxiation).  Authorities had no factual basis to speculate as to Benoit’s state of mind, and rightly did not do so.

3. Toxicology tests have not even been completed, so there is no current evidence that Benoit even had steroids or any other substance in his body. In that regard, on the last test done on Benoit by WWE's independently administered drug testing program, done on April 10, 2007, Benoit tested negative.

4. The physical findings announced by authorities indicate deliberation, not rage. The wife's feet and hands were bound and she was asphyxiated, not beaten to death. By the account of the authorities, there were substantial periods of time between the death of the wife and the death of the son, again suggesting deliberate thought, not rage. The presence of a Bible by each is also not an act of rage.

5. WWE strongly suggests that it is entirely wrong for speculators to suggest that steroids had anything to do with these senseless acts, especially when the authorities plainly stated there is no evidence that Benoit had steroids in his body, pending the toxicological reports, and that they had no evidence at this time as to the motive for these acts.

WWE is continuing to monitor the ongoing investigation being conducted by local authorities.



And here's Vinces statement from the start of the ECW broadcast Tuesday night.
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Last night on Monday Night Raw, the WWE presented a special tribute show, recognizing the career of Chris Benoit. However, now some 26 hours later, the facts of this horrific tragedy are now apparent. Therefore, other than my comments, there will be no mention of Mr. Benoit tonight. On the contrary, tonight's show will be dedicated to everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident. This evening marks the first step of the healing process. Tonight, the WWE performers will do what they do better than anyone else in the world – entertain you.

And finally the timeline for what the wwe knew throughout the weekend.
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Detailed WWE/Benoit timeline
Written: June 26, 2007Below is a detailed WWE/Chris Benoit timeline from Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Chris Benoit was scheduled to appear at the WWE SmackDown/ ECW live event in Beaumont, Texas

3:30pm
A co-worker received a voice message from Benoit. The message from Benoit stated he missed his flight and over slept and would be late to the WWE Live Event. The co-worker called Benoit back, Benoit confirmed everything he said in his voice message and sounded tired and groggy. Benoit then stated, “I love you”. The co-worker stated that it was “out of context.” 

3:42pm
The same co-worker was concerned with Benoit’s tone and demeanor and called Benoit for a second time. Benoit did not answer the call and the co-worker left a message stating “just call me back.”

3:44pm
Benoit called the co-worker back stating he didn’t answer the call because he was on the phone with Delta changing his flight. Benoit stated he had a real stressful day due to Nancy and Daniel being sick with food poisoning. They discussed travel plans for the WWE Tour of Texas with Benoit still sounding groggy at this point according to the co-worker.

4:30pm
A co-worker who consistently travels with Benoit, called Benoit from outside Houston airport and Benoit answered. Benoit told the co-worker that Nancy was throwing up blood and that Daniel was also throwing up. Benoit thought they had food poisoning. Benoit stated he changed his flight and he would be arriving into Houston at 6:30pm. Benoit told the co-worker to drive onto the WWE event.

5:35pm
Benoit called WWE Talent Relations stating that his son was throwing up and that he and Nancy were in the hospital with their son, and that Benoit would be taking a later flight into Houston, landing late, but would make the WWE live event in Beaumont.

6:10pm
A representative of Talent Relations called Benoit. The representative from Talent Relations asked Benoit what time Benoit was getting into Beaumont. Benoit responded he was leaving Atlanta at 9:20pm Eastern time arriving into Houston at 9:24pm Central time. The representative from Talent Relations advised Benoit that it would be too late to make the WWE live event in Beaumont. Benoit apologized citing he had a family emergency. The representative from Talent Relations suggested to Benoit that instead of going to the WWE live event in Beaumont, Benoit should take the flight to Houston, rest up and be ready for the Vengeance Pay-Per-View event. 

6:13pm
The representative from Talent Relations called Benoit to reconfirm the travel plans with no answer from Benoit. The representative from Talent Relations left a voice message to take the flight and rest up.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Text messages sent to co-workers from Chris Benoit and Nancy Benoit’s cell phones:

Text Message 1
Sent to: Two Co-Workers (the same who had verbal correspondence with Benoit the day before)
From: Benoit’s cell phone
When: 6/24 at 3:53am from
Message: C, S. My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215
 
Text Message 2
Sent to: Two Co-Workers (the same who had verbal correspondence with Benoit the day before)
From: Benoit’s cell phone
When: 6/24 at 3:53am
Message: The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open

Text Message 3
Sent to: Two Co-Workers (the same who had verbal correspondence with Benoit the day before)
From: Nancy Benoit’s cell phone
When: 6/24 at 3:54am
Message: C, S. My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215

Text Message 4
Sent to: Two Co-Workers (the same who had verbal correspondence with Benoit the day before)
From: Nancy Benoit’s cell phone
When: 6/24 at 3:55am
Message: C, S. My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215

Text Message 5
Sent to: A Co-Worker who consistently traveled with Benoit
From: Nancy Benoit’s cell phone
When: 6/24 at 3:58am
Message: My address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215

WWE made several attempts to contact Benoit via phone and text messages, as well as, the local hospitals in the Atlanta area. As of 11:00 pm Sunday night there was no contact made with Benoit.

 

Monday, June 25, 2007

12:30pm
WWE was notified of text messages sent to the two co-workers.

12:45pm
WWE contacted the Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office and requested them to go to Benoit’s
residence

4:00pm
WWE received a call from the Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office, advising that they entered
the house of Benoit and found 3 deceased bodies (a male, a female and a child). The Fayette County Sheriff’s office has secured the house as a “major crime scene” and that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office had no further information.


Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 27, 2007, 10:06:26 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6964262?MSNHPHMA

The above link is FoxSport's take on the whole thing.

I think Pro Wrestling is in trouble. Previous unnatural wrestler deaths have usually been isolated to just the wrestler dying. This case, however, involves the wrestler murdering his wife and child over a two-day period prior to taking his own life.... Since this has been made totally public, I can't help but wonder where wrestling can go from here...

True, lots of wrestlers are "success" stories in terms of role modeling and career etc (such as Hogan, Macho Man, and even the Rock) but the list that Fox Sports put together is undeniably long....
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 27, 2007, 10:29:56 AM

I don't think it's going to cripple wrestling in the long term. People have short memory spans and as sad as it sounds now... I'm sure most won't remember much about Benoit in a couple of years. If there was a string of wrestlers going crazy and killing people, then maybe... but that hasn't been the case. I can see the WWE taking a more proactive role in making sure their performers aren't addicited to meds or roids or anything else that might lead to personality shifts... but I don't see this tragic event alienating the fan base by any significant levels.
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Post by: GregMcduck on June 27, 2007, 10:33:17 AM
Wrestling itself will go on as strong as ever. The WWE itself will have to make some changes, but it, along with the rest of the wrestling world, isn't going anywhere.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 27, 2007, 10:36:52 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6964262?MSNHPHMA

The above link is FoxSport's take on the whole thing.
Compairing Benoit to a carnaval attraction? That's just bad taste in my opinion.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 27, 2007, 10:47:01 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6964262?MSNHPHMA

The above link is FoxSport's take on the whole thing.
Compairing Benoit to a carnaval attraction? That's just bad taste in my opinion.

In context....

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Add Chris Benoit to the long list of freakishly muscled carnival attractions for whom a pro wrestling career ended tragically.

... I don't think it's in bad taste... fairly apt actually.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2007, 10:51:22 AM
... I don't think it's in bad taste... fairly apt actually.

It's only poor taste because the whole thing leaves a bad taste in the mouth, the current situation merely heightens that.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 27, 2007, 10:53:54 AM
Call me crazy... but the "bad taste" I have is due to the double-murder followed by suicide. Observing that the guy, like many wrestlers, appears like a modern day equivelent of the old carnival 'freak' strong man... that doesn't even register.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 27, 2007, 10:58:40 AM
I can't see carnival freaks and wrestlers  being in regards to the same type of entertainment. They are entertaining in two different ways, but I can also see were the connection of the "strong man" leads us.

I'm still just confused about the whole thing  :-",
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2007, 10:59:19 AM
Call me crazy... but the "bad taste" I have is due to the double-murder followed by suicide. Observing that the guy, like many wrestlers, appears like a modern day equivelent of the old carnival 'freak' strong man... that doesn't even register.

I know that. I was talking about  Hank thinking the description is bad taste, well if it is it because there's something unsavory about the whole bis. If he's only noticing it due to the current events that still doesn't make an accurate description any more unsavory than the murder suicide itself.

Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 27, 2007, 11:04:36 AM
In my oppinion, the discription just made it seem like Benoit was a loose cannon that was going to break sooner or later. I don't think a loose cannon would've had the sense to put Bibles next to the people he just killed.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2007, 11:08:21 AM
Theistic tinged paranoia, nah that never happens. Funnily enough dedication to the bible and use of it in horrible acts of violence are not the signs of a rational mind.

Also in context the article was referring to the group of dead wrestlers as a whole to which the Benoit family have now been added.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Steve-O on June 27, 2007, 11:11:42 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6964262?MSNHPHMA

The above link is FoxSport's take on the whole thing.
Compairing Benoit to a carnaval attraction? That's just bad taste in my opinion.

Agreed.  I don't follow wrestling, but even as an impartial observer it seems a little too early for the knives to come out.  And I agree with the WWE statement above that until some concrete evidence has been released, speculation as to Benoit's state of mind, and the cause of that state, is just speculation.  Has it always been this way, or did the media used to have some small amount of respect for death?  There'll be plenty of time to call the dead man's grieving friends "carnival attractions" in a week or so.

Beyond that, that piece seems a bit disingenuous to me.  The author includes, as evidence of his thesis that wrestling kills guys dead, a man who shot himself after being released from his contract.  Given that losing one's career tends to depress a man, I don't think you can rightly blame his death on steroids or on wrestling.  Likewise, he mentions Yokozuna's death of a heart attack at 34.  That's not at all surprising, considering how massively overweight the guy was.  It's not an indictment of wrestling, but the author includes it just to bulk up his list.

I do think the guy has a point, but he also apparently has a bone to pick with wrestling.  The fact that he chooses to pick it so soon after Benoit's death just makes him look petty and vindictive.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 27, 2007, 11:15:03 AM
Also in context the article was referring to the group of dead wrestlers as a whole to which the Benoit family have now been added.
I have no problem with the article itself, except that none of the the guys on the list murdered anybody.

All this mixed thinking is making my brain hurt.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 27, 2007, 01:25:10 PM
I do think the guy has a point, but he also apparently has a bone to pick with wrestling.  The fact that he chooses to pick it so soon after Benoit's death just makes him look petty and vindictive.

I used to wrestler in the California freestyle circuit (olympic-style, not "pro"), and I learned that there are two kinds of sportsmen when it comes to "pro" wrestling.

Firstly there's the kind who love pro wrestling that enjoy it as entertainment and often use the addage: "Pro wrestling is fake? Tell me what on tv isn't fake and I'll stop watching it...." That was pretty much the category I fell into. I loved watching pro wrestling, and found it to be somewhat inspirational when I became a wrestler (sort of like boxers who watch Rocky movies to feel a little uplifted).

The other kind of sportsmen hated pro wrestling, and found it to be a disgrace to real athletics (though I question the accusation that these guys aren't "real" athletes...) The guy that wrote this article sounds like one of these guys....

Still - I think he makes some valid points in his article about how rasslin' sort of has the tendancy to attracted tragedy.....
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: jasimon1 on June 27, 2007, 01:37:35 PM
I'll post stuff later chronicalling Benoit's history with mental problem (I can't log into the websites I get my wrestling news from her at work). Apparently though there have been a bunch of things in the past that while they weren't over looked, much more could have been done to help his mental state before it went as far as it did.

One wrestler was on the radio yesterday talking about how wwe really priovides no mental support to these people that make a living out of an aggressive act. There have been so many wrestlers that have come to an untimely demise that could have been prevented had though been given to their actions. I look at the text messages that Benoit was sending people and I can't understand how someone could ignore how odd they were. I know that if I texted messaged any of my friends or coworkers with "My physical address is..." they would immediatly think something is wrong and get someone to check on me if they weren't able to do it themselves especially if I didn't answer the phone after I sent it.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 27, 2007, 01:43:47 PM
Yeah - the fact that he was telling his friends where to find his body..... that's frickin' scary. Here's the worst part though - his family had already been murdered by the time he sent those messages...
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 27, 2007, 01:49:07 PM
Still - I think he makes some valid points in his article about how rasslin' sort of has the tendancy to attracted tragedy.....

I think that there are a lot of contributing factors that lead to the deaths of so many of these preformers.  The ammount of physical injuries that they sustain is way higher than any pro athelete in any "real" sport,   They work hurt out of love for what they do.  Second they live the rockstar lifestyle, touring around the world away from their families and are huge celebrities wherever they go.  Wrestling is way more mainstream than it has been in the past and the attention is bound to go to your head.  Check out  the documentary "Beyond the Mat" and watch the Jake "The Snake" Roberts section to see what I'm talking about.  (an awesome documentary by the way)  And third there is no off season.   These guys live the life year round.  The tour never ends and although the WWE has done a lot to spread out the work among several touring groups over the last few years, this has to be hard on all of them.  
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: eclipt1c on June 27, 2007, 09:43:38 PM
The ammount of physical injuries that they sustain is way higher than any pro athelete in any "real" sport

While I agree with your point, that wrestling should be taken seriously, you should only get injured when you do it wrong.  Yes, wrestling should be considered a real sport, they don't come anywhere near the number of injuries that something like Football does.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 28, 2007, 10:01:09 AM
Yeah - having played football I can concur on that point. We had guys getting seriously injured almost every game....

Wrestling was worse tho - as in - surgery and metal pins kind of injuries.... I sprained every ligament in my right elbow just sparring with a guy - put me out for four weeks and my arm looked like a prop from night of the living dead.... Not to mention the nasty ring worm lol.

There's also boxing -- boxing is pretty much injury-centric.

Anyway - I guess what Raven was saying is that these guys are /constantly/, week after week, travelling around the USA doing this stuff, with no medical coverage at all (and no retirement plan) and the risk of injury and fatigue is incredibly high. There's no off-season, ya know? Shaq can easily go and relax with his millions of dollars and sexy wife for a good couple quarters before entering the court again. Pro wrestlers travel non-stop doing what they do non-stop (which is sort of how they can be compared to a carnival act I suppose).
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on June 28, 2007, 11:32:00 AM
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Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 28, 2007, 12:23:46 PM
They don't call it entertainment for nothing.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 28, 2007, 12:52:52 PM
What was everyone's favorite wrestling storyline, btw?

Mine was undoubtedly and unquestionably the Crow-Sting storyline...
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 28, 2007, 01:10:31 PM
Here's Sting taking on the nWo

http://www.youtube.com/v/xKZSqmRYUYQ
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: KingOfShippers on June 28, 2007, 01:36:10 PM
Not sure if anybody else here knows this but while watching Glenn Beck on CNN last night it was reported that Beniot had also been injecting his son with apparently Growth Hormones, apparently he was doing this so much that it left needle marks.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 28, 2007, 01:38:29 PM
damn...... And his son was mentally retarded too -- I didn't know that until last night
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 28, 2007, 02:40:38 PM
What was everyone's favorite wrestling storyline, btw?

Mine was undoubtedly and unquestionably the Crow-Sting storyline...

I have a couple of favorites,

I loved the Jake the Snake/Undertaker feud from the 90's.
The Kurt Angle/ HHH/ Stephanie love triangle thing
The Edge and Christian fighting the Hardy Boyz when the dressed as Los Conquistadors.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 28, 2007, 02:41:48 PM
I was never a bit wrasslin' guy myself, but I have a friend who's really into it and I was exposed to it through him. I did manage to catch Wrestlemania 20 -is it 20?- where Undertaker returns.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: J-Proof on June 28, 2007, 04:27:29 PM
The return of Undertaker was pretty sweet....

But nothing compares to Sting lowering himself from the rafters and batting the hell out of his enemies for two years striaght....
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Chaos on June 28, 2007, 05:32:49 PM
I think my favorite storyline of all time started way back at Royal Rumble '91, where Yokozuna (sp?) "killed" the Undertaker in the casket match, and his spirit came out way on top of the arena and swore that he would come back and have revenge and yadda yadda... then they had several months worth of "Undertaker Sightings," until he finally came back - being controlled by the Million Dollar Man. And then the whole thing with the two Undertakers and the introduction of Kane and whatnot...

Now that was entertainment.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: mrbasehart on June 28, 2007, 05:43:38 PM
I unashamedly love wrestling.  I folled the British Bulldog - naturally - when I was a kid and had very large posters of him on my wall.  I remember when he beat Bret Hat (best ever, in my opinion) at Wembley Stadium for the intercontinental title and dancing around the room like a little madman.  Now I like the cocky bastards - Mr Kennedy, Edge, Carlito, Samoa Joe, are wrestlers I actively root for, no matter their "alignment".  My favourite storyline had to be The Nation of Domination vs DX. 
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 28, 2007, 07:48:36 PM
Here's another articile from CNN.com

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Wikipedia notes death of Benoit's wife before body found

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Investigators are looking into who altered pro wrestler Chris Benoit's Wikipedia entry to mention his wife's death hours before authorities discovered the bodies of the couple and their 7-year-old son.

Benoit's Wikipedia entry was altered early Monday to say that the wrestler had missed a match two days earlier because of his wife's death.

A Wikipedia official, Cary Bass, said Thursday that the entry was made by someone using an Internet protocol address registered in Stamford, Connecticut, where World Wrestling Entertainment is based.

An IP address, a unique series of numbers carried by every machine connected to the Internet, does not necessarily have to be broadcast from where it is registered. The bodies were found in Benoit's home in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, and it's not known where the posting was sent from, Bass said.

Benoit strangled his wife and son during the weekend, placing Bibles next to their bodies, before hanging himself on the cable of a weight-machine in his home, authorities said. No motive was offered for the killings, which were discovered Monday.

Officials raid office of Benoit's doctor
Also Thursday, federal drug agents said they had raided the west Georgia office of a doctor who prescribed testosterone to Benoit.

The raid at Dr. Phil Astin's office in Carrollton began Wednesday night and concluded early Thursday, said agent Chuvalo Truesdell, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration. No arrests were made.

Hours before the raid, Astin told The Associated Press he had treated Benoit for low testosterone levels, which he said likely originated from previous steroid use.

Among other things, investigators were looking for Benoit's medical records to see whether he had been prescribed steroids and, if so, whether that prescription was appropriate, according to a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because records in the case remain sealed.

Astin prescribed testosterone for Benoit, a longtime friend, in the past but would not say what, if any, medications he prescribed when Benoit visited his office Friday.

State medical records show that Astin's privileges were suspended for three months in 2001 at a Georgia hospital for "reasons related to competence or character."

Astin did not return calls to his cell phone from the AP on Thursday.

Anabolic steroids were found in Benoit's home, leading officials to wonder whether the drugs played a role in the killings. Some experts believe steroids cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as "roid rage."

Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said in a statement Thursday that he could not immediately comment on the raid.

Benoit's page on Wikipedia, a reference site that allows users to add and edit information, was updated at 12:01 a.m. Monday, about 14 hours before authorities say the bodies were found. The reason he missed a match Saturday night was "stemming from the death of his wife Nancy," it said.

Reporters informed the Fayette County district attorney's office of the posting Thursday, and the agency forwarded the information to sheriff's investigators, who are looking into it, a legal assistant said in an e-mail to the AP.

WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt said that to his knowledge, no one at the WWE knew Nancy Benoit was dead before her body was found Monday afternoon. Text messages released by officials show that messages from Chris Benoit's cell phone were being sent to co-workers a few hours after the Wikipedia posting.

WWE employees are given WWE e-mail addresses, McDevitt said, though he did not know whether Chris Benoit had one.

"I have no idea who posted this," McDevitt said. "It's at least possible Chris may have sent some other text message to someone that we're unaware of. We don't know if he did. The phone is in the possession of authorities."

On Thursday afternoon, the Wikipedia page about Benoit carried a note stating that editing by unregistered or newly registered users was disabled until July 8 because of vandalism.

In other developments Thursday, Ballard told the AP that 10 empty beer cans were found in a trash can in the Benoit home. An empty wine bottle was found a few feet from where Benoit hanged himself, Ballard said.

It could take several weeks for toxicology tests to be completed on Benoit to see what substances, if any, were in his system.

Benoit took four months off from work in 2006 for undisclosed personal reasons, McDevitt said.

"He was feeling depressed, that kind of thing," McDevitt said.

In the days before the killings, Benoit and his wife argued over whether he should stay home more to take care of their mentally retarded 7-year-old son, according to an attorney for the WWE wrestling league.

The child had a rare medical condition called Fragile X Syndrome, an inherited form of mental retardation often accompanied by autism.

Chris Benoit's father, Michael Benoit, declined to comment on the slayings when reached Thursday by telephone in Alberta, Canada. Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: KingOfShippers on June 28, 2007, 08:04:27 PM
Damn and i was just about to post that Wikipedia thing as I just found it on the G4 site, but anyways man that's just odd
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Steve-O on June 28, 2007, 09:50:44 PM
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Wikipedia notes death of Benoit's wife before body found

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Investigators are looking into who altered pro wrestler Chris Benoit's Wikipedia entry to mention his wife's death hours before authorities discovered the bodies of the couple and their 7-year-old son.

Benoit's Wikipedia entry was altered early Monday to say that the wrestler had missed a match two days earlier because of his wife's death.

That is seriously creepy, man.  My first thought was that Benoit himself made the edit, but I'm pretty sure he was already dead by early Monday.  Hard to tell, though, since there's been a completely different time line in every report I've read.

The IP that made that edit already has a couple of months worth of Wikipedia vandalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/69.120.111.23) under his belt.  The guy might have just been screwing around again, and the wife's death was just a lucky guess.  Even so, pretty freaky.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Tripe on June 29, 2007, 05:06:19 AM
Damn and i was just about to post that Wikipedia thing as I just found it on the G4 site, but anyways man that's just odd

I watched Somebody from Wikipedia, I switched it on just after the interview began and didn't catch the name,being interviewed on Greta Van Sustren's show (side note, does she remind anyone else of Bert from sesame street?). She showed fierce intelligence when she essentially posited that the edit was done by a time traveler. When I can find video of it I'll post it.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: lapager1 on June 29, 2007, 01:15:55 PM
I used to be obsessed with wrasslin. I watched WWF/E since the early 90s, and WCW since the mid-90s. I really got into the "faction" storylines in each company:  nWo vs. nWo Wolfpack, the Corporation vs. DX, etc., etc. Bret Hart was always my favorite. Jake the Snake and Kevin Nash were awesome too. Now I only watch it occasionally.

Often it seems that those who get involved with professional wrestling, leave it with a bad taste in their mouth. This often seems to be due to more than the physical toll the industry can take. I wonder if much of the psychological troubles these people face were present before they became involved in wrestling or if the industry caused it. I imagine it is both. I mean what a crazy occupation. They do so much physical training, personality training, are on the road the vast majority of the year, deal with behind-the-scenes drama in an ego-filled industry, need pain-killers and muscle-relaxers by the barrel full. Add in the pressure of trying to maintain any sort of personal life, and it seems like not that appealing of a job. Maybe they should consider revamping how the industry looks so as to be more employee-friendly. This probably won't happen, though, since it could take away profits, and because there may be a decent amount of talent that have no complaints. It still seems like more could be done, though.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: RVR II on June 30, 2007, 02:32:19 PM
Man, I'm still Floored by the whole Benoit Tragedy.. I've been a wrestling fan since the 4-Horsemen days in the mid 80's around here with World Wide Wrestling when it was based here in the Charlotte, NC area, and remember many of the 'Late Greats' that are no longer around, but this tragedy has completely blown my mind as to How & Why this happened! Something made him snap - a mixed steroid or drug concoction plus family stress or something.. This was Not Premeditated by any means despite what Vince McMahon says now that he's trying to weasel out and wash his hands of the situation! Despite the end results, I still will remember him as "The Canadian Crippler" and One Incredibly Talented & Focused  wrestler. The end of Wrestle Mania 20 with Chris Benoit winning the World Heavyweight Championship, Eddie Guerrero coming into the ring along with his family to celebrate his victory will forever be etched in my mind of him! :clap:
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: Raven on June 30, 2007, 02:42:48 PM
This was Not Premeditated by any means despite what Vince McMahon says now that he's trying to weasel out and wash his hands of the situation!

Vince's only point over and over again was that this wasn't "Roid Rage"  He never said premeditated.  The media constantly stated that Benoit just snapped and killed his family in a fit of rage and that Steroids were to blame.  Vince  never said the depression that may have been caused by steroids wasn't a possibility.  His only point was that "Roid Rage" doesn't involve deliberate acts taken over several days, that were thought out and deliberate.  And I'm pretty sure that Vince was the last person in the world that wanted this to happen. 
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: RVR II on June 30, 2007, 02:50:46 PM
I just remember watching the entire 3 hour tribute Monday night, and then seeing his demeanor change completely in 26 hours when ECW began, and a statement from WWE headquarters stating "This could not and Did Not happen because of steroids! This was premeditated over a weekend!"
Even his interview on the Today show showed him Clearly on the defensive.
Title: Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
Post by: RVR II on July 01, 2007, 03:24:07 PM
Here's another Stunning article about 'The Total Package' Leg Luger, talking about the Benoit tragedy, and where he is now..
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/fayette/stories/2007/07/01/0701metwrestler.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab