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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #60 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.


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2007, 01:38:29 PM »
damn...... And his son was mentally retarded too -- I didn't know that until last night
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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #62 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.


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #63 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.


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #64 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....
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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #65 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.
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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #66 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. 


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #67 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.



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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #68 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


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #69 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 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.


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #70 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.


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #71 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.
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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #72 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:


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #73 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. 


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Re: Chris Benoit WWE Superstar and Family found dead this morning.
« Reply #74 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.