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Have your say about Chris Benoit
Thu, September 13, 2007

Canadian Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit’s brain said Wednesday.

Steroid use also has lingered as a theory, since anabolic steroids were found in the home and tests conducted by authorities showed Benoit had roughly 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his system when he died.

Benoit suffered brain damage



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hello i have been a wrestling fan for over 40 years and so have my kids what Chris did was wrong to kill his wife and son and for Vince to have a tribute for him Vince should have knowed better when the police told him it was a murder and all the tex messages he sent Vince is in this for the money he does not care who he hurts i will never watch wrestling agine and im a big fan how can anyone praise a man that just murderer his wife and son i sat here Monday night with tears in my eyes watching this and to find out that Chris killed his wife and son i spit on him he makes me sick just like Vince does and i will never watch wrestling agine and my 17 year old daughter sayes the same thing she will never watch it vince i think this is your downfall you know all the men and women in the locker room does drugs i hope you are happy Vince i hope you lose more fans then me and my daughter and having all the wrestling start pay tribute to him and Jim Ross i feel sorry for him for what you have done to him over the years and to fake your death you are a very sick man you are the one that needs help i so hope this is your down fall to stop a show and pay tribute to a murderer you make me sick
lee, 2007-06-27 19:06:29

as a very long time wrestling fan for well over 20+ years i have folled chris since his start in stampede wrestling what is shocking me the most is he is already judged as a killer before all the facts are in has anybody even concidered that maybe just maybe he came home to find his wife and son already dead went into shock placed bibles beside them then killed himself. just my 2 cents. till all the facts are in maybe he shouldnt be classified as a killer and coward
mike, 2007-06-27 19:01:03

Its pretty bad when drugs can take ahold of you mind.Thats if drugs where part of what happenend.Drugs can do alot of stuff and you are unclear of what you are doing.I dont blame Chris i blame the drugs.R.I.P Chris,Nancy and his son.
Shawn, 2007-06-27 18:59:48

It is still very early days, with regards to this shocking tradgedy. At the moment, we dont know what state of mind Chris was in, or whether or not it was anything to do with any substance that he may or may not have taken. All we know at the moment is that he took two innocent lives, as well as his own. I dont think Vince McMahon and the WWE can be blamed for their initial reaction, because Chris was a well respected, long serving athlete, and they couldn't possibly have imagined at that time, that the Chris they knew could be capable of such a horrific act. I think that when they found out what had happened, they did the right thing in realeasing a second, breif statement. I feel that something would have been done by the WWE, his family and friends had they known prior to the weekend, the state of mind Chris was in. At the end of the day, only Chris is responsible for what he puts into his body, if drugs are involved, he must have known what they would do to him?? Hes been in the business 22 years. If he was depressed, seek help, hes a grown man. Your welfare, and more importantly your familys welfare, comes before any job, whether you sweep the streets, or your a famous wrestler. Whatever caused Benoits state of mind, nothing in the world is ever any excuse for taking another life, let alone your poor little defensless seven year old lad. What that poor boys last moments must have been like, I cant imagine. Its going to be hell, for those who did know him personally to comprehend what he did, and understandably it would be hard to know how to react. I dont have any feeling for Benoit, for what he did. Iam just deeply saddened that a little lads life has been needlessly ended.

B Newcastle Upon Tyne England.
Bev, 2007-06-27 18:31:13

I don't understand why everyone is talking about Chris. He is a coward for doing whar he did. Saying roids made him do it is just an excuse. Lets talk more about his wife and 7 YEAR OLD SON they are the victims. WWE should not even mention his name again.There's no room in heaven for a man like Chris
Manny, 2007-06-27 18:22:07

We may never know for sure what was going on inside Chris Benoit head over that weekend,and maybe that is the real tragic result of all this.

No matter what may come out over the next few weeks one thing is for sure one of the best is now gone.


Greg, 2007-06-27 18:13:53

I echo what those before me have said. With the man passed on, we can only speculate what was going through his mind in the final moments.

Chris thank you for your years of entertainment, I am sorry for all of those involved that it had to come to this.
Paul, 2007-06-27 18:12:18

I think it's sad that Chris Benoit couldn't realize that he needed help. What's sadder is that he took his wife and child's lives as well as his own. What is even sadder than that is the backpedalling by WWE and USA network over the telecast of a tribute show. This man was a great athelete, a consummate professional and was well loved and respected by his peers. Period!
johnny, 2007-06-27 18:03:13

Another stunning and shocking story from the darker side of wrestling. I saw a very young Chris Benoit start out in Edmonton -one could see an individual with a grittiness in the ring which so few had or could even aspire to obtain. Chris paid all the dues from day one and from what I know he deserved every accolade and award he procured from pro wrestling. I last saw him wrestle in April, 2004, in his hometown. He must have felt like the hero he was to many fans.

I give my sympathy to his wife and son who did not have a chance and his former wife and two kids from a previous relationship. They have to go forward with this mess hanging over their lives, His mother and father also deserve my sincere condolences. We do not know all the details but the pressure on this man must have been horrendous to trigger his unhinging . The WWE has to develop realistic schedules for their performers with more time away from the ring-time to get treatment for the physical and mental regime performers are required to complete . Think about it WWE-it's in your best interest and that of the workers. A great wrestler is gone but can the sports entertainment world learn from this bitter lesson ?

Gregor in Victoria
Gregor Campbell, 2007-06-27 17:58:01

Sickened and saddened by this news.

Infuriated by the federations recent blanket denial that steriods had nothing to do with this.

This reeks of a major coverup and I hope someone has the 'nads to step up and have this pathetic organization take some responsibility. The federation is the one reaping the big $$$ from all of this, wanting bigger, stronger, faster atheletes while turning a blind eye to the end result.

These deaths, major health issues for their 'stars' and yet all they do is deny deny deny.

Makes me sick.

I rarely watched wrestling before but you can be damn sure I'll not allow ANY of it in my home for my children to see.
Working ona GoodName, 2007-06-27 17:52:13

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