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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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I have watched wrestling for over 40 years and always admired a man like Chris Benoit, until now. There is no excuse to do what he did to an innocent little boy and his lovely wife. I don't usually agree with the WWE but I do believe that this was premeditated and for this Chris Benoit you are now only going to be known as a killer.
bob edwards, 2007-06-27 16:12:55

I was shocked when I saw the show Monday and Vince announced this, as I hadn't checked the web for anything that day. Once I heard that it was a suspected double homicide-suicide I didn't want to believe someone like Chris Benoit could be capable of doing something so horrific to his family. I was saddened at first, but now I'm angry that he could do something so cowardice as to murder his wife and 7-year-old son. If he wanted to take his own life, that's one thing, but to take two innocent people with you is just plain wrong. I don't think the issue is whether he was using steroids, as the man in downstate Illinois certainly wasn't using them when he killed his wife and THREE children. Just because Benoit was a wrestler the media automatically points the finger at steroids every time. His wife and son didn't take them and yet they are dead. I have been a wrestling fan for over 20 years and have seen a lot of wrestlers die from drug abuse but what Chris Benoit did was just plain wrong and inhuman. Having that tribute was a good thing, because they don't have to worry about having one in the future. I don't feel sorry for Benoit, I feel sorry for his other two children and their mother who now have to face all the media that's going to point fingers at one thing when the cause could be something that showed just how private Chris Benoit always was.
JK, 2007-06-27 15:53:38

When I first heard about it, I was shocked and then saddened. I never met Chris Benoit. But I think one of 2 things happened. He either had a bad reaction to the prescription drugs. People have bad reactions to medicine. Or, there was someone in the house who shouldn't have been. He did text message his address to co-workers 4 times and said the side door was open. Sounds like he was asking for help.
Katrina, 2007-06-27 15:50:26

We loved Chris Benoit as a superb wrestler and entertainer. That will never change. He was one of my husband's favorite wrestlers. We feel the business got to him. Wrestling is a dirty,depressing blood sport. Benoit was out of his league. He was too much of a gentle soul and a true gentleman to be involved with such an ugly sport as Wrestling.But murder and suicide is not the way to solve problems. Our condolences to the Benoit family, friends and extended family. The Wrestling world has lost a true gentleman and a superb and talented wrestler. He is at peace now.Take your rest my friend.

Digg Family

Houston,TX
Moongirl35, 2007-06-27 15:49:58

I am huge chris benoit fan I have been since he was in ecw , I don't know what to say I think its all a dream , I read stories of him of late like reports and quotes and he did sound a little sucidal as well deeply disturbed but most of all depress , I heard he can't let go of his best friend Eddy guerraro who passed away in 2005 , as well his marriage and his son Daniel I wish Chris told wwe he wanted time off to be with his family and check himself into rehab for mental health , but I guess he did not because he was embarassed I guess anyone would be , I am not sure if I feel sad or mad its hard to decide I wish he seeked help for mental state , my heart goes out his family , friends , and his wife's family , I know vince mcmahon is mad but he is shocked , embarassed by the tribute and mad as well at times no one knows what to do , maybe wrestling needs to have an off season to be with family like other pro sports , as well he seems like he planned I wish he got help from psychiatrists or soo
tony grande, 2007-06-27 15:44:11

First, I was shocked & deeply saddened. As the events started to unfold, I was shocked & horrified. Now, I'm at the anger stage in my grief process. Watching these guys & being such a fan, you almost feel like you know them, that they're part of your family almost. Who knows if steroids were to blame, or even part of the reason. I think more & more will come out in the weeks to come. Will there be an interview with his ex-wife? Will that show more domestic abuse? Will actions that good friends just chalked up to "being Chris" now begin to look suspect. One thing that stands out to me is when Chavo, I believe, talked about Chris bringing his sons to the arena & they were always very well-behaved & dressed in suits & ties. A father who liked tidiness, or was this just one aspect of a control freak? His privateness, rarely ever showing emotion, his quietness. His intensity in the ring. Was it just a part of his in-ring persona or did he exhibit this type of control throughout other areas of his life. Speculation here, but what if he was a complete control freak, domineering at home, everything needed to be his way, etc., and what if something happened to crack that hard shell, say, if Nancy was thinking of leaving him. If he thought he'd lose control of her & his son, then his veneer may have snapped & he killed them all. Merely speculation, but it's food for thought & I think more of his odd behaviors will surface in the coming weeks. I prayed for them all & their immortal souls & especially for their "brothers in arms" in the WWE who have to carry on.
Vicki, 2007-06-27 15:36:54

enough already. he killed a 7 year old. let's move this off of the front page.
Bud K, 2007-06-27 15:35:53

He may still be hailed as a hero but he's a murderer in my mind, a coward and also someone who should have been pitied.
M. Clough, 2007-06-27 15:13:35

I agree. Wait until the facts come out. Deep in my guts I don't think Benoit did it. Maybe it is just that I don't want to believe it. In any case whether he did it or not when he wrestled it was art. I would want people to remember what he did with his life rather than what he did at the end. That is if he did do it.
April, 2007-06-27 15:05:18

I just want to say that Chris Benoit was a great wrestler and that speaks for itself but what he has done is unspeakable,may god forgive him.
Canadian DD, 2007-06-27 14:55:22

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