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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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Idon't care for the excuses. Killing your wife and 7 year old boy is inexcusable. Rot in hell, Benoit.
Jimi, 2007-06-27 06:40:57

I watched chris as a young wrestler in *Stampede Wrestling* at the old corral in Calgary AB.and knew he had what it took to make it to the *BIG TIME*. My dad,rest his soul,was one of Chris's biggest fans. he did in the wrestling business what we thought he would,way back then,I will always think of him as a GREAT WRESTLER. Iam sorry that he did not look for help,it could have saved three lives.Vince,Chris was ment to be honored for what he achieved as a wrestler. We may never truely know what happenned and it is all very,very sad that two living childrn lost their father,not only in body but emotionally as well,along with the loss of their brother and step mom,these poor children,i feel terrible for them and Nancy's family,not to mention what Chris's family must be going threw. Especially in this had time it is good to remember the best of times(not that the bad don't matter). please people remember the ones left behind,all the hurtful words will not make it right,only worse for the ones left to grieve.Let them remember the good that was in Chris not his moment of weakes,he was human too. to the families involved sorry for your loss.


jennifer, 2007-06-27 06:23:15

RIP Benoit
Ron, 2007-06-27 06:08:51

From what I’ve seen on the news and in the wrestling media so far, only SLAM! Columnist Tim Baines’ article, “Questioning Benoit’s Tribute” has gotten the Benoit tragedy right. It does not matter that Benoit was a great wrestler or quiet professional. Giving a name to his ‘motive’ by calling it personal demons, work related stress, or drug addition is trivializing murder. The initial details of what happened indicate a seriously troubled man who needed help. I have no idea what sacrifices or pain he had to endure to achieve what he did. Barring a future revelation from the investigation, Chris Benoit, for all his accolades, was not a great man. He was a double murderer. He does not deserve any hall of fames, tribute shows, or memorials.

The other disgusting aspect this has been WWE’s defensive posturing. WWE cannot prostitute itself to the main stream media during a ‘story line’ death, and then criticize the media’s reporting when it happens for real. It the same vein, the WWE cannot consume limited police resources with time wasting inquiries into fake deaths, and then utilize those same resources to bolster their image as a tranquil and straight edge place to work.

While the WWE has handled this situation with more class than previous tragedies, it is getting harder to ignore that a great deal of their current and former employees are dead. No matter how somber and neat their PR machine paints this situation, the WWE – implicitly or explicitly – condones a hazardous work environment for its performers. Year round performance schedules, pressure to work through injuries, and increasing the bottom line are all dangerous contributors. Wrestling fans – myself included- condone this atmosphere time and time again by hanging our heading during a 10-bell salute, then cheering ‘On with the show!’ after the last bell tolls.

The WWE is not at fault for Chris Benoit’s atrocious actions, only Chris Benoit is accountable for that. Professional wrestling did not cause the murder of a mother and her son or force anyone to commit suicide. However, no reasonable person would say there is not an underlying problem in professional wrestling’s culture. SLAM! Wrestling should say as much. Wrestling fans should not support a reckless product. Wrestlers themselves should demand a union or other independent body. Congressional leaders should issue subpoenas similar to other athletes’ testimony. Rationalizing these constant tragedies is sticking your head in the sand for conscience’s sake. Ignoring them bolsters the status quo and through passivity increases the likelihood of more death and sorrow. Professional wrestling has moved beyond tragedy now, and it will never morally recover without a dynamic change to how the business is conducted. As a life long fan, it pains me to say I can no longer support it; and if the outpouring of sympathy is sincere, neither will you.
Tom, 2007-06-27 05:47:49

I have been watching wrestling for as long as I can remember. Who could ever forget Hulk Hogan body slamming Andre the Giant? What happened this past weekend was at best HORRIFIC!! We will never know what he was thinking. Whether or not steroids played a part it will take weeks or months to know. Bottom line is a innocent child died. I find this appalling. To the Benoit relatives who now have to pick up the pieces you are in my thoughts and prayers
alison, 2007-06-27 03:04:46

Chris Benoit " the murder " should not be excused for what he have done with a helpless child and a woman who served her when he was in need. but its the truth that Chris Benoit " the better wrestler among the best can't be that easily forgotten for the deeds he have done for his entire life. his giving in the professional wrestling history is that can never be forget and destroyed by him being a murderer. may god bless the entire soul of nancy, daniel and lastly chirs benoit.
Bibek, 2007-06-27 02:53:28

Blame it on the roids, blame it on the hectic schedule,blame on mental illness.Blame it on whatever your little heart desires.It still doesn't change what has already happened.No one will ever know what went through Benoit's mind when/if he actually did commit this heinous crime. So many questions can be asked, there are no answers, at least not truthful ones.As the saying goes, opinions are like ---holes. Everyone has one and is entitled to use it. Leave this story alone already.
WhoCares, 2007-06-27 02:48:27

I drove him and other wrestlers around in Daytona, Fla.They all were loud and liked going to the strip club and the bike rallys.I was also married to a body builder at that time who done "roids" injection and pills, he was fast tempered,mean, and controlling when he was on them.I lift weights and did "roids' very briefly because I could see a change in my additude and did not like it. I stopped doing them and years later had cervical cancer and colen cancer caused by the type I was taking.I know for a fact just how vilent you get.I knew on the wrestling tribute that he did it and "riods" were involed.May GOD be with the family of Nancy.Chris well we know where he is now......
lynn, 2007-06-27 02:32:57

Many of you don't want rash judgements made about this being roid rage; mental illness or judging the wwe. Lets take it at face value; a double homicide and a cowardice suicide.

So what if he was a great athlete and entertainer? So what if it was roids?

Many of you wrestling fans want to ignore the fact that the crippler was also a murderer; quit blaming mental illness or anything else until the facts all come out. this was a real family outside the ring and realm of VM and his brand of entertainment.

This was MURDER nothing more nothing less; a family wiped out with cowardice.
josef, 2007-06-27 02:27:41

24 hours on from learning this tragic news, I'm still in shock at it all. I can't believe someone like Beniot would do such a brutal act and I feel for those left behind such as his parents who were robbed of a grandson as well as their son. Equally I feel for the family of Nancy and hope they can somehow get over this horrible tragedy.

Its sad to think that such a great career has been tarnished and he'll probably never be inducted into the hall of fame. He was my favourite wrestler and I held such admiration for him before the weekend's events were made public. Its hard to imagine watching a Chris Beniot match on tape or DVD anytime soon despite the fact he was the best.
David Henderson, 2007-06-27 02:20:53

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