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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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Its strange, first comments out, before all the facts are in, are "Roid Rage" Isnt it about time ALL sport professions did more than turn their backs on the use of steroids. If there are problems lets get to the root of it and quit worring about ticket sales, or when a home run record is going to be broken. Have you read the list of wrestlers that have died and steroids were linked to their deaths? now we have lost another.The media will keep the steroid story going for a few more days and then it will be back to normal. Until something else happens. We wont know for sure if steroids were a factor for a few more days/weeks, butobviously people know there is a problem with them, otherwise it wouldnt have been the first thing that popped into peoples minds.

for whatever reason, may his higher power forgive him, if he indeed is the one who did this
emtp911, 2007-06-26 22:10:52

frankly I'm a little shocked at some of the comments here. How anyone can bash Vince and the WWE for this is outrageous, even to this day knowing what we do. How anyone will just say steroids because it was a wrestler is naive and ignorant. And the biggest of all, how this can become an anti-wrestling forum is just plain sad. Wrestling is a TV show, get over it.

Mental illness is just that, an illness. If it is proven not to be drug related or perhaps those mystery text messages to a co-worker prove that something was in fact foul should I expect to see 156 comments retracting their previous remarks?

The sad truth could be that Benoit came home, found his family dead, went catatonic and then just outright killed himself. The sadder truth, and most likely the eventual reality, is that we will never know.

As for this becoming a public crusade against McMahon, every person knows the job they take. Kurt Angle didn't like the WWE life so he left for TNA. Less money, less publicity, but an easier life. Every employee of every company in the entire world has a choice - work the schedule or leave.

Nobody should play the role of judge here, because not all the answers have been found. You know the media is not going to properly invesitgate this - how many times were the DA and Sheriff asked about anabolic steroids after being told all medications found were prescription? Let all the chips fall, then form an opinion.

As for me, Chris Benoit was a wrestler, nothing more, nothing less. He was one of the best. Remembering him as a muderer would be like remembering Mel Gibson as a drunken racist, or Danny Heatly as a killer. For all his accomplishments in the ring, Chris Benoit will be missed.

For his wife and child, regardless of the eventual conclusions, I pray for you both. People ask where their tributes are, but unlike Chris, they were not public figures in this day. Their tributes will come from those that loved them, and if she have lived a worthy life, they both will have the ultimate tribute through eternal life with our Lord.
crazy d, 2007-06-26 22:06:24

It looks like Benoit chose when he wanted to die but he didn't give that choice to his wife or child. The blame is not the WWE, the lifestyle, or "pressure" of success -he allegedly murdered his wife and son. He is not a great man. I can't believe WWE paid any tribute to him. No one should.
Salinda V, 2007-06-26 22:05:16

chris benoit was one of the greatest wrestlers ever and the news of his death and murdered wife sadnes me heaps.i can't believe he would even do a thing like that but he will always be a hero to me.I hope him and his family rest in peace goodbye Chris Beniot.

From Ethan
ethan, 2007-06-26 22:03:58

I have been a fan of wrestling for 12 years and personally I blame the WWE. Here are my reasons. One They are on the road all of the time. Two they never get to see their wifes or children. Three I believe that Benoit did not want to retire because he loved this business too much but, he wanted to see his wife and child as much as possible. So I think that he believed that the only way to is to take the lives of his wife, child and his own so he can be with them forever. Also to all who think Chris Benoit is a low life, watch some of his matches so you can see the type of passion he has and say he is sadistic and twisted, you are completly wrong. He was the best there was and completly under used and under rated.

also, I have heard that the WWE will get rid of anything that is related to Benoit. This is appalling that they will do something to a wrestling legend.

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Michael DeFord Age 16, 2007-06-26 21:33:46

It is so difficult to say what happened. Everything is speculation right now. It is true that WWE were not aware of the circumstances and had every right to continue with RAW. We cannot also discount the fact that Benoit has been a fan favorite and a talent in the wrestling business for over 20 years. He was always one of my favorites to watch. It was only right of WWE to pay tribute to what he accomplished in the ring. This bizarre and sad story only proves that these "larger than life" heros are only human. We put these wrestlers on a pedastool in front of the whole world, and criticize them when we discover that they have their own demons to deal with. This is in no means condoning the actions, but where was the WWE to help Benoit if he truly needed it. To see the pictures of Chris holding and kissing his son in the middle of the ring after winning the WWE championship....It is just so hard to imagine what could have caused this
Ian Cormier, 2007-06-26 21:24:37

You have got to be kidding me!!!!!

You still value the career of a man that may have bound and killed his wife one night, suffocated his 7 year old son the next night(did his son see his mother die and wait for his own fate in fear??!!!) and then took the coward way out and kill himself???? he has disgraced all of Pro Wrestling.

I would hope that Steroids did cause this, that way, at least he know he wasn't some sadistic monster. There would at least be some reason to such a heinous crime.

Are you fans that disillusioned that you would look past the fact that this man committed such a heartless and cowardly act????


Eyes wide open, 2007-06-26 21:20:28

I read that police said Benoit killed his wife, bounded her hands? maybe he was called by someone who killed his wife and son and then when he arrived he was killed. The idea is to create a suicide atmosphere, but it was a real murder case. Bibles? come on, seems more a bone collector movie than a wrestler who killed someone.
Juan Carlos Nùñez, 2007-06-26 21:15:23

I am shocked, saddened, surprised...There is no way to make sense of this sad moment. I have been thinking about it a lot with no real sense of understanding.

I feel that Chris Benoit, the person, was difficult to read and judgment right now will not help his living children or his family, as well as Woman's family, cope with this tragedy. I feel bad for Woman and, more than that, his son, who, from current accounts, lived to see his mother's lifeless body.

I am concerned about these blue-collar type of guys getting all the success and fame that they do and not be able to handle it. Mental health issues are more prevalent than we want to admit.

As for the tribute last night, I think it was nice and that Chris Benoit, the performer, deserved it. He was one of the better wrestlers of all-time. I love the performer and will always do, as for the man who allegedly committed these horrible acts, I reserve judgment as I did not know him. I cannot say that I liked the man. The real question is, did Chris Benoit know when the performer ended and the person started....
Steve B, 2007-06-26 21:13:18

This event is not only one of the most bizzare things to happen but also a very sad and morningful event in WWE.

On the other hand I am ashamed of the news casters and web sites that are saying steroids are involved. As WWE.com states all of the murders are not rage type actions. Plus toxicology reports has not come back and will not come until weeks or months. So don't blame this on steroids YET!! All were formed by a clear mind or clear enough mind. I am not saying he did not do this but I beleive this is one of the most unlikely thing to happen.

However family meant everything to Benoit. He loved his kids and his wife. And I don't think it is right for so many people to tarnish a great wrestler and a great man reputation after he worked 22 years to get it.

So dont go off and call a man who gave demanded and deserved respect a monster or a coward. Yes he could have murdered his wife and son but you should beat down a man with nothing solid to go on.

Its not right to jump at the first thing to surface. There may be no proof he didn't do it but is there proof that he did? The police is not always right about there cases - not putting the police down in any way shape or form.
Teddy Queen, 2007-06-26 20:56:15

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