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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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chris was a great wwe star i remeber him winning the world heavywieght title at wm in 2004 i can't what happend i give my condleces to the benoit family and all the wwe family i am sad to here the news about this
rob noble, 2007-06-26 19:01:31

The only reason Chris allegedly hung himself is because he knew that he couldn't get away with murder. How can anyone have any sympathy for someone who murdered thier own wife and son. Can it be because he was famous. I can't think of any other reason.
mike, 2007-06-26 18:54:32

Stop putting this stuff in the media.

The guy does not deserve to be mentioned for what he did. As far as WWE presenting a dedication to him last night, that was very inappropriate given his actions. He could have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his last actions do not merit giving him any recognition or tribute of any sort. TRULY CLASSLESS by McMahon and company.
Bruce, 2007-06-26 18:52:55

There is no rationale to suggest that drug use influenced Chris's actions. Can the media please provide a citation for a study that validates "roid rage"? This is an example of the media band wagoning on the steroid issue because it's a hot topic in the news.

I just saw a statement from WWE: WWE strongly suggests that it is entirely wrong for speculators to suggest that steroids had anything to do with these senseless acts, especially when the authorities plainly stated there is no evidence that Benoit had steroids in his body.

And to those who used Sabu/RVD as examples of WWE turning a blind eye to usage, they're both gone. And marijuana has never been linked to violent behavior. Feel free to read up on it because obviously you know nothing about it.

re: Tribute show - WWE did not know the details when the show was aired.

A story like this certainly brings out the ignorance in people and the media. Blame everything and everybody except the guy who killed his wife and kid.

We will never know exactly what happened, unless Benoit left a note explaining what happened. And even if he did, it might never be released to the public.

Speculation: Woman calls to

say she's going ahead with the divorce. Chris cancels his PPV appearance and goes home. Did he intend to kill her? Was he drinking and then "lost it" later in the evening? Instead of turning himself in, he decides to take his son to spare him from living a life in the shadow of his actions, and then kill himself?

A horrible turn of events - a good man snaps and takes two innocent lives as well as his own. Grounds for speculation, but none for accusation, yet.

Chris Benoit deprived two people of their lives, and therefore he does not deserve to be honored in any way. To kill his son was despicable, and to kill himself was an act of cowardice. Chris Benoit's entire legacy has been washed away by his heinous choices, and I can never respect him or any of his accomplishments.


LockeJV, 2007-06-26 18:44:23

I'm not interested in anyone mourning his loss. He may have murdered two people, one of whom was his 7yr old son.


Johnny Tangho, 2007-06-26 18:28:32

Like everyone else, I am shocked and disgusted at the events that took place. I can't imagine what mental torture that poor little boy had to endure from Friday until he died. I hope he didn't know or see that his Mom was dead, can you imagine knowing at 7 years old that you are next? I cry at the thought of what their poor families are going through.
Sally, 2007-06-26 18:21:22

I have never felt so torn up inside. I found out about this just now and followed the stories in order. As a huge Benoit fan, I was brought to tears at news of his passing. Then as I found out more and more, that heart-break turned to horror. I just don't know what to say. I just feel like my guts have been torn out. This man was a hero to me for all of the struggles he overcame...and to have it end like this. A hero turned to a festering wound in my heart in a matter of moments.
T.Cameron, 2007-06-26 18:04:41

There is no other way to describe this other than "shocking." I can't even begin to imagine how Benoit's other two children are taking this; as many questions as the public may have, how many more of his children's questions will go unanswered ?

On a another note, I will echo what has been said here, I think it is time for the WWE to re-evaluate it's drug policy and to ensure that they have a comprehensive employee wellness plan in place. Let's face it, these guys are on the road, basically the entire year, they get to spend very little time with family (not by their choice) and they are under pressure to stay in peak physical condition. You do the math, and any way you look it at you can easily see where stress and the possible use of performance enhancing drugs comes from. We have seen far too many wrestlers pass away over the past few years in their late 30's and early 40's, this has to be a clear warning sign for the WWE. Hopefully it will take heed, it is sad that something like this had to happen for those in power to step back and look at the overall employee experience.
Time to take a look in the mirror, 2007-06-26 18:00:59

To those that would use this forum as opportunity to address the dangers of steriod use I would caution you to use your better judgement. This was not a momentary fit of rage. The man took three days to carry out the task and the bibles that were placed at the scene show that he had control of his faculties enough to be thinking about what he was doing. This doesnt even take in to account the tens of thousands of steriod users that havent committed any kind of violent act, let alone murdering their family over the span of three days and then hanging themselves.

Why is it whenever an act like this takes place we always seek to find the root cause. Rock music made them do it. No it was violence on TV that made them do it. No wait, it was violent video games that made them do it. Why can it not be that the man just lost it. The most violent storms are almost always preceded by the most soothing calm. So is it not possible that the man had severe psycological issues that were brewing under the surface that finally just overwhelmed him?

Or maybe we should just blame Vince McMahon and the WWE. Clearly their seems to be an abundance of murderers filling the rosters of RAW and Smackdown these days. Oh wait, no there isnt any at all. Well maybe its the pressures of the business that drove him mad. This would explain why so many of the WWE superstars are completely unhinged. Oh wait, most of them are well spoken and fairly level headed individuals with strong family values. Which on a side not, those of you appalled at the WWE doing a tribute show, give your head a shake. They were doing what the deemed right given the circumstances. It was unknown to the public who had committed the murders until today. So as far they were concerned a tribute show was the only option. Period.

Regardless, surely there is some group or person we can blame for this act. Why should he be held responsible for what took place when we could turn this in to a cause to combat steriod use. Or to further demonstrate why the WWE should be pulled from television.

Come on people, lets collectively accept the fact that the responsibility for what took place this past weekend lies with one person. And may he and his family rest in peace, for clearly the level of his torment is something far beyond our own comprehension.

Thank you

Tim in Kelowna


Tim from Kelowna, 2007-06-26 17:56:15

there is only one person to blame for this at the end of the day and it is chris r.i.p{nancy and daniel} god bless u both
tanton, 2007-06-26 17:45:09

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