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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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Even tho Chris had his demons just like the rest of us do to some degree, he was a total professional whenever he was called upon. Everyone that is negative and saying such hurtful things at such a terrible time. Just goes to show the maturity of some people. My family has had close memeber of the family go thru extreme depression, my bro just got out of the hosiptal abit ago from taking to many sleeping pills and booze. He has a son that is a great young boy just full of life. I asked he after what in the hell were you thinking. He replied "I wasn't myself, he said it was like he was two different people, like he was trapped inside himself, but someone else was running the controls. So people you insult and make sure crude comments please remember that there is two little children and a whole family dealing with this tragic loss. I am not trying to masked that tragic outcome in anyway. Just saying I been dealing with family members that have had serious issues, so I can understand to a point, and I repeat to a point, I do not know what Chris was thinking or whatever, just saying I see first had what depression can do to people. Thier life seem to be going so damn well for them, everyone wishing they had the wealth and lifestyle that someone else has, then you read something tragic happening like this.

Chris your in ring memory will not be forgotten, I just hope people do not judge this man, by one tragic mistake that so many people decide to make.

My best wish to the remaining to children of Chris and please hope and wishes to the remainly oustanding family members.

We all feel your pain of the loss.

Stay Strong!
McMack, 2007-06-26 16:19:36

I am sad, angered and outright upset at the time the WWE spent memorializing Chris Benoit on Monday Night Raw this week.

I am sad, because wrestling lost one of its greatest entertainers to step into the ring.

I am upset, that the man took 3 days to kill himself, his wife and his 7 year old son. This is not the act of a loving husband and father. To take the time to put Bibles next to their bodies is some feeble attempt by a sick man to make his own demise seem less painful. We glorify Chris Benoit as the best mat performers and tacticians in the industry for 3 hours on Monday night.

I am outraged at the WWE for wasting my time, making this sick soul look to be a saint in the eyes of the viewers. I have been a wrestling fan for well over 35 years. I grew up on Nick Bockwinkle, Baron von Rashke, the Von Erichs. Mad Dog Vachon lives down the street from me. I have seen a lot of great wrestlers pass away well before their time was up...Owen Hart, the Von Erich Brothers, Sensational Sherry, Kurt Henig, but none were ever memorialized for 3 hours on TV. This is the saddest thing I have ever seen on WWE, NWA, TNA, WCW, ECW or any other assortment of sports entertainment. Why don't we take some time to memorialize the late wife of Jeff Jarret? She fought breast cancer, rather unfortunate that the cancer took her life.

Instead, WWE has wasted a lot of time and effort losing an audience to the man that strangled his wife one day, suffocated his 7 year old son the next day and then took his own life the day after that. Chris Benoit, although a great wrestler, was a horrible human for this past weekends events in house in Atlanta. Saddest thing, we will probably never know why....think about that.
chefkw, 2007-06-26 16:12:45

It is pretty sad that the WWE has to resort to fake deaths to begin with. But now with Chris passing, sad and tragic. I think the WWE should keep an eye on their wrestlers. No could have seen this coming but the roid users are tested maybe this could have been detected.
Jeff W, 2007-06-26 16:10:56

I sympathize with Benoit and more so for the families of the victims. May they rest in peace. He had deep problems, obviously. To all you other steriod junkies out there, don't try this at home, or anywhere else in or outside the ring! Imagine a drug free world.
Mr PV, Scarborough., 2007-06-26 16:09:30

The most heinous crime a human being can commit in my opinion.
Harley, 2007-06-26 16:08:27

I have watched wrestling for a long time and Chris was one of my favorites. Now I feel extremely sad for his wife and child because they seem to be getting only passing mention while he is getting tributes. I do not think he deserves this, he was a great wrestler but his image has now been tarnished and I will never think of him the same. I am sure he had some problems but that does not excuse him for what he did I now consider him a murderer and he took the easy way out instead of facing what he did. My heart goes out to all the extended families and wish them the best through this difficult time. More should be mentioned of his wife and son and less of him.
Larry, 2007-06-26 16:05:31

I'm sorry, but why are there tributes and memorials for an obviously very troubled man who just murdered his wife and 7 year old child!!?? He should be referred to as a 'murderer', not as a great man/pro wrestler who should be remembered!
Stacey, 2007-06-26 16:04:37

Sadly in the passing of any WWE "Superstar" the epitaph should read "Lived on steroid, died from steroids".
Peter, 2007-06-26 16:02:28

Had the opportunity to announce a few TV matches that Benoit was in along with guest referee in a Battle Royal when they came to Fort McMurray, Alberta December 27, 1987.

The Bunk House Brawl to End it All featured on the card Bad News Allen, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman and now Chris Benoit.

They are all dead now!

Pillman, a wild child outside the ring and an admitted drug abuser, died at 35 years-of-age in 1997.

Hart was only 34 when a wrestling stunt went bad. He fell to his death in 1999.

Homeless and hooked on drugs and booze, another wrestler on the card that night, Goldie Rodgers nearly killed himself hooked on booze and drugs. He too was an athlete dying young.

A wrestlers life is not one to envy.

They must wrestle in order to get a paycheque. So if they are hurt, they pop pain killers. Pain killers can make you lethargic, so to get up for the matches they take another form of drugs.

A vicious cycle starts.

They are on the road most of the year living out of hotels. Along with the loneliness, steroids, and late night lifestyle, they are fighting an uphill battle.

Many have to battle into their late 50s' to make ends meet. Just imagine what the body has gone through.

In one survey, it stated that pro wrestlers are 12 times more likely to die from heart disease than other people aged 25 to 44 and that they are 20 times more likely to die before 45 than are pro football players.

But as one wrestler told me years ago.....”It beats pumping gas.”
Curtis J Phillips, 2007-06-26 15:57:18

All speculation aside, this is a tragedy for the uneccessary loss of life. Regarding Chris Benoit being any child's "hero", regardless of who is responsible for these deaths, I think any self-respecting parent could guide their children to more appropriate and worthy individuals deserving of such admiration. RIP Benoit family.
Sheldon, 2007-06-26 15:35:25

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