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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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All these people saying negative things about Benoit need to get a life and show a little respect for the people he left behind.

Memorial shows like the one on last night are not for the dead, (think about it..they're dead). They are for the living, the family and friends they left behind. If you watched last night, you saw how truly devastated Benoit's peers were at this tragedy. Imagine what it must be like for his mother, his other two kids. I'm sure they don't want to be hearing/reading people say such thoughtless things.

Mental illness is a terrible thing that causes people to commit horrid acts. Acts that people in their right mind would never commit. IF Benoit is responsible, don't let this one awful moment erase all the great things he did during the rest of his life.

Nicole, 2007-06-26 12:49:13

Lots of things have been said, lots of actions have been judged. I only know Chris Benoit as a wrestler. and my next comment will be just based on that. In the ways the wrestling world is headed, as people mentioned, sex drugs and violence, he was one of the few that was pleasent to watch, because he gave wrestling a wrestling touch. Every match. That is what this industry will miss. That is what current viewers of the wrestling industry will not see.

His actions, no one should condone, as a person, human to human, i dont either. So really my only comment is about his wrestling, thats all i know and its important to differentiate the two. My thoughts and prayers to all those involved
S-MAN, 2007-06-26 12:44:20

Chris Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. Wether he killed his wife and son is true or not i will always look up to him. he was my idol. In to years when i start my training At Dan Severns School i will wrestle just like Chris Benoit. even if he did like i said i'll look up to him. Look im only a teen and i have people who i look up 2 and chris was one of them and he'll surly be missed but know Hevan can witness the one of the greatest matches ever with Chris Benoit, and Ediie Tearing the house down. R.I.P Chris R.I.P
Tyler, 2007-06-26 12:43:41

I think that the remain Benoit family needs more of our prayers than anything else. Whatever the outcome of the investigation, Chris needs our prayers, his wife needs our prayers and that little boy needs our prayers. Period. It seems that people are taking their loved one's lives for granted and selfishly as they see fit: Look at the Oswego, IL case and the pregnant woman in Ohio. Benoit? He was a family man, so we will all be stunned and shocked if the prelim reports are correct. That meanswe need to not only treat each other with love and respect but if one of our family members are troubled, we need to PRAY for them and then love them enough to intervine and get them the help that they need so that innocent lives are no longer lost
Kwame, 2007-06-26 12:23:54

While I have sympathy for the family of Chris Benoit and his murderered wife and child, if Chris killed his family I have NO sympathy for him. May his wife and child rest in peace. May he rot in hell.
Trevor, 2007-06-26 12:05:34

Tragic. But not because he was a "great" wrestler. Wrestling will not take better care of its superstars, as someone wrote, because professional wrestling is not a sport. It is entertainment (and I use that term loosely). There is no concern for the well-being of the performers, only that they are huge and semi-insane. That's what sells in the world of pro wrestling. If someone needs to look in the mirror, maybe it's the people who support this so-called entertainment by purchasing tickets and pay-per-views. You are essentially saying it's okay by your actions. I watched the WWF back in the day (80's), but have long since abandoned pro wrestling when it became mean-spirited, sexist, and excrutiatingly violent. It appeals to a level of humanity I want nothing to do with. If it comes out that he was on steroids, will any of you then take a stand?
Ted Richards, 2007-06-26 11:58:04

Until we know for sure what happened and why in this tragedy, why don't we all button up and stop interpretating and judging without the least bit of real information. At this point in time, we are simply speculating and that means that we are only being used as pawns to feed the media.
Gerry, O'Neil, 2007-06-26 11:57:00

Well again we see another example of a poor 'hero' in the eyes of many people. As tragic as this may have been, selfishness proves once again that those undeserving can be affected. I don't want to prejudge but if the stories are true and this person took the lives of LOVED ONES, how can he be remembered as a family man?? Drugs or not you choose in life your path and are responsible for those choices. I feel deeply for the wife and child, they are the TRUE victims of this entire event. Focus on their stories and their lives instead of one man's history which seems to have led toa violent and wasteful end.
Devon, 2007-06-26 11:50:00

This is an industry that degrades women and shows them and treats them like prositutes, has plot-lines involving "murders and attempted murders", and obviously allows the use of steroids, HGH, etc., and people are surprised violent occurences happen in the real lives of the "actors"? But please, continue to watch and order pay for views so that Mr. McMahon can afford to buy plenty of kleenex for the crocodile tears he will be shedding for Chris Benoit. He is probably today saying...."Who's next".
robbie, 2007-06-26 11:49:50

I sincerely hope the rumour is not true, and that Chris wasn't responsible for this tragedy. This event is tragic enough without more tragedy being added.
Dave in NS, 2007-06-26 11:49:23

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