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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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What a day, a tragic day, none-the-less, in my opinion I want to feel that Chris didn't do anything like this! everytime that you saw him on television with his family, he was so close, and really cared about them. What would possess a person to do things like this is beyond me, as of now there is only speculation that he did this, there is no proof besides 3 bodies in a home! the "instruments of death" as the police called them have not been fingerprinted yet, who knows if someone besides Chris Benoit prints are on these items? I'm not saying that he didn't do this, I'm just saying that he really didn't have a reason too! look at the facts, he has a 22 year wrestling career under his belt, tons of money, a new house, 3 kids and a wife! If he was that pissed at his family, he could've simply left and gotten a divorce, but the other hand, he might've came home, found that his wife had accidently killed his son, then in a rage killed her then himself, or he might've been in bad with some people and they took out his family and then him, or killed his family then when he arrived he killed himself due to the pain of the loss? these are just ideas, that just shows you you never know what goes on behind closed doors! Bless the Benoit family and friends during these tragic times!
Dusty, 2007-06-26 06:57:08

No matter who the culprit is in this "murder suicide" they are the lowest of all cowards.How bad can life be that you have to resort to killing your husband or wife and then an innocent child? It's nothing more than pure ignorance and greed. I knew Chris a few years back when he was wrestling in Regina with Stampede wrestling. Back then he was into the weed and booze like we all were. Big deal, everyone has done something "stupid" in their pasts. No one will ever know what pushed "whomever" over the edge. Perhaps a note was left as to the reasoning behind this. It's done, a note doesn't turn back time. It is sad that this has happened. Would it be such a big deal if it had been "jimbob" his wife "elliemay"their son "cletus" from down the street. Nope. Wouldn't be as big of deal. It would have made the news. Would it have gotten it's own forum. Nope.

Now Vince McMahon. He just made how many more millions of dollars off of this tragedy. A couple of weeks ago he "passed on" when his limo was blown up. Now with this happening, the WWE has had to scrap that storyline. Shame on you Chris Benoit for stealing money right out of Vinnie's pockets.Shame Shame. NO shame on Vince McMahon for exploiting this whole scenario even more than it needed. All for the almighty dollar.To have a tribute to a man even before the facts are known. Too have all these"superstars" praise Benoit for the kind human being that he was. What happens if, when the facts are released that this crime was committed by Chris Benoit? Does it make all these people who praised him look like idiots. I think so. Just my own opinion. Don't be getting your panties all knotted up over it. What's done is done. Life does go on no matter how bad it seems to be.R.I.P my friend
Rob, 2007-06-26 06:54:42

It feels very strange...my emotions so mixed. Wrestling an industry I so admired sitting on the couch as a little boy with my father watching legends legends Ric Flair, Harley Race, Nick Bockwinkel the list can go on...I never really stopped watching catching weekly moments of todays storylines and being entertained today as I have been for years. Lastnight was a strange one for me for weeks I have been questioning how is it that so many young wrestlers are passing away...Brian Pilman, Rick Rude, Curt Henning, Eddie Guerro, Sheri Martel...and now the Benoit family. I know the long term effects wrestling has had on me...my mom would say both you and your father are addicted. Today I am 38 and I still enjoy watching many of the greats..I can't help but think what about the effects on the wrestlers themselves and their families. Entertaining us weekly on TV and nightly house shows...many people complain about a 40hr work week. Sports enterainment is there a price these athletes/entertainers end up having to pay. I really hope that the WWE family looks at this and works on the underlying problems and trys to fix this problem that plagues the people that make sports entertainment.

I agree with so much that is being said...if this is a murder-suicide it becomes difficult to memorialize a man that could have done so a dark thing. His child and wife did not deserve to die. But Chris Benoit as a sports entertainer was one of the best and will sadly be missed.

Why so many young sports entertainers?...My condolences to the Benoit family...may they all rest in peace.
Peter, 2007-06-26 05:58:17

Why pay tribute to a murderer who killed his son and wife?
LJ, 2007-06-26 05:21:51

I cannot, for the life of me, fathom what might have gone through Chris Benoit's head in the days before his death. If I could, I might be able to reconcile the affable, easygoing and hard-working competitor with

this...this monster who would kill his family and himself in such a dragged-out, cold-blooded fashion.

I can't reconcile the two. The attempt leaves me grasping at straws: was it a

psychotic reaction to medication? Was it some old deep-seated guilt about his relationship with Nancy? Was it the move to the new house? Was it a setup?

None of these explanations or any others will ever assuage our grief over this.

We lost a hero in a way that

violently strips that heroism from him - by apparently taking innocent lives with him into oblivion.

Of course we will question every finding, every theory and every statement. To do otherwise would be to accept that he was never truly worthy of our respect and love. For many of us wrestling fans, it would be the final betrayal of our much-battered and -maligned inherent idealism.
Kelly, 2007-06-26 05:08:23

Years of steroids, pain killers an anti-depressants will do that to you on the road with the WWE. The WWE will suspend you for natural, non toxic marijuana that should be a gift for wreslters but looks the other way for the juice and the painkillers..THE WWE needs help. A union should be allowed for performers for starters.

How much is enough?
mc, 2007-06-26 04:53:48

There should have been no tribute show to a double murderer. What kind of scum kills a woman and a litle 7 year old boy
John Armstong, 2007-06-26 04:43:15

Canoe needs to take this board down. Until any polive investigation is concluded into this, no conclusions should be drawn. Benoit should not be honoured until proven innocent and not vilified until proven guilty. In short, let the police do their jobs and hold on any judgment.
Chris, 2007-06-26 04:41:19

Pretty quick to run a 3 hour tribute. What's next...Friday night golf with OJ? What a scumbag...chicken liver...who kills a child?
Nota Fan, 2007-06-26 04:05:14

Oh, my God Chris. What the hell did you do? I've enjoyed watching you ply your craft for years. Stood and cheered when you won a well-deserved title at Wrestlemania XX. Rooted for you to win even if I knew you were probably scripted to lose. And you left us like this? Damn.

I'm not mad at you, man. Just sad, confused, maybe a little frustrated.

I admit my image of you has been tarnished. Turns out that as skillful as you were inside the squared circle you were not as adept at navigating your real life. That's too bad.

I'll still be keeping an eye on the story. I'll be hoping that what this appears to be is something else. I'll do this knowing that no matter what there will be no happy endings here. But maybe this way you might at least get to say hi to Eddie.

Condolences to the extended Benoit family and to everyone involved with the WWE from the cameramen to Vince McMahon.

P.S. By the way, Chris. I'm still rooting for you.


rob, 2007-06-26 03:08:39

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