Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Chris, Jun 25, 2007.
Saw it on OT. Thats horrible.
Are there a rumours on OT yet? Whats the scoop?1
It wasonly on the first page. I was too busy reading the "My cat is under my neighbors deck" thread. Hilarity.
This is absolutely retarded.
Tribute on Raw right now..
do the police have any theory's? foul play?
That sucks! RIP.
RIP to the Benoit Family...
The first articles were very cryptic and sounded like something Vince would try to pull.
I had the chance of meeting Chris a few times and he even remembered me a few times we met after the first time, I always looked up to Chris as a kid because I used to be a huge wrestling fan and he was a Canadian. This hits me hard for more than a few reasons, Chris was one of the nicest and most polite people on the planet. This is just as sad as when Owen died.
God rest your soul Chris he is never going to be forgotten...
WOW...looks like murder/suicide was right...Can't imagine this...
Wrestling star Chris Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their suburban Atlanta home Monday. The deaths are being investigated as a possible suicide and double homicide, authorities told ABC News.
Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department told ABC News that Benoit had missed several appointments over the weekend, leading concerned parties to ask police to do a "welfare check." When sheriffs arrived at the Benoits' home, they found the wrestler, his wife, and their son dead.
There were no signs of gunshot wounds or stabbing, according to Pope. Authorities are not ruling out other causes, such as poisoning, suffocation, or strangulation. Pope told ABC News that his department is looking at this situation as a "possible double murder, suicide."
Pope said "the instruments of death were located on scene," but would not specify what those instruments are or where in the house the bodies were found. Pope added the department is "not actively searching for any suspects outside of the house."
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. However, it could be weeks before there is a result.
Benoit, 40, was scheduled to spar against C.M. Punk in a pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston for the Extreme Champion Wrestling title. But Benoit canceled before the event, citing personal reasons.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Benoit was known in the ring as the "Canadian Crippler."
Following the announcement of the deaths, World Wrestling Entertainment issued a statement: "Chris was beloved among his fellow superstars, and was a favorite among WWE fans for his unbelievable athleticism and wrestling ability. He always took great pride in his performance, and always showed respect for the business he loved, for his peers and towards his fans. This is a terrible tragedy and an unbearable loss. WWE extends its sincere condolences and prayers to the Benoit family and loved ones in this time of tragedy."
WWE announced that it would drop its planned Monday night line-up on the USA Network to air a three-hour tribute to Benoit.
In a sport known for bravado and bullying, Benoit was very much beloved and respected by his peers. He was passionate about his profession and served as a mentor to many younger, up-and-coming performers. As an indication of how much the fans enjoyed him, when the crowd in Houston's Toyota Center learned Sunday night that he wouldn't be there, they chanted, "We want Benoit!"
what a beautiful tribute package for chris the wwe is running
Bo Turner told television station WAGA that the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide, but said that could not be confirmed until the evidence was examined by a crime lab.
WAGA reported that investigators believe Benoit killed his wife and son over the weekend, and then himself sometime Monday.
A concerned neighbor called police. The bodies were found in three different rooms.
The lead investigator, Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Pope, told The Associated Press that the deaths were being investigated as homicide, and said the cause of death awaited autopsy results on Tuesday.
Pope said the three were found about 2:30 p.m., but he would release no other details about the deaths at the house in a subdivision near White Water Country Club.
World Wrestling Entertainment, based in Stamford, Conn., said on its Web site that Benoit, 40, his wife, Nancy, and son, who was named Daniel, were found dead, but also had no other details.
Benoit, a native of Canada, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.
this is terrible
So now vince mcmahon's sick story of him (vince) being dead is ruined
right now I am lost for words....Chris Benoit is one of the guys that you know worked his ass off to get where he was. I watched a lot of wresting growing up, and got to attend a lot of live events, and Chris Benoit was always one guy I was excited to watch.
I am watching the WWE special right now on him, and its great. I am glad they did this for him. I haven't watching wrestling in a few years, and its sad that this has given me a reason to watch tonight. RIP Chris Benoit.
RIP...I will miss watching him wrestle
RIP! he is one of the best.
I always enjoyed watching Benoit wrestle I guess it was partly because he was canadian and damn he could wrestle. As they all were saying he'd give it all whether there was a crowd of 15 or a crowd of 15,000 people.
it looks like a murder suicide
it's one thing to take your own life
but to take your families as well before you go is disgusting
big fuckin deal if he was a wrestler, if it was anyone else he would be portrayed as a villian
don't get me wrong this is still tragic situation but ...
Can't help but agree with this. If you life is so bad, end it. But don't end the lives of your family.
you know the murder /suicide therory is still just a therory?and what if it was the wife that commited the mmurder suicide?
i guess what im saying is you guys are jumping the gun!
yeah how can everyone say how nice of a guy and how great he was. You never fuck en knew him. Big deal if you met him a couple of times, big deal he seemed like a nice guy in public. The fucking guy killed his family, sounds like a real fucking champ to me too
and by the way
wrestling is fake, and fucking retarded
nope they say the wife and boy were dead a day before Benoit
yeah i heard it was confirmed
I'll agree with this when they say who committed the suicide. As of right now there's a 33% chance it was him, his wife or his son.