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Chris Benoit - Pro Wrestler

Chris BenoitChristopher Michael Benoit (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Benoit ascended to the top of his profession, holding the World heavyweight championship in both WCW and WWE, becoming one of the most popular and respected competitors in professional wrestling in the process. 

Chris Benoit's Death

On June 25, 2007, Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their Fayetteville, Georgia, home at around 2:30 p.m. EDT. Lieutenant Tommy Pope of the Fayette County, Georgia Sheriff's Department reported to ABC News that police entered Benoit's home on a "welfare check" after several missed appointments, leading to concerns. Pope also stated the police were not searching for any suspects outside of the house, as the instruments of death were located at the scene of the crime.

Detective Bo Turner of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department told television station WAGA-TV that the case was being treated as a murder-suicide. The station reported that investigators believe that Benoit murdered his wife and son over the weekend and hanged himself sometime on Monday.

 

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Rabit of the ring. R I P

Rabit of the ring. R I P dear. we will never forget u.

It was chris n nancy's

It was chris n nancy's relation dat made him do it

this is a very sad situation

this is a very sad situation that happened with Chris Benoit but it doesn't take away how talented he was in the ring and all his accomplishments that he has achieved R.I.P. Benoit and may you have peace and serenity wherever you may be <3

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Miss ya Crippler

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I am not a wrestler but have known a few over the years Chris was my helper on a furniture delivery truck when he was 16 and training to be a wrestler He was a good kid I hate what he did to himself and family but I feel he should be in the Hall of Fame Because he was a legend in the wrestling world

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Maybe it wasn't necessarily the steroids that killed him. Maybe, his use of them was going to be brought out, and he couldn't deal with the shame. It's a tragedy that he felt that he had to take the life of his wife and child. Who is HE to decide that they needed to die along with him? If you want to kill yourself, fine, but don't take other people with you! Being a great wrestler is not a justification to excuse what he did. To be in a Hall of Fame, shouldn't the Athlete be of great MORAL fiber too? I don't think murdering your family, and killing yourself qualifies.

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just to let you know in case u aren't aware about the WWE hall of fame that its already loaded with Drug Users Steroid Abusers woman beaters and One man who has also killed. Superstar Billy Graham the biggest Steroid abuser in wrestling history and who is also responsible for introducing roids to wrestling is in Jimmy Snuka Coke head and woman beater Kerry Von Erich Druggie who's habit got so bad it cost him half a foot. he also killed himself so he wouldn't have to answer to the law who had busted him for forging prescriptions. Curt Hennig-Coke head Eddie Guerrero-Drug User Hulk Hogan-Roid Abuser Ric Flair-Alcoholic Andre The Giant-Alcoholic. Don Muraco-Roid Abuser and Verne Gagne after he got in the HOF he killed his roomate in a retirement home(like Benoit he also suffered from dementia but his was caused by alsheimers but still a kill is a kill) all these men on some level respresented the bad parts of this business that I love but all are still in the Hall Of Fame.

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Its funny that everyone here judges others after they die. Nobody has the sligtest clue as to why chris did what he did. All I can say is I meet chris when I was at show in texas. He was one of the coolest most down to earth people I've ever met. Let chris R.I.P.

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Chris is one of my favorite wrestlers too i dont know what they did to him to make him do that to is family & himself. Chris will always be my favorite wrestler the best champion today. He will always be remembered

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They didn't do anything to him to cause it unfortunately he did it to himself he causes his own brain damage with all the headbutts he did throughout his entire career another thing he did to cause it was the way he took chair shots to the head I'm a wrestler too and I can tell u there is a right way and a wrong way to do it the right way is to get ur hands in front of ur face to cushion the blow and the wrong way which is to take it directly on the head Chris always preferred to do it the wrong way on purpose cause it looked more realistic. unfortunately.

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Amen

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He was one of my favorite wrestlers too! But what he did as bad as it is to say was not honorable... It just tells & shows us that even the people we hold on high are just as screwed up as everyone else w/ addiction and rage mixed in... I was so disapointed and let down and saddened all in one... I lost alot of respect for him as a celeberity... and felt sorrow for him as a lost soul... His Family shouldnt have had to pay the ultimate price for his demon's.... No reason at all..R.I.P Benoit Family and Chris I pray God has Mercy on your soul... God Bless

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A really sad ending for a very big man... How "insane" was he at the moment that he could kill his own family... It´s something that I think could happen to anyone, but ,hopefully, it won´t!

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he was and always will be my favorite wrestler. so he had problems and he done a very bad thing but he was the best in the ring. he should be at the top of the hall of fame for his wrestling .

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So you realize how many wrestlers have died from suicide? I have no doubt the use of steroids has a deadly effect on these guys. I realize they're just trying to make a living but this has to stop. Chris MURDERED his wife & son, they had no chance. This is a very sad situation and hopefully it woke a few people up.

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There is no doubt in my mind that there will be a proven correlation with the onset depressions once someone stops taken steroids. My brother died because of his withdraw symptoms...he was a professional body builder, and once he stopped, was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, which lead to his demise. He had no clue what he was doing, he was catatonic, and had no escape out of the world he lived in...RIP Chris and My baby brother....

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I knew Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero Ive been a wrestler for ten years and Im sad to say the tragedy has not woken many people up in the wrestling business especially in WWE. The Benoit Family Tragedy could have been prevented if they had a wellness policy that worked. The company I work for New Japan has a clause in their wellness policy where we are required to get cat scans every 3 months just in case something is wrong and they've had that policy since 2003. I believe the wrestling business has made a turn in the last several years that it can't come back for in my ten years in the wrestling business ive seen 12 friends and aquaintences of mine in the business die prematurely and I don't see it ever stopping. in 2008 my contract with new japan expired and I was offered a WWE deal and i turned it down flatly for that reason they really don't deal with drugs the right way sure they will suspend a mid carder like Chris Masters for a violation but they expect the fans to believe that Paul Leveque(HHH)is clean which is a joke I know for a fact that he isn't sure they recently banned chair shots to the head thinking that would be a fix but head injuries can occur in just about any wrestling situation. I will finish with this the chris benoit that killed his family and himself was not the Chris Benoit I first met in 2000 The Chris Benoit I knew was a caring and giving guy who loved his family. not a day goes by that i don't think about Chris or Eddie I will forever miss them both.

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Its sad enough Chris took his own life but why take the lives of his son & wife? Obvoiusly he was in a very dark place in his life. One you choose death it is forever and his poor little son and wife didnt get the chance to live. What a shame. I used to like Chris Benoit, now I think of him as a physco murderer. His family did not deserve this.

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Drugs or not, Chris was and always will be a legend. Look back, think of all the great matches. Chris Benoit was in most. Don't judge him from his personal life. Fans knew him in the ring. The Wolverine, nothing more. In the WWE world, he IS a legend. They may not accept it but it's true. WWE would fucking suck if it weren't for Chris stepping it up. Don't deny it. You all know it's true. R.I.P Chris <3

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he was a good wrestler and will be sorley missed R.I.P chris

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He was a great wrestler, he had a certain ability to him, that he could entertain everybody and anybody that he was to come into contact with. When ever he was there to perform, he would do his best and you would never ever be more entertain than you were when Chris Benoit, was there to perform in front of you, and you would be very, very happy and know that you spent your money wisely. However, he was a dick, he betrayed his fans, and he never will be viewed as a legend. In my view Chris Benoit, should never ever be put into the WWE or Any other Wrestling Hall Of Fame

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I beg to differ with you about benoit. Yes he was an awesome performer in the ring his technical skills pretty much surpassed many of his co workers. I hate what he did to his wife and to his child, and even to himself suicide is a type of murder so he committed 3 murders that fateful weekend. I was not a huge fan of his by far in the ring but being an ex-wrestler myself and a huge fan of todays sports entertainment show I have to give credit where credit is due. The man had skills that many wrestlers would die to have, he had personal problems outside the ring and in my opinion he should still be allowed to be in the hall of fame. If you look at wrestlers of today look at Big Show ( paul wight ) he was arrested for sexual assult. Ric flair was arrested for road rage. Jeff Hardy arrested for drugs, along with many others. You have many in the wwe hall of fame that have committed crimes from minor ones to major ones. Stone Cold arrested for assulting his former wife. So they should honestly allow Benoit in the wwe hall of fame for his contributions in the ring. This is my opinion and opinions are like a$$holes everbody has one.

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My grandma had alzheimers for 7 years before she past away. She never killed her family or herself.....thats no excuse! It was the steroids....

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