Chris, Nancy, & Daniel Benoit found dead
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:15 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:02 AM
Notes on tonight's WWE TV show in San Antonio
by Dave Meltzer
The lack of an understandable explanation to the circumstances of the death of Chris, Nancy and Daniel Benoit has left virtually the entire wrestling community reeling.
Within WWE, the obvious questions and lack of answers are no different from fans and most of his long-time friends.
Vince McMahon was the inspiring general both to the wrestlers as well as the office staff all day yesterday. He held it together and was a rock of strength for much of the talent, which because of their admiration and in many cases love for Benoit, were saddened, perplexed and having an incredibly difficult time dealing with it.
Vince made the decision to run Smackdown and ECW tapings tonight without any angles or backstage storylines. The show will consist of straight wrestling matches and like last night, the original shows were scrapped. The attempt to put together a show was difficult because the crew and creative staff were said to be both emotionally and physically wrecked after yesterday.
The belief is they will brief viewers on what happened early in the show, and then product two low key shows of nothing but matches.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:10 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:58 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:16 AM
In the Benoit thread over at DVDVR one poster brought up a very good point, and, honestly, I've actually spent the bulk of my morning running errands with it floating in the back of my mind.
Many wrestling fans have feelings of utter contempt for Invader I for what happened to Brody, and similar feelings for Russo and McMahon over Owen Hart (and yes, I'm well aware of the vast difference in those two situations).
If it's concluded that Nancy and Daniel were in fact killed by Chris, before suicide. Will that change how we, as wrestling fans view Benoit?
But I can still watch Invader 1 matches and enjoy them knowing what he did to Brody.
I just won't get choked up watching Benoit matches like I do watching some of Eddy's.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:17 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:18 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:25 AM
Benoit Murder Details Revealed
Posted Jun 26th 2007 11:37AM by TMZ Staff
TMZ has learned more about the deaths of WWE wrestling superstar Chris Benoit, his wife and son -- and the information is extremely disturbing.
Several Atlanta-based law enforcement sources have told TMZ Benoit may have strangled his wife on Saturday, then smothered his son in his bed a day later. Investigators refuse to officially comment, pending final confirmation by the coroner on the cause and time of the deaths.
One source told TMZ that Benoit was texting friends during Sunday's WWE "Vengeance" Pay-Per-View program -- possibly watching the show with his son, who may have been alive at the time.
According to sources, Benoit then hanged himself Monday in a weight room inside the family home.
A police investigation is ongoing.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:38 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:41 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:47 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:49 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:51 AM
One wishes the loons around the net who are trying to say Nancy may have killed Daniel and then Chris snapped on her would just shut the fuck up. Bix has pointed out elsewhere - time of death isn't difficult to establish, especially if they are as spread out as the appear to be in this case.
Not surprising. People will be in denial until it's 100% confirmed, rather than 99%. Even then, I'm sure some will grasp at hope.
Apparently the Benoit household has had problems with domestic abuse. I was surprised to see this now, because I don't remember hearing about it before.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:53 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:56 AM
Benoit missed the Saturday show, but reports conflict as to whether he made it to Texas or not.
One thing I can't seem to figure out -- did Benoit go to Houston for Vengeance and then leave, or did he call saying he wouldn't be able to make it? When was his last match with WWE? Did he wrestle at all over the weekend for house shows?
Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:07 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:08 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:13 AM
Depending one what shape Benoit's brain is in (in the literal physical & chemical sense) and how his internal organs look, this could very well be a breaking point Re: concussions & steroids. One of the guy's favorite spots WAS repeated legit headbutts.
Not really the time to toot my own horn, but I've been saying this from the jump. I really think when you make a career out of shit like that, you break in with the Harts, your hero is the dynamite kid, you are a roidhead..I mean god it's really the "perfect storm" for something terrible like this.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:20 AM
I am hoping that at some point, maybe in the bio, Meltzer will explain the real reason Benoit left for several months last year, as opposed to the "official" one, which I never really bought.
Agreed. That is going to be the source of much mystery and controversy for wrestling fans from now until the end of time.
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