Skip to comments.WWE STAR CHRIS BENOIT, HIS WIFE AND FAMILY FOUND DEAD IN ATLANTA
Posted on 06/25/2007 3:53:58 PM PDT by HitmanLV
We are still awaiting further details, but PWInsider.com is extremely saddened to report that former WWE and WCW World champion Chris Benoit and his wife, former WCW and ECW personality Nancy "Woman" Benoit were both found dead today in Atlanta, Georgia. Obviously this will be a huge developing story in the days to come but at this point, we'd like to express our deepest condolences to the Benoits' family, friends, and fans at this time.
A meeting is currently ongoing at WWE TV and it is expected that tonight's three hour Raw will now be dedicated to Benoit's memory.
6:09 Update: WWE.com issued the following statement this afternoon:
"WWE is sad to report that Chris Benoit and his family have been found dead in their home. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Tonight's Raw will be a tribute to Chris and his family."
I lost it when I told my wife about it and she doesn’t care about wrestling.
I am hurting for the child.
It’s ironic. Tonight’s Raw was supposed to be a memorial service for the McMahon character, wasn’t it?
Would you please STOP!
I have seen a number of tribute shows to wrestlers that have passed. They do not spin. What they do is celebrate the wrestlers career, especially if the wrestler was generally liked.
Second, quit responding to rumors. Like any other big news story, the facts will be known days, or weeks later. NOT minutes or hours later.
Murder/suicide angle? Sounds like you are implying a storyline.
Chris Benoit was a decent human being. Let's wait until the real facts are known, not the rumors and innuendo that the MSM reports every time something like this happens.
Yes. They totally scrapped that and dedicated all three hours to Chris Benoit. Classic matches of his interspersed with comments from fellow wrestlers. IMO very well done.
This is very sad
I do not want to misunderstand you so could you please explain to me what you meant by the statement above??
What exactly is happening (I don’t currently have cable, so my WWE viewing is limited to Smackdown).
I realized when I used the term “angle” it would be misinterperted ...
and Yes I am speculating on the possiblity of a M/S ... I was as soon a I started putting 2+2 together (before the MSM reported that the deaths were being investigated as M/S) ... Benoit calling off for 2 shows (one where he was set for a strap) w/ the reason being that wife and kids were sick .... then all 3 are found dead ... and now MSM (not wrestling sources) reports that it is being investigated as M/S ...
I admired Chris as a wrestler and all reports were that he was a great guy ... but I think the speculation is fair now. ...
I’m stunned! Remembering Eddie...
I’d read elsewhere that it’s a possible murder-suicide. Are you hearing anything about that?
Footage from recent & old matches as well. Many of the wrestlers are sharing their memories of Chris. Much like the Owen tribute.
I’d met Mr. Benoit on more than one occasion back when I was an arena security guard. He was probably one of the most humble and gentlemanly entertainers I’ve ever met in any genre, and I’ve met quite a few.
Rest in Peace, Chris, Nancy, and Daniel. This is a very sad day.
At the beginning of each hour, it’s Vince standing in the middle of the ring in a completely empty arena telling that Chris, his wife, and their son Daniel were found dead in their home this afternoon and that tonight’s show would be a tribute to his life and career. Many classic matches from ECW and WWE and a ‘92 match from New Japan Wrestling. Also comments from many different wrestlers on what Chris Benoit meant to them. Not sure what they’ll do for ECW and Smackdown yet in way of tribute. (Kinda surprised we haven’t seen the traditional ‘whole show roster on the stage with bell tolling 10 times’ tribute yet)
Chris Benoit has passed away along with his wife Nancy "Woman" Benoit and his son Daniel.
The WWE has cancelled the RAW show in Corpus Christi TX tonight and they are running a 3 hour Tribute to Benoit.
The Deaths appears suspicious ....
see here ....
You may. I think it is reprehensible, immature and disgusting.
You could at least wait 24 hours out of respect for the family. But you did not. Says a lot about you.
look ... if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ... it’s usally a duck ... (unless it weighs the same as a duck, then it’s a witch) ....
but thanks for questioning my character .... says alot about yours ....
But sometimes you can mistake a cluck for a quack. It’s best to wait until the sun comes up & see what’s actually in the barnyard.
Just got word from Fayette Co. authorities that this, indeed, is a double murder-suicide. They are saying that Benoit may have killed his wife and son as early as over the weekend, then killed himself today.
How sad. My husband and I have been watching the tribute, and I found it very telling that none of the wrestlers have said anything close to “we’ll find who did this to you and your family.”
That’s what Greta just said also.
how about now .... now can i speculate ???
at least two of the bodies are already cold ....
your profile says you are don’t like folks who abuse kids ...
what about “decent human beings” who kill them?
FOX NEWS ALERT: It is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide: PER UNNAMED SOURCES.......
I expected that. I say give the family at least 24 hours, do not listen to rumor and innuendo and you attack me.
Rather than wait for definitive proof of what happened, to give the family time, you have to spout rumor.
And you think you have the high road? What a putz.
I read the same thing. Authorities are saying it MAY be a murder/suicide.
And now bring up child abuse???
You cannot even wait 24 hours?
If this is a murder/suicide, it is a very sad thing. But until I see definitive proof, which will take days or weeks, it is immature and ignorant to spout off this crap as truth!
By the way: Screw with a kid in front of me? I will hurt you bad!
Not picking on you, just my opinion in that it still is quite early to speculate, as we don’t even have autopsy results on bodies that were found a mere 8 hours ago.
seems I’m not the only putz on this board... as many are now posting the reports that I merely speculated about ...
Aw hell, now they’re showing WM20 when Eddie Guererro congratulates Chris on winning the Heavyweight championship....
How sad - they just showed the end of the Wrestlemania show when Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero were standing in the ring together.
As far as I know, Benoit was never one to be suspected for that. Hell he was 5’11” and prolly weighed somewhere around 230-240lbs tops.
So sad. Prayers for the surviving family members.
It was. I’m impressed with how well they put this together considering the time they had to do it.
I can not believe that. It goes against the man’s basic character - which he let all the world see all the time. A man who’s that strong and solid doesn’t suddenly crack without anyone close to them having a clue.
On Raw just now Jim Ross reminded all that none of us can take the gift of our lives for granted.
I woke up in the early morning with the cold certainty that something very bad had just happened in the world.
On the upside: Eddie just got the absolute best clinic partner -... I can’t deal with this
From ABC News:
...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... [snip]
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.” [more]
.... no offense is taken Severa ... I’m just speculating and commenting on the info I have available.
With a few notable exceptions (Hogan, Rock) it is truly a cursed profession...
Exactly!! You got it!
You were posting speculation, which was totally innapropriate. Now others are posting speculation by the media, which is just as innapropriate.
Remember, for many of the top stars they have done DVDs and PPVS - bios and greatest matches. When something like this happens to one of their stars, they usually have some stuff they put together sometime in the past, with the benefit of time, as part of those DDVs or PPV specials.
No doubt they culled some stuff from the Chris Benoit DVD for tonight.
Wrestling insider Dave Meltzer, who runs the website wrestlingobserver.com and knew Benoit for 20 years, said hes heard a million rumours about what happened in the Benoit house.
Benoit was supposed to appear at a wrestling show in Beaumont, TX, on Saturday, but didnt appear, Meltzer said.
When he failed to appear at a pay-per-view event Sunday in Houston, Meltzer said, organizers covered by saying Benoit had to cancel because of personal issues.
Meanwhile, Metlzer said, WWE brass were frantically phoning Benoit at home to find out what was going on.
Finally, he said, they called the local police and asked them to check out his home.
Im shaken up, Meltzer said. Chris was as respected as any wrestler in the last 25 years. The younger wrestlers of today idolized him or looked up to him.
Damn you, SubGeniusX! DAMN YOU!!!
A concerned neighbor called police. The bodies were found in three different rooms.
The lead investigator, Fayette County sheriff’s Lieutenant Tommy Pope, said only that the deaths were being investigated as homicide. He said the cause of death awaits autopsy results tomorrow.
Wrestler, family found dead
Mon, 06/25/2007 - 10:06pm By: John Munford
Authorities believe wrestler Benoit killed wife, son then himself
Authorities believe a professional wrestler, his wife and son - found dead in their central Fayette County home Monday afternoon - died in a murder-suicide.
District Attorney Scott Ballard said Monday night that he felt confident that Chris Benoit killed his wife Nancy, their 7-year-old son and then himself.... http://www.thecitizen.com/node/18058
Rushing to judgement - They said no gun, no knife...poison maybe. Poison leads me to believe it could have been his wife and that Chris may have committed suicide after finding them dead. Either way it is an aweful tragedy.
Isn't it all staged?
District Atty. Ballard, also a putz?
I just figured that all this speculatin’ was your fault so I thought I’d help Technomage condemn you. Tag teamin’! However, I’d be happy to betray him for a share of the title.
A seven year old committing suicide?
In 99.999% of these scenarios, the father takes out his kids as well as his wife.
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