WWE wrestler Chris Benoit dead

Canadian pro-wrestler Chris Benoit and his family have been found dead in their family home.
The news came a day after Benoit pulled out of a WWE event where he was expected to be crowned Extreme Championship Wrestling world champion.

Police are investigating the scene and the circumstances of the family’s death are unclear.

Instead of its announced programming for tonight on USA Network, WWE will air a three-hour tribute to Chris Benoit.

Benoit was a favourite among wrestling fans, and had been wrestling for 22 years.

In a statement posted on its website, the World Wrestling Entertainment said it was deeply saddened by Benoit’s death.

“World Wrestling Entertainment is deeply saddened to report that today Chris Benoit and his family were found dead in their home”.

“There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities”.

Dammit. The crippler is dead and his whole family :confused: !

News comes after he pulls out from WWE? I hate to be a conspiracy theorist but inside job maybe? Too much of a coincidence with his ENTIRE FAMILY…dead.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife, and son were found dead Monday and police said they were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

Detective Bo Turner told television station WAGA that the case was being treated as a murder-suicide, but said that couldn’t be confirmed until evidence was examined by a crime lab.

The station said that investigators believe the 40-year-old Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old son, Daniel, over the weekend, then himself on Monday. A neighbor called police, and the bodies were found in three rooms.

Lead investigator Lt. Tommy Pope, of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, told The Associated Press the deaths were being investigated as homicide, and that the causes of death awaited autopsy results on Tuesday. Pope said the bodies were discovered about 2:30 p.m., but refused to release details.

The house is in a secluded neighborhood set back about 60 yards off a gravel road, surrounded by stacked stone wall and a double-iron gate. On Monday night, the house was dark except for a few outside lights. There was a police car in front, along with two uniformed officers.

Benoit was a former world heavyweight and Intercontinental champion. He also held several tag-team titles during his career.

“WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family’s relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy,” the federation said in a statement on its Web site.

Benoit was scheduled to perform at the “Vengeance” pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called “personal reasons.”

The native of Canada maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling.

The WWE canceled its live Monday Night RAW card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.

“My relationship with Chris has extended many years and I consider him a great friend,” Carl DeMarco, the president of WWE Canada, said in a statement. “Chris was always first-class – warm, friendly, caring and professional one of the best in our business.”

Just read this on yahoo news. Very shocked… Benoit was one of the all-time favorites of many.


Gutted…absoluted gutted…The Crippler was one of my fave wrestlers…a sad day for WWE fans across the world.

Police were reporting that they suspect murder/suicide as of this AM.

No signs of injury either! Poison?


Someone told me that there were mentions of Chris and his wife vomiting blood. Hopefully the truth will come to light, a great loss, especially when you compund the fact that his wife and son also died.

My best wishes go out to their families



According to WWE.com, all five text messages were sent between 3:53 AM and 3:58 AM on June 24. He then committed suicide.

The messages revealed that Benoit distributed information on where to find his remains, and the enclosed location of his attack dogs.

Below are the times and content of text messages Benoit sent to co-workers, as first reported by WWE:

3:53 AM - Chris Benoit’s cell phone: “My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane, Fayeteville Georgia. 30215”
3:53 AM - Chris Benoit’s cell phone: “The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open.”
3:54 AM - Nancy Benoit’s cell phone: “My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayeteville Georgia. 30215”
3:55 AM - Nancy Benoit’s cell phone: “My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane, Fayeteville Georgia. 30215”
3:58 AM - Nancy Benoit’s cell phone: “My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane, Fayeteville Georgia. 30215”

Well colour me embarrassed about the vomiting blood comment but what do you think could have driven him to commit such a ludicrous act. Ok I can understand suicide (in some cases) but no murder suicide… maybe the wife ok they always give a reason to consider it (just joking here) but really his son?? that is just really really not on.

I hope the reason for this comes out.

A BIZARRE Australian link has emerged in the murder-suicide of US wrestling star Chris Benoit - with evidence news of his wife’s death was posted on the web from Sydney 14 hours before police made it public.

Records show that the death of World Wrestling Entertainment star Benoit’s wife was revealed in a Wikipedia article 14 hours before police discovered the bodies of the family.

While police did not find the bodies of Benoit, his wife and son until 6.30pm local time, the Wikipedia entry on the death of Benoit’s wife updated much earlier - first at 4am local time from a computer apparently in Connecticut, and then an hour later from a computer connected to the internet via Australian provider Unwired.com.au.

The computer has been reported as being in Sydney.

Wikipedia is now reporting the bizarre events on Benoit’s entry as follows:

"…one hour later after the first edit reversion, another anonymous edit by using unwiredAustralia.com.au, a wireless Internet service provider, was made adding about the aforementioned personal issues: “Which according to several pro wrestling websites is attributed to the passing of Benoit’s wife, Nancy.” That edit was reverted just under 20 minutes later, with the comment: “Saying ‘several pro wrestling websites’ is still not reliable information.”

“Further investigation shows that the IP address used to make the first edit is located in Connecticut, but the IP address is not linked to any computers or servers used by the WWE, but according to Cary Bass, Volunteer Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation, the IP address matches a location in Stamford, Connecticut where the WWE headquarters is located.”

Bass also informed the local authorities in Atlanta about the unusual edits, but it is not known if the edits were investigated by the police. The second edit was made by a computer in Australia from a wireless network.

“It didn’t become apparent until someone put the pieces together and realized that the comment was made by someone who apparently knew about the murders,” Bass said.

The Wikinews investigation is unable to conclude whether the anonymous editors had inside information about the death of Nancy Benoit.

“This is not the first time Benoit’s article has been edited to show false or unsourced information, as the article’s edit history indicates a long history of promotional spam and vandalism,” it said.

"Around the time of the edits, the article contained a hidden warning to editors of the section mentioned, warning against adding rumours and speculations . For the time being, Benoit’s article has been protected in an attempt to stop the addition of fraudulent information. "

Benoit, 40, strangled his wife, smothered his seven-year-old son and then hanged himself from his gym equipment, police have said. Their bodies were found inside their mansion in Fayetteville, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.