CBlog IX- Chris Benoit
by Cassidy Haslett on 26 June 2007
As I am writing this I am still stunned about the whole Benoit story. For those reading this who haven’t heard or don’t know the details currently available: Chris Benoit, Nancy Benoit, & Daniel Benoit were all found dead on June 25, 2007 of an apparent double murder-suicide.
It still perplexes me, but it’s been reported that the Fayette County, GA police have come to the conclusion that Chris Benoit murdered his wife, Nancy, and their 7-year-old son, Daniel in their Fayetteville home (just outside of Atlanta). I am not doing this out of laziness, but I think what I posted on Talk Wrestling Online would be the same thing I would post here, so here is what I had to say on the forum:
To me it doesn’t matter, but this Benoit story is getting some major attention. This morning I was listening to my favourite radio station, 99.7 Kiss FM out of Springfield, IL and they reported the Benoit story and noted it was a double murder-suicide and stated that Chris murdered his son and wife. They went on to beg the question that I have wanted to know: How can someone kill their 7-year-old son (actually they asked how could someone shoot their 7-year-old son, but he wasn’t shot)? Chris was one of my favourite wrestling superstars and to think of him as a murderer is just unbearable to me. The radio station also brought up that wrestling deaths are hardly ever under normal circumstances. I was a big fan of Benoit and I still enjoy his matches, but how could he do such a thing? It doesn’t seem to add up if you think about it. I mean, Benoit was home on Saturday and told WWE he was attending to a family emergency, but was he home with the intentions of killing his family and himself, had he already killed Nancy? There has to be something more to this. Maybe Nancy wanted a divorce? I don’t know. This is truly shocking to me and I can’t seem to get over it. While Monday’s tribute was good for the Benoit Legacy, I think ECW and SmackDown! should have the tribute matches for Chris. There are some great matches in my mind that would be great and would do justice to the legacy of Chris Benoit.
I think one of those matches that would be a great tribute to Chris would be Edge Vs. Chavo Guerrero. Edge and Chavo were among the most emotional and hardest hit of the Benoit tragedy at last night’s RAW. CM Punk Vs. William Regal would also prove to be a good tribute match.
That’s all I got for this edition of the CBlog.