WWE’s Chris Benoit Dead

UPDATE:

Alot has happened since this was first posted. It seems that Chris Benoit murdered both his wife and son and then committed suicide. This really is a horrible series of events, especially when there was a tribute show to him by the WWE last night. I dont really feel that much more needs to be said about this as it is really not a nice story, but if you want to keep up to date with it, there is a story here with all the details.

Today is a sad day for wrestling fans as WWE’s Chris Benoit has been found dead alongside his wife in their family home.

As most of you will be aware, I no longer follow wresting, but I do still have 220px-BenoitInTheRingalot of respect for the athletes who decide to take up this hard life. When i was a fan, Chris Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers due to his consitantly high quality matches, and hard work.

There aren’t many details around about this, but it is being investigated as a ‘possible double-murder suicide‘.

If this does transpire to be the case, I think a long hard look needs to be taken at the wrestling industry, and the pressures that are placed on the people involved. Far too many ‘dubious’ deaths seem to come out of this entertainment industry, and I’m not sure these can still just be passed off as coincidence.

Anyway, my condolances to Chris Benoit’s family, and to the wrestling world.