The Chris Benoit Mystery

Posted by Mike Merritt in Rambling, Television on

Update (Fri, 6/29): The anonymous contributor who wrote the bit about Nancy Benoit’s death seems to have spoken at last. He claims it was all a coincidence, so apparently I was wrong. But, was I? I still think that this contributor, whoever he or she is, is going to get a visit by Stamford police, once they’ve tracked the person down. At the very least, I feel they’ll get a statement from the person. If it goes further than that, we’ll find out.

I know I said I’d speak more about the Veep today, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

Now, I’m not a professional wrestling watching guy. I’ve only seen it a few times, and really haven’t liked what I’ve seen. Steroid slurping guys beating each over the head, all for a pre-determined outcome just doesn’t do it for me. However, I can’t get past that many of them seem to have died because of what they do.

The latest death of a wrestler is that of Chris Benoit. This thing is a mystery like I’ve never seen. On the surface, it seems simple. Guy takes steroids, alcohol, and maybe drugs. Gets angry, or mentally diseased, kills wife and son, and then hangs himself. Simple, right? Case in the bag, right? Maybe not so much.

It’s now been revealed in the media (and anyone with a working knowledge of Wikipedia can look this up themselves), someone altered his Wikipedia article at 12:01am on Monday, 14 hours before the bodies were found. This is either the biggest the world has ever seen, or somebody else knows what’s going on. Now, I’m not going to second guess the police, but if someone did have knowledge of these deaths, the Stamford (, CT, where the posting took place from) police need to find out who it is. Even if it was just a coincidence, somebody in Stamford just found themselves in between a rock and a tight place. And no, it cannot have been Benoit who did it, as he hails from, and was found dead in, Georgia.

What with his doctor’s (who prescribed him testosterone) office being raided, and the new wife of Benoit’s wife’s ex-husband found dead 10 days before the Benoit family (though this is one that is more acceptable as a coincidence), the mystery just gets deeper. I think that we may find out someone knew something was wrong with the Benoit family. How much they knew, I can’t tell.

In all of this, I feel most sorry for the son, who has a severe medical condition, and which reportedly had his parents fighting over how to treat him. The son hardly deserved for his life to be cut short. It is a shame. Obviously, unless we find out something else, I don’t really feel sorry for Benoit.

7 Comments







Bryan

Yeah, I heard about that and read that article from somewhere else, probably IZE or IPSB.

It’s pretty weird that someone should know that, and does not seem like just a coincidence. It’s pretty creepy actually.

Michael

Well, like I said, regardless of its true nature, someone is in for a surprise visit from the police. Worse for them if they knew something.

Bryan

It would be interesting to see another twist in the story. I think so at least. It’s already an odd story. Haven’t heard about someone going crazy like that in a while.

Michael

Well, turns out the contributor to Wikipedia claims it was all a big coincidence. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t think the police are going to see it that way. Not until they question him at least. Of course, I could be wrong, and they’ll just accept the explanation and leave it at that. We’ll see.

Bryan

Oh, so they already traced it to someone? Personally, it’s too coincidental too be a coincidence haha. It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Michael

Well, apparently the story goes that they had heard some rumors about her death on another website. So, like any Wikipedia n00b, they posted it up on his article, ignoring all of Wikipedia’s citation policies.

Bryan

Ah, lucky for them if the police believe all of that.