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By Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irv Muchnick, Greg Oliver
The lifestyles and alarming loss of life of acclaimed specialist wrestler Chris Benoit are explored during this well timed and exhaustive biography. In June 2007 Benoit devoted suicide after killing his spouse and son, and the media assurance surrounding this eventas good because the evidence of the case and its results on specialist wrestlingare all greatly addressed. Benoit’s lifestyles sooner than and through his professional wrestling occupation is tested, as is his major influence at the wrestling global and common reputation. This close-up examine certainly one of seasoned wrestling’s maximum and so much lamented figures additionally provides where of his tragedy within the darker facet of wrestling’s history.
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Additional info for Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport
That was a shocking way for Bret to describe Benoit in an interview conducted on June 26, 2007, the day after the grappler from Edmonton had been found dead in his home outside of Atlanta, along with the bodies of his wife, Nancy, and his seven-year-old son, Daniel. Police were saying that Benoit, forty, also known to the world as The Canadian Crippler and The Rabid Wolverine, had killed them over the weekend, strangling them before ending his own life by hanging himself on a weight pulley in his home gym.
And he did so without any gimmicks or an obnoxious show-biz persona. He was a role model to the men in the locker room and a hero to fans around the world. When people laughed at wrestling, dismissing it as idiotic fakery, when they turned up their nose at it for its descent into sleaziness, Benoit’s was a name everybody could point to as an example of what was still good in the game. In and out of the ring, Benoit brought a sense of dignity and respectability to a business considered vulgar by most.
Grunge (Michael Durham) was also a neighbor in 28 ACTIONS SPEAK LOUD ER THA N WORDS Atlanta, and their families hung out. For Brian Pillman, Benoit would appear on three of the four Brian Pillman Tribute shows in Cincinnati, stealing the show at the third event with an epic battle against Steven Regal (now known as William Regal). “The hair on the back of my neck still comes up when I watch it,” said Thatcher, the event’s organizer. Despite the negative aspects of the business, Benoit kept an eye out for future stars.
Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport by Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irv Muchnick, Greg Oliver