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WWE: Bibles Prove Benoit Killings Were Not "Roid Rage"

6/26/2007 7:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The WWE is firing back at claims that the murders/suicide by former wrestling champion Chris Benoit were the result of "roid rage."
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After local authorities revealed that steroids were found at the chilling murder scene, several media outlets claimed that a violent reaction caused by use of the supplements may have contributed Benoit's murderous behavior. The WWE claims that assumption is pure bulls**t, although they name no criminal, psychopharmaceutical or hormone expert as the source of their claims.

In a statement released to TMZ, WWE reps claim that the proof is in the Bibles left at the feet of Benoit's two victims. "The physical findings announced by authorities indicate deliberation, not rage. The wife's feet and hands were bound and she was asphyxiated, not beaten to death. By the account of the authorities, there were substantial periods of time between the death of the wife and the death of the son, again suggesting deliberate thought, not rage. The presence of a Bible by each is also not an act of rage."

The WWE also claims that Benoit tested negative for steroids in the company's independently administered drug testing program, done on April 10, 2007.

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76.

Beth    

I would rather hear that Roid Rage is what made him kill his own child or bound and kill his wife, then to realize that he was a sick demented bastard, who killed his family and then sat in the house with their dead bodies for what could be up to 2 days. What do the bibles mean? Did God tell him to do it? That will be the next excuse. Face the facts, he had different prescription medications in his house, including steroids. So, what if they where prescribed. Alot of doctors out there can be bought. Doesn't make it legal and doesn't make it right. And it doesn't make it okay. Vince stop making excuses, so they won't look into your company again and the steroid use. You may be just a sick as Benoit.

2645 days ago
77.

(Former) WWE Fan    

Boycott the WWE. Whether it is steroids behind this or not, Vince did an unforgivable thing in celebrating the life of a killer on a program where according to the WWE's own statistics, 25% of the viewers are below the age of 18. What message does it send to kids when one day they are all praising and mourning the loss of a wrestler and the next morning the kids hear he is a cold-blooded killer? He could very well have simply made a brief statement and then shown 3 hours of Undertaker matches but what he did was sick. This man has no clear judgment-he faked his own death and then forced Vickie Guerrero to go up there and pretend to mourn him just like the wrestlers did for her own husband when he really died. Boycott the WWE.

2645 days ago
78.

ftwilliams    

Just because he left bibles laying on the victims makes it no less of a crime,he killed his wife and son.He thinks leaving the bible near his victims makes it acceptable? still a worthless piece of crap in my eyes,Murder is Murder no matter how you look at it.

2645 days ago
79.

Denis    

Did nobody read my comment because this is a great possability!!!

2645 days ago
80.

zpez    

WWE is just trying to cover themselves for the media. I don't know if steroids had to do with it, but I wouldn't be surprised. I do have a bigger problem with their show Monday night. I think they did know enough pieces of information about the murder-suicide that they should not have dedicated a show to Chris, no matter how good he was. You could tell by the comments of a few wrestlers that would only said he was respected in the ring and was a great wrestler and not much about his personal life. WWE might not have been able to do anything about the actual events, but they definately should not have glorified him last night. Now, they are taking out almost every mention of Chris on their website. Too little, way too late!

2645 days ago
81.

CeePee    

#76/Denis

LEARN HOW TO SPELL FOR CHRISSAKES!

2645 days ago
82.

NV    

I think all you wrestling fans on here trying to focus on the positive are right. So why don't you take your limited edition Chris Benoit dolls off their stands on the TV tray next to your recliner and send them to the WWE. Then, the WWE can melt them down and make a nice four foot coffin out of it.

Lets be positive about the memory of this great wrestler. Please send in your dolls so the rest of the family can avoid the expense (and the hassle of picking one out - grey or black? - always a tough choice) of a childs coffin.

Don't besmirch the man - he was a good wrestler. Honor Chris's memory and help build a coffin for the son he murdered. Do it today - don't forget - he was a good wrestler.

2645 days ago
83.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

He'll get his just desserts as he burns in hell for what he did.

Chris Benoint will be the devils bitch and sodomite!

2645 days ago
84.

Denis    

hey I'm a french Canadien so english is hard for me I learned french first.

2645 days ago
85.

HK    

He was a cold blooded killer and is the one responsible. He was some evil narcissist.

2645 days ago
86.

Lita    

Looks like ftwilliams has a little roid rage himself. That and he can't come up with any explination as to WHY I'm a moron for suggesting that not every single bodybuilder or wrestler is on steroids. Apparently you can't be a bodybuilder or a wrestler without using steroids in his world. Look at some of the indepent wrestling shows, it's obvious not all of them use steroids, they have no history of injuries that would lead them to get prescriptions for steroids and they aren't piling on muscle unexplicably. I guess if I was as insecure in my womanhood as ft is in his manhood, then I would have to say that there is no possible way that any athlete is clean. All athletes must be on steroids. Heck, even the little leaguers must be juicing up. Give me a break.

2645 days ago
87.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

84. Boycott the WWE. Whether it is steroids behind this or not, Vince did an unforgivable thing in celebrating the life of a killer on a program where according to the WWE's own statistics, 25% of the viewers are below the age of 18. What message does it send to kids when one day they are all praising and mourning the loss of a wrestler and the next morning the kids hear he is a cold-blooded killer? He could very well have simply made a brief statement and then shown 3 hours of Undertaker matches but what he did was sick. This man has no clear judgment-he faked his own death and then forced Vickie Guerrero to go up there and pretend to mourn him just like the wrestlers did for her own husband when he really died. Boycott the WWE.

Posted at 7:34PM on Jun 26th 2007 by (Former) WWE Fan



I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS MORE!!!!

2645 days ago
88.

Sassy    

Some times people do things that can never be explained and this will be one of them Benoit could of just snapped for some reason it does happen in this world no one can really say what went on in that house it wasnt roid rage and we cant play the blame game on the WWE they didnt do it was a person does is on their own Benoit was a great wrestler but ever the greats have problems before the blame starts we need to find out what went on and go from there alot of people kill but are all of them on steriods also ? no their not my heart goes out to their familys

2645 days ago
89.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

Just a sad pathetic man. Forget about the WWE. After airing that Chris Benoint special last night Vince and his goons can kiss my @ss.

I'll never watch another match or show again. Throwing away every Benoit item I own; may even burn them!

2645 days ago
90.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

WTF??? Does the WWE think people are just plain stupid???

Just covering their butts for last nights show and knowing he was a killer before they aired it.

Money grubby pimps

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