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WWE -- No Killer Zone

6/26/2007 11:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After authorities revealed the grisly details of Chris Benoit's final days, the WWE is changing their tune. In a televised statement, aired just moments ago on Sci Fi Channel's ECW, Vince McMahon made it clear -- they will no longer honor the memory of the murdering wrestler:

"Last night on 'Monday Night Raw,' the WWE presented a special tribute show, recognizing the career of Chris Benoit. However, now some 26 hours later, the facts of this horrific tragedy are now apparent. Therefore, other than my comments, there will be no mention of Mr. Benoit tonight. On the contrary, tonight's show will be dedicated to everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident. This evening marks the first step of the healing process. Tonight, the WWE performers will do what they do better than anyone else in the world -- entertain you."

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151.

KMK    

I think that it is a good thing that they are not going to honor him any more. I don't care how great of a wrestler you think he was, HE STILL MURDERED HIS FAMILY!!!!

2677 days ago
152.

Johnny Angel    

It is sad that Vince and apparently most of the public is swayed by what the cops say, without conducting a thoughough investigation. Consider this possibility:

The tragic deaths of Chris Benoit and his wife Nancy and son Daniel have shocked the wrestling world. The police are calling it a double-murder-suicide, but is it really? Let's look at some facts. It has been 10 years exactly since Nancy divorced Kevin Sullivan to marry Chris Benoit. In the 1980's Sullivan, along with his then-wife Nancy, were running a gimmick in wrestling of how they were Satanists, and Nancy was known as "The Fallen Angel." She later became known as "Woman." The trouble with the Satanists gimmick was it was for real, and was not a work, or fake. In the 1990's Kevin Sullivan was the booker for WCW, and he scripted his wife Nancy into having an affair with Chris Benoit who was a member of the Four Horsemen. This made for a good angle, except, the acting became reality as Chris and Nancy actually fell in love and Nancy divorced Sullivan to marry Benoit.


Benoit left the WCW to go to work for the WWE which was then known as the WWF. It is a fact that Sullivan threatened Benoit and told him he would kill him. Yes, that was 10 years ago, but Kevin Sullivan is no dummy. He is known for being a calculating, cold-hearted individual. Today, according to a source close to me, Kevin Sullivan is a high ranking member of the Satanic Church. The police need to consider the possibility that Sullivan carried out these gruesome murders in order to have his revenge, which is what Satanists live for. He could have entered the home, with an accomplice or accomplices and held the Benoit's at gunpoint, Sullivan could have then bound up Nancy, and made Benoit and his son watch as he strangled the life out of her. Then the next day after making Benoit and his son spend the day in agony, murdered Benoit's little boy because of his hatred for the offspring of Benoit and Nancy. Then he could have made Benoit wait an entire day before killing him to by hanging him in the basement.


By doing this, not only would Kevin Sullivan have lived out his Satanic Church creed with his lust for revenge, but he would have destroyed Chris Benoit's reputation which is what has happened now as the wrestling world is attacking the memory of Chris Benoit remembering him as an insane baby killer and wife killer instead of the great World Champion wrestler and friend that he was.


Satanists hate the Bible and the police have stated that a Bible was found next to the bodies of Benoit's wife and son. This would serve as a bizarre calling card as if to either say "What good did your Bible do you?" or to throw off investigators to keep them from suspecting Sullivan and his Satanists would have been involved.


Another thing to note is the fact that Kevin Sullivan was also associated with Sherri Martel, who died just a few days before the bodies of Chris Benoit, and his family was found, and the full details of Martell's death have not been made known as of the time of this writing.


I wonder why the police have not even considered investigating the possibility the Kevin Sullivan killed Benoit, Nancy, and their child. It is certainly a possibility worth looking in to.


Also, Benoit was going to be crowned ECW World Champion on Sunday night. Why would he murder his family and kill himself when he was going to be on top again and make lots more money?


Why would he tie his wife up before killing her? He would have no reason to, but Kevin Sullivan sure would!


Sure he had some problems with Nancy, but that was 4 years ago and what married couple doesn't have problems? Remember also that they reconciled and as far as everyone knows there has been no other incidents reported.

One also needs to consider the fact that Benoit loved his kids and was so proud of his son that was killed. His kids wore suits and ties to his wrestling events and was proud of their dad. He was loved and respected by all those who knew him.


In my opinion, there is no way he would have murdered his family. This whole murder case has Satanists written all over it and Sullivan is a Satanist and has the motive to murder them.


I am encouraging anyone who reads this to send this to police authorities and circulate it on the internet, so these facts can be investigated, before the case is closed and Benoit is written off in history a murderer. If Sullivan is the real killer, justice should be served!


As a former Pro Wrestler myself, now a born again Christian and world wide evangelist, I am hoping and praying for justice no matter who is responsible.


Rev. Johnny Lee Clary

www.johnnyleeclary.com

2677 days ago
153.

Moose    

IMO, the WWE should have held off and not had the tribute until all of the facts are in.

They could have acknowledged the deaths of those three individuals by putting a picture of those individuals on the air and then leave it at that.

The WWE did not need to comment on the issue and they should not have commented on the issue until all the facts are in.

I don't believe we know everything yet and I do not like to speculate.

I still don't understand why the USA Network didn't stop the tribute from airing.

2677 days ago
154.

Dark Diva    

Ummm, maybe Vincie poo will think twice now about doing a phoney "death" show too. It's nothing to joke about or use for ratings and since the death of the Benoit family and Sherri, he had alot of egg on his face after that stupid "car bombing" b.s. of his.

2677 days ago
155.

aymee    

I tried posting earlier and it seemed to have never posted. I say everyone stops speculating and wait for toxicology to come back. Like someone else said, Daniel had a disorder in which HGH is a treatment for. Of course the second yall heard that the boy had needle tracks all you heard was "the bastard was giving his kid roids". People need to learn to get their facts straight before running off at the mouth. What happened is a tragedy. How are any of us to truely know what went on in that house. There is alot of speculation going on because the cops can't seem to get their time frames right. First reports said Nancy died Saturday, Daniel Sunday, Chris Monday. Then yesterday at their press confrence they said Nancy died Friday evening, Daniel Saturday morning, and Chris Saturday afternoon. WELL we know chris didn't die saturday afternoon cause he was texting guys in the WWE in the early hours of Sunday. Maybe once they give a more precise time frame people will stop with the speculations. We are all humans. We all make mistakes. To wish someone to burn in hell is very rude and hateful. Maybe you should look in the mirror before you judge others.

2677 days ago
156.

Ammon Josephson    

I cant believe that people still actually want to pay tribute to this murderer. I admit I was a fan of his to. But paying tribute to him in anyway is wrong. Murder is Murder and no matter who did it they are going to have to pay for it. For those people who are still paying tribute to this guysdo you honestly beleive that because he's Chris Benoit that God is going to let him get away with murder? Another thing is that you idiots dont pay attention to the facts because if you did there is no evidence of steroid being the cause of all of this. There was no evidence of a struggle in the house so i think that benoit had full control of himself or was on some other kind of drug. I have this to say for those who blame vince mcmahon for what happened READ THE NEWS AND GET ALL THE FACTS. Vince didnt kill benoit wife and daughter. Vince didnt plant it in Benoit's mind to go and murder his family. Vince is a shady character but it proves how idiotic you all are for blaming vince mcmahon because nobody even knows if steroids were the cause. You broke my heart benoit.

2677 days ago
157.

bill    

you all people cannot blame wwe for what chris did .he was a great entainer,but he had a choice for what he did ,he could have j ust left ,not take the life of his family.

2677 days ago
158.

Kati    

At least he killed himself but his own child is outrageous to me. I blame his wife for letting this situation get out of hand she could have stopped this in order to safe herself and her child. Another casualty over drugs. When will this stop with these steroids. Everyone knows they are using them. Victoria

2677 days ago
159.

BILLR    

WELL I HATE TO BE THE ONE TO SAY , I KNEW IT , BUT I DID , AND YEA NOW THE WWE IS TRING TO DISTANCE IT SELF FROM GUY THEY JUST SPENT 3 HRS PRIME TIME TV & CANCELLED A SOLD OUT SHOW , BET VINCE IS HAVING A CORANARY RIGHT NOW, " $ CUH CHING"
NEXT STEP HOPE THE REST OF MUSCLE HEADS TAKE LESSON HERE , AND IF THERE ON THE DOPE, THEN THEY MAYBE THHEY SHOULD THINK ABOUT ALL THE WRESTLERS WHO PASSED IN LAST COUPLE YRS , WHO'S DEATHS HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH STERIODS USE . AND IF THERE NOT SMART ENOUGH OR TO GREEDY TO CHANGE THERE LIFE STYLES THEN NO PITTY HERE YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE
BILLR

2677 days ago
160.

sk8rgurl    

The only decent thing I've seen out of this whole mess so far is that at least he sent a text message letting people know his dogs were okay......never mind the wife and kid...god what an ass....oh well, at least the dogs are safe now.....I've never understood why people watch "professional" wrestling anyway, but then again i don't understand why people watch jerry springer either....i think they're all the same crowd.

2677 days ago
161.

SoulFly    

People do not kill people while using steroids. This is a stupid media myth.

2677 days ago
162.

JP now hates WWE    

The only bright thing about this... At least it's getting us away from talking about Paris!

(crap, brought the skank up, sorry).

Seriously, I grew up with this stuff. Once in a while I'd go with pals for kicks to see a live show. I certainly don't watch anymore! Met Benoit and he was simply empty leaving the arenas after his matches. Benoit was the only current wrestler whose persona in and out of the ring was not kayfabe. It was the same, and that was a problem. His intensity in the ring was obviously not a mask. What Benoit did was evil, and sick.

Pro wrestlers are generally people who need some sort of affirmation and public adulation. They are athletes with acting talent (save for Benoit). Beyond the steroids which are plain to see all over wrestling (come on down, Batista) there is a greater need for psychiatric counselling and oversight into the wrestlers' personal lives on the road. The Fed is an unhealthy environment. Christian Cage walked away with good reason. The WWE is an unhealthy environment. Each wrestler needs to look at him or herself and seriously ask

"IS IT WORTH IT?"

Leave the business. It IS just a business. The fans don't really love you because they don't know you. They love your characters.

The absolute worst thing Vince McMahon ever did was take his WWE public in the IPO for the money. He now has to cater to shareholders and he has to take risks to keep profits up. Unfortunately the world is now going Paris (crap, AGAIN) over this tragedy. It's on TMZ for Chrissakes! (pun intended)

The wife and child are the victims of Chris' rage. Chris Benoit is the victim of a putrid hierarchy controlled by Vincent K McMahon. McMahon and his lieutenants were either idiotically blind or perfectly aware that Chris Benoit was an unstable man. Even before they knew the facts his peers on live TV described as "private", "intense", and different from most of them.

He also lost his best friend in the business.

If there was counselling, all WWE wrestlers should collectively sue the counsellors. If there wasn't, they must all collectively sue their boss. Regardless, they should all quit the business until they get some equity in the company they're literally dying for.

2677 days ago
163.

Lorri    

I don't understand how somebody that was so popular and so good could do such a horrific crime. He stepped over the lines when he killed his child and his wife. I hope God will forgive him, but I honestly don't think I can forgive him. He was a role model to my kids and I had to tell them what he did. My daughter was devastated and my son was angry.

2677 days ago
164.

KIM    

WWE IS WRONG FOR DOING THIS. He should have released the statement to say they chose to honor Benoit the wreslter not the man. What he did was horrible and unforgivable but the made WWe millions. They build him up, and when he is asl ow as he could possibly be, they cut him off. WWe needs to take responsibility for their part in this tragedy. I am disgusted that they are going to act like he never wrselted for them, other to milk the publicity, yet tons of wrestlers will continue to rip off his moves and make WWE many more millions. Vince is an opportunist and he disgusts me!

2677 days ago
165.

The Real Lucas    

I wish people would at least review the facts before they run their mouth about things they have no clue about. WWE started implementing drug tests a long time ago and they do not put up with the use of steroids. This is not hidden information either, they made it very clear on wwe.com what would happen to a superstar if he or she were found using steroids, and they don't take it lightly. During random testings, Benoit had just tested clean less than 2 months ago for steroid use. There was a time, a long time ago when steroids were being used in WWE, the Hulk Hogan days. This is not the case anymore, and has not been for some time. What could have caused this man to go crazy and do such a terrible thing, I don't know, but I do know that WWE is not responsible. The only drugs that were found in the house were "prescription" drugs, and even if steroids were found ( which they were NOT) in Benoit's house...I say again, he was tested by WWE for steroid use and the results came back negative. On another matter. Can you blame a company who is about to go live on television in a matter of hours for throwing together a "dedication" of the career of a Superstar, when they did not know the full details? NO! They did what they thought was the right thing to do. They didn't have time to wait for autopsies before they went live on TV. The WWE and Vince McMahon is conducting themselves in a manner they should be. I have nothing but respect for everything they have and are doing through this difficult time. Listen up people, Stop trying to place the blame where it doesn't belong. Wait for the facts and understand them before you run your mouth!

2677 days ago
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