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WWE to Canada: Take Off, Hosers

7/3/2007 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Chris Benoit double murder/suicide is still rocking the WWE, as they announced the cancellation of all Canadian events for the next month -- all because of the former "Canadian Crippler." While WWE sources claim that the "postponements" are to show sensitivity to the fans of Chris "Rabid Wolverine" Benoit, the WWE has a track record for bailing on the Great White North when troubles arise.
Chris Benoit and the Canadian flag
The death of Benoit's friend and teammate, Owen Hart, in 1999 kept the company away from parts of Canada for an entire year. After wrestler Bret Hart and WWE big cheese Vince McMahon's infamous "Montreal Screwjob" in 1997, they hid out until late '98. However, others say that the REAL reason for the cancellation is to avoid the ire and the loud, often profane chants of the live Canadian crowds. Chants of "You killed Owen!" and "You screwed Bret!" filled Canadian arenas for months after those scandals.

Perhaps the WWE isn't taking any chances on two live tapings of their RAW and SmackDown programs being filled with angry chants of "You killed Chris!"

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31.

Nick-Nack    

I am glad Americans know next to nothing about Canada because then maybe they will stay away! hope they stay away from other countries too because there is nothing worse than going somewhere and finding out your sharing the place with AMERICANS ON VACATION!! YIKES! you think they treat their own country bad. Oh and who is in Afghanistan? uh yeah your sister country Canada.

2487 days ago
32.

RP    

Free health care????????? People are dying each day from waiting SO long to be on donor lists or referall lists! You can keep your "free" health care.

2487 days ago
33.

Wow.    

You think Canada has a higher crime rate than here? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....yeah okay. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
- btw: when did this whole Chris thing turn into a Canada bashing parade? No wonder Americans (even innocent ones who don't judge like me) are so frowned upon.

2487 days ago
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Sandfa    

Also I'd like to add that the number one US city for crime? State/City Washington DC your capital...the number one Canadian province for crime? Nunavut...with a population of less than 30,000 it's inhabited purely by Aboriginals and workers...even though our crime rate is 2.5 times LESS than the US's majority of our crime takes place in an area that does not embrace Canadian culture

2487 days ago
35.

'Chele    

To all the Canadians:

Please don't let what the Americans say here degrade your opinion of us. I promise you that we aren't all this ignorant.

I had the pleasure of going to Canada once. Some of the nicest people I've met in my life where people I met in Canada.

And happy belated Canada Day to you all.

2487 days ago
36.

dude    

Been to Canada many times, great country and cool people. Maybe the U S should take take note, I don't see anyone trying to blow them up.

2487 days ago
37.

Wow.    

Thank you 'Chele! ;)

2487 days ago
38.

Draax    


#42, that is completely false; in fact the relative risk of mortality is lower in Canada.

For a direct comparison between the US health care system and the Canadian health care system I would suggest: http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/8/1

"Results: We identified 38 studies comparing populations of patients in Canada and the United States. Studies addressed diverse problems, including cancer, coronary artery disease, chronic medical illnesses and surgical procedures. Of 10 studies that included extensive statistical adjustment and enrolled broad populations, 5 favoured Canada, 2 favoured the United States, and 3 showed equivalent or mixed results. Of 28 studies that failed one of these criteria, 9 favoured Canada, 3 favoured the United States, and 16 showed equivalent or mixed results. Overall, results for mortality favoured Canada (relative risk 0.95, 95% confidence interval 0.92–0.98, p = 0.002) but were very heterogeneous, and we failed to find convincing explanations for this heterogeneity. The only condition in which results consistently favoured one country was end-stage renal disease, in which Canadian patients fared better."

Sadly your point of view is not consistent with reality.

2487 days ago
39.

Maple leaf forever    

AmeriKKKA your #38 comment had me laughing. All that incest in Alabama and Mississippi and you think those folks know how to build cars let alone read? Those are the same people that think people in Canada all live in igloos.
I come from a family of CAW workers and with over 300,000km on my Oshawa produced car I just want an excuse to get rid of it. Nothing gets done to it but regular maintenance and the thing will not die!

Oh, and GM has awarded the new Chevy Camaro to be made in Oshawa #2. We are single handedly saving General Motors and doing the American public a huge favour!

2487 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

This guy was Canadian. Of course they don't like what went down with him. Their fans are true. If a favorite American fell victim to excess and unethical doctors, how would U.S. fans react?

I understand that 80% of the Canadian population lives within 100 miles of the Canada/U.S. border. Crime statistics are only up along this 100 mile region due to its proximity to the U.S.
Gaurd the border alright - to keep the U.S. from crossing, not the other way around if you look at the stats. Most all of the accusations of terrorists coming across that border were fake, to dispel accountability from the U.S. authorities. You people will believe anything. Hell, U.S. flight schools trained some of the 9/11 suicide pilots. I'd like to knowho was on that planeload of people that Bushy flew back to the U.A.E. after 9/11 when EVERYONE else here was grounded? Why would you hate Canada, because they HAVE universal health care? That's stupid. Make the congress accountable and insist on universal health care for the United States. The U.S. is the only industrialized country IN THE WORLD without it. The U.S. is being hosed. Get busy & Go after your own, and make your politicians look after YOU, You pay their salaries! and quit believing every piece of propoganda spin they throw at you.

2487 days ago
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Wow.    

Sinse when do neighbors egg eachothers houses? 'Chelle is right Canada: we love you! And I personally love your beer!

2487 days ago
42.

d    

Hey Costa Mesa Boy ...the hottest woman and the best athletes are in your country...
and they mostly come from californai....

and back to the main stroy...the majority of athletes are on steroids and the women have all had plastic surgery completed...so once again the americans are relying on the
work of others so they can take the credit !!

2487 days ago
43.

Wow.    

costaMesaboy: You've probably never been to Canada to see the beautiful women we have here. The only reason your beautiful American women come from California, is because that's where everyone goes to get discovered. Way to make yourself sound educated.

2487 days ago
44.

Sandfa    

And no one has seemed to mention that Chris Benoit...although born in Canada committed these henious crimes while residing in the US...

Also...I must say I applaud your efforts in a non-discriminatory manner...but I really think your country would be better run by someone who didn't suffer from a mental disability...in fact it would probably be better run by a monkey

2487 days ago
45.

are you new?    

All you Canadians and USA-ers are cracking me up!

You're like siblings ready to take each down....but let another country
try to piss on either of you.......you would go to the mat ( no pun intended WWE) to protect and help each other.

to costa---dude, I love ya!!...I know you don't have a hate on for the Canucks
...you just like keeping things moving here.....

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