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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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sandfa please clarify your comment about the us being run by monkey is that a jab at our presidential runner (of color). Me thinks Canadians are racists.

2639 days ago


"sandfa are you racist" # 92: Because of what one person from a different country thinks, you catagorize everyone from that country as having the same view? You're an idiot. An ignorant idiot.

2639 days ago


sandfa are you racist: Are you kidding me LMAO!!! With all the racist stuff coming out of the States these days - you're trying to pin racism on Candians?!?!?!?! LOL!!!!!! - good one! That was a joke right? HAHA

2639 days ago


COME ON NOW SASSY lighten up i'm kidding, i'm a canuck through and through

2639 days ago


Take a quick hike to hell, you self-centered idiots. Nice job in Iraq!!

2639 days ago

are you new?    

still loving Costa!!!!!

2639 days ago


lm sorry that chris benoit and his family are all dead this is a tragedy. and if canadians feel like they have something to say then good for them! freedom of speach is a great thing! go canada! l dont think that they would yell anything about this. the owen hart tragedy l agree that something should have been said and as well as brett hart he was screwed over by vince m. and again he should have been yelled at! good for canada!!

2638 days ago


I am Canadian and cannot figure out how blog entries that are suppose to be about a Canadian wrestler's death end up being about trashing Canada! Canada is not the one that said it's health care is better than the U.S......Michael Moore did. Not one of the 911 terrorists entered your country from let them in! It seems it is always easier for Americans to point the finger and the blame at another country rather than take responsibility for their own mistakes. I am just that you all hate Canada so many countries are there left in the world that are your friends?

2638 days ago


I am passing around an other round of Canadian Beer anyone wants some!!! hoosers

2638 days ago


To CostaMesaboy - Hey Loser. Where do you get off slamming a country that you have probably never visited, not that we would want you here. This is supposed to be a forum to talk about the subject at hand, not to slam someone elses country because it happens to be where this wrestler was from. The only thing you are succeeding at is making yourself look like a retard and justifying peoples hatred of your countries "We Are The Best" attitude. You should really do your homework before you start spewing your worthless rants about things that you obviously have no concept about. If that is too much to ask, then perhaps you should just SHUT THE F#%$ UP. Like the saying goes, "If you kept your mouth shut, people would only think you're stupid".

2638 days ago


whoa whoa whoa...the monkey comment was aimed at Bush not the African-American front runner...if you read my post carefully I said that your president had a mental disability (Bush) and a monkey could do a better came to mind from the saying "if you gave a thousand monkies a thousand typewriters they could write war and peace"...

In all honesty I think it'd be great to have a person of colour in office (or a woman that matter)...I'd love to see someone other than a white pompass a s s male in a position of power to see what they could do...

I'm sorry if my comment was misconstrude as racist but that was not my intention and I still don't believe that's how it comes across

2638 days ago


I find it amusing that an article that merely makes mention of Canada in relation to a wrestler's death causes about 3 different people to randomly spout off about their views of why Canada is 'cowardly' and has 'never accomplished anything.' Why all the hate?

2638 days ago


Americans are the reason for 90 percent of Terrorist acts, they are the reason the economy is fnuked up. They are the reason people like BUSH exist, their congress is corrupt and they think they own the world. Canada? I'll take it any day. They dont have big brother there, nor do they have the gun problems the US has. Money is the God of America. No one gives a crap about their neighbours down there. Americans are the only people who would plot to crash a plane into their Pentagon and to cover up 911. They have health care far superior to that of the US, even their own Michael Moore is onto them! Say what you will but you cant ignore the facts.

2638 days ago


all this Canada bashing out of nowhere and the US wonders why so much of the world hates them now.


2638 days ago


You seriously need to go back to school and educate yourself. You're dumber than dirt and an embarrassment to your country.

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