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Don't Blame WWE for Benoit Killings

7/10/2007 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Onetime wrestling star, Steve "The Lethal Weapon" Blackman believes the WWE is not responsible for the grisly double-murder/suicide of Chris Benoit ... and he's beseeching the King -- er, Larry King.

TMZ cameras were outside of Larry King's CNN studio in Hollywood last night, where our camera caught Blackman, as well as massive hunks John Cena and Chris Jericho, heading for an interview about Benoit.

Blackman was the only one who chirped up when our photog asked about Benoit's alleged steroid use, attempting to take pressure away from WWE by saying, "They're not the people to blame for this, any drug habits that started, started independently, long before they got to WWE." Blackman also said the media attention put on Benoit's possible steroid use -- toxicology reports are still pending -- are "blown out of proportion."

The WWE issued a similar statement last month, saying it was too soon to jump to the conclusion of "roid rage," specifically citing the timetable of the brutal murders as proof rage was not a factor, but no scientific evidence.

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2625 days ago
17.

brian    

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2625 days ago
18.

Tila is nasty!!!    

i think steroids did have something to do with chris benoit flipping out. thats what its called roid rage idiots. I guarantee almost all of the wwe is a bunch of drug/steroid using dumbasses. Thats why so many have died. i will admit though John Cena is one hot piece of ass that can do what he wants to me anytime!!!

2625 days ago
19.

Jen    

The guy had issues, regardless of his steroid use.
The WWE is a joke. For them to turn around & broadcast a tribute to someone that killed his family, I think are a bunch of asses.
Anything to make a buck.

2625 days ago
20.

lisalisatheoneiadore    

jeffrey dahmer used drugs. did drugs make him a people eater? did his job make him take drugs & become a people eater? no, mental illness & emotional problems did that.
why would chris benoit's job have anything to do with his personal issues? sure, the stresses of the business probably didn't help his issues, but they didn't cause them.
is the post office to blame when their employees go postal? of course not.
why wouldn't this be the same thing?
focus on the real issue: an entire family was exterminated. not by the wwe but by someone who obviously had problems he didn't talk about.
think of him as the bullied kid who puts up with it & puts up with it & then finally explodes.
the lesson of this entire thing shouldn't be that drugs are bad. yes, they are, but the bigger message is that if you have feelings of hurting yourself or others TELL SOMEONE!!!

2625 days ago
21.

mnchick    

When they broadcast the tribute, the WWE had no idea what had happened..just that the Benoit family was dead. The following night, McMahon basically said that there would be no more references to Benoit or tributes. He said that after the details came out that it was a murder-suicide.

2625 days ago
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mnchick    

23. i think steroids did have something to do with chris benoit flipping out. thats what its called roid rage idiots. I guarantee almost all of the wwe is a bunch of drug/steroid using dumbasses. Thats why so many have died. i will admit though John Cena is one hot piece of ass that can do what he wants to me anytime!!!

Posted at 2:02PM on Jul 10th 2007 by John Cena is sooo fine


Thank you for pointing out the obvious on

1) The steroid use in WWE (VERY well known already that it runs rampant...for many years in fact it has been very well known that wrestlers use steroids. Oh wait...so do baseball players and football players..hmmm.....I'm seeing a pattern here for professional sports.)

And for

#2) Stating the obvious that John Cena is one big ol' hottie.



2625 days ago
23.

Paul    

Wrestling retards.

2625 days ago
24.

mrscena    

i believe everything these guys are saying and calling that kid retarded is just flat out rude.

2625 days ago
25.

WooHa23    

Blackman wants a job. Please TMZ look at the source. In a few months he'll turn up on some WWE programming or maybe not. He's finished in the business and he had the one character flaw Vince couldn't work around, HE WAS BORING.

2625 days ago
26.

Sydney Bristol    

#16, Jericho got lucky. He was great on the mic and was in the right place at the right time. The Rock had all but retired and Stone Cold was going through legal and health issues of his own and Vince needed a face with a good catch phrase. It's very rare that smaller guys that aren't completely jacked succeed. Even li'l Rey Mysterio has been accused of roid usage.

2625 days ago
27.

Yolanda    

I resent the earlier comment about the so called trailer park community. The bottom line is wrestlers need to have time off. The WWE needs to be regulated. Also, we will NEVER truly know why it happend. Chris was a hell of a wrestler and to all that slam wrestling and it's fan base...middle finger salute!!

2625 days ago
28.

Lacey    

Ok first off we will never know what happened because he is dead. Toxicology will not tell us why he did this to his family. Secondly, why is everyone watches wrestling from a trailer park. I'm not, my husband is not and we live in a nice middle class neighborhood. Thirdly hello John Cena said it on Larry King last night, it's ENTERTAINMENT. It's not real it's just a show for us to sit back and enjoy. So I'm not a hypocrite or a racist or anything else for that matter.Fourth, The tribute was aired before the facts were released, no one knew at that time it was a murder-suicide. So people get your facts before you comment.

2624 days ago
29.

debra    

all that interview was damage control,done by the wrestler's. i didn't hear any explanation about all the wrestler's that died,evidently the wwe can't take the heat,all the better the wwe's loss is tna's gain

2624 days ago
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KRISTI THE LAWYER    

I agree with #18 and #31

2624 days ago
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