I just finished watching the tribute on RAW and logged on to see if there were any updates. The AP is reporting that the incident is being treated as a murder/suicide. That is truly shocking.
The station said that investigators believe the 40-year-old Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old son, Daniel, over the weekend, then himself on Monday.
We can only hope that this isn’t true. No matter the cause, it is a huge surprise and tragedy. This will only make the situation more tragic and more shocking.
A lot of the people who commented on the tribute show tonight noticed that Benoit was a quiet and intense guy. He didn’t let a lot of people get close to him, yet he was really respected by all the guys in the locker room.
I didn’t realize before watching the show how ironic it is that he was one of my favorite wrestlers. I watch wrestling only for the story, usually ignoring the actual matches. Chris Benoit never talked. He didn’t hype anything or make threats or bust balls on the mike. But I always watched his matches because he was super intense and athletic. It was the closest thing to real you could get in pro wrestling.