History Wrestling / ChrisBenoit

8th Jan '18 3:26:13 AM Nyame
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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorized that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this. Benoit already had it pretty rough prior to Eddie's death, having lost several friends over the years (detailed in TraumCongaLine below), marriage problems (according to Nancy Benoit's sister, he was abusive and Nancy tried to file for divorce because of this), injuries, etc. But when Eddie died, that seemed to be the breaking point. According to his close friends and his own journals, Benoit was completely unable to move on from Eddie's death, which may have robbed him of his own will to live.

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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorized that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this. Benoit already had it pretty rough prior to Eddie's death, having lost several friends over the years (detailed in TraumCongaLine TraumaCongaLine below), marriage problems (according to Nancy Benoit's sister, he was abusive and Nancy tried to file for divorce because of this), injuries, etc. But when Eddie [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Eddie]] died, that seemed to be the breaking point. According to his close friends and his own journals, Benoit was completely unable to move on from Eddie's death, which may have robbed him of his own will to live.
7th Jan '18 6:35:30 PM Nyame
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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorised that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this.

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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorised theorized that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this.this. Benoit already had it pretty rough prior to Eddie's death, having lost several friends over the years (detailed in TraumCongaLine below), marriage problems (according to Nancy Benoit's sister, he was abusive and Nancy tried to file for divorce because of this), injuries, etc. But when Eddie died, that seemed to be the breaking point. According to his close friends and his own journals, Benoit was completely unable to move on from Eddie's death, which may have robbed him of his own will to live.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Eddie Guerrero. Chris was never the same after Eddie died. It's generally agreed upon that Eddie's death is a big part of why that weekend in Atlanta happened, though how much in comparison to the multitude of injuries, drug abuse, and deaths of other friends of his that also played a part is something we'll never really know.

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Eddie Guerrero. Chris was never the same after Eddie died. It's generally agreed upon that Eddie's death is a big part of why that weekend in Atlanta happened, happened (with Benoit's own journals confirming it), though how much in comparison to the multitude of injuries, drug abuse, and deaths of other friends of his that also played a part is something we'll never really know.
3rd Jan '18 8:12:42 PM Nyame
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** Many of Benoit's close friends took a similar approach, such as Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/{{Batista}}, trying to remember him as the friend he was rather than the person he turned into during his last days. While none of them condoned what he did, it still didn't change the fact that Benoit was their friend for varying periods of time, and that they loved him, and because of that, they couldn't deny the part he played in all their lives.
29th Dec '17 7:12:56 AM Nick7689
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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: His oldest son [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCezqfsUQAAFWwH.jpg David]] is the spitting image of him.
26th Dec '17 5:44:31 PM dlchen145
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The third person to receive Cauliflower Alley Club's Future Legend Award, Christopher Michael Benoit spent his youth idolizing fellow Canadian wrestlers such as [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "The Hitman" Hart]] and [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]]. In 1985, at the age of eighteen, Benoit made his wrestling debut in Canada's Stampede Wrestling. From there, he traveled to various overseas promotions (mainly in Japan) for a number of years, then made his debut in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1994. It was in ECW where Benoit became known as "The Crippler": During a match with Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, Benoit performed a back body drop, but Sabu landed on his head and broke his neck. Despite the act being an accident, the "Crippler" nickname stuck with Benoit for the rest of his career.

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The third person to receive Cauliflower Alley Club's Future Legend Award, Christopher Michael Benoit (May 21, 1967 June 24, 2007) spent his youth idolizing fellow Canadian wrestlers such as [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "The Hitman" Hart]] and [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]]. In 1985, at the age of eighteen, Benoit made his wrestling debut in Canada's Stampede Wrestling. From there, he traveled to various overseas promotions (mainly in Japan) for a number of years, then made his debut in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1994. It was in ECW where Benoit became known as "The Crippler": During a match with Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, Benoit performed a back body drop, but Sabu landed on his head and broke his neck. Despite the act being an accident, the "Crippler" nickname stuck with Benoit for the rest of his career.
20th Nov '17 5:58:38 PM Peridonyx
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Wasn't a very-big man, but could still German-Suplex even guys as big as Viscera [[note]]A ScaryBlackMan whose mass was in the same league as Wrestling/TheBigShow's and Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}'s.[[/note]].
16th Nov '17 2:27:04 PM Readingman
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** On an episode of his podcast marking the tenth anniversary of the Benoit tragedy, Jericho remarked that, before going to the ring, Benoit would drink a up of coffee, and take aspirin and ephedrine to get himself charged up.
4th Nov '17 9:47:54 AM CherryLotus
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* BreakupBreakout: Benoit (and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero) following the breakup of the Radicalz.
1st Oct '17 1:28:59 AM bubzilla
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* DentedIron: After a fashion; while Benoit's ''body'' was still in pretty good nick at the time of his death, the multiple concussions and excessive substance abuse his career had brought on him had given him the brain like that of an ''eighty-five year-old Alzheimer's patient!'' That's NotHyperbole either, that was [[ExactWords actually the exact wording of the official autopsy done on his brain]].

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* DentedIron: After a fashion; while Benoit's ''body'' was still in pretty good nick at the time of his death, the multiple concussions and excessive substance abuse his career had brought on him had given him the brain like that of an ''eighty-five year-old Alzheimer's patient!'' That's NotHyperbole either, that was [[ExactWords actually the exact wording of the official autopsy done on his brain]]. Had he lived he would likely be completely mentally incapacitated within 10 years.
24th Sep '17 3:18:17 PM Malady
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** It's been mentioned several times, especially on Chris Jericho's podcast, that Benoit broke down when he heard that BigBossMan had died(they'd met in WCW), crying to the effect of "I can't stand seeing all my friends die anymore"!(Another friend of his and Eddie's had also died a few months prior to Bossman in Mexican wrestler Negro Casas)

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** It's been mentioned several times, especially on Chris Jericho's podcast, that Benoit broke down when he heard that BigBossMan Wrestling/BigBossMan had died(they'd died (they'd met in WCW), crying to the effect of "I can't stand seeing all my friends die anymore"!(Another friend of his and Eddie's had also died a few months prior to Bossman in Mexican wrestler Negro Casas)
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