Reading this creeped me out a little. Especially the part about the text messages. The guy completely flipped.
That co-worker that Benoit travelled with & sent every txt to was Chavo Guerrero, his best friend. I don't know the identities of the other co-workers. Chavo actually stayed at Chris' house last week. He was apparently the only one who visited the newly purchased home.
For those curious (for whatever reason) about the objects of death, the AP reported that law enforcement officials close to the investigation confirmed that Chris strangled his wife with an electrical chord on Saturday and smothered his son with a bag on Sunday. He hung himself using the pulley used on weight machines.
All too surreal, still. I hope Chavo is alright. I can't imagine losing someone like this after having known him for so long and shared so many personal experiences with him after Eddie's death.
The needlemarks found on Daniel's body may have been injected with what I believe was some sort of growth hormone. Apparently, Daniel may have been previously diagnosed with Fragile X.
Chris passed a WWE-issued health test and tested negative for roids as of April.
However, there were anabolic steroids found in his home.
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The WWE's drug testing policy has actually caught more people than the NHL's.
I know this is going to be tough on wrestling fans until all the details get sorted out... I won't go as far as to condemn him on just speculation... Even though the man was one of the greatest wrestlers I have ever seen in my life...the suspicions surrounding his death are greatly disturbing...and I'm looking forward to hearing one way or the other on the whole story coming out...
He WILL...however...be judged by the ultimate official as to where his soul's final destination will be...either Heaven...or Hell...
I'm a little surprised by how quickly the WWE turned on Benoit:
Last night on Monday Night Raw, the WWE presented a special tribute show, recognizing the career of Chris Benoit. However, now some 26 hours later, the facts of this horrific tragedy are now apparent. Therefore, other than my comments, there will be no mention of Mr. Benoit tonight. On the contrary, tonight's show will be dedicated to everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident. This evening marks the first step of the healing process. Tonight, the WWE performers will do what they do better than anyone else in the world – entertain you.
I don't think they turned on him. They did a tribute to his career but let's face it - the man killed his wife & kid. Even if he were the greatest wrestler that ever lived, even if he's mentally ill - no matter the circumstances, he's a murderer. The WWE is family entertainment, they can't stand behind a killer but they aren't condemning him either.
I think they are handling it pretty well. They could sensationalize the whole thing & participate in the speculation but they are just quietly separating from it. They put up the timeline as to what occured but they chose to pull the tributes & all Benoit related merchandise. I don't see a better way they could have handled it.
Why be suprised? Think about it, most of their live events are taped around 5-6PM they found out about the Benoits around 4PM. It was a knee jerk reaction to honor and memorialize their superstar the way they did. Same as with Eddie (but Eddie deserved the positive memorial).
At that time, the WWE just knew the family was dead and had no idea as to how they died or by whos hand. I would think, no matter how much Benoit did for the WWE, the company would like to distance themself from defending a murderer. (Oh, I know that just pissed in someones cheerios, but guess what... mental illness or not thats what he is and what he chose his legacy to be. Chris Benoit is now the wrestler who murdered his wife and child rather than the talented WWE superstar.)
As for his son having needlemarks and possibly being injected with steroids, rumor has it that he suffered from a condition called Fragile X in which amongst the myriad of symtoms, low/underdeveloped muscletone is one of them. Having known people who have had to give their children different types of steroids, that is one thing that I dont agree with (I hated it daily when I had to give a steroid to my child, but for his health was more important than my distain...), but will withhold opinion on until the autopsy reports come out.