By Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irv Muchnick, Greg Oliver
The lifestyles and alarming loss of life of acclaimed expert wrestler Chris Benoit are explored during this well timed and exhaustive biography. In June 2007 Benoit devoted suicide after killing his spouse and son, and the media insurance surrounding this eventas good because the evidence of the case and its results on specialist wrestlingare all widely addressed. Benoit’s existence sooner than and through his seasoned wrestling profession is tested, as is his major effect at the wrestling global and common attractiveness. This close-up examine considered one of seasoned wrestling’s maximum and such a lot lamented figures additionally provides where of his tragedy within the darker aspect of wrestling’s history.
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Extra resources for Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport
Benoit was a hometown 62 STAMPEDE DAYS: A CRIP P LER ON THE RISE boy who made his bones in the Hart’s legendary Stampede Wrestling, back when Stu’s wild cast of bruisers were folk heroes in the territory. Albertans were as proud of Benoit as they were of the Hart family themselves. Hell, when he came through Edmonton on April 18, 2004, after winning the WWE World Heavyweight title, the city’s mayor declared a Chris Benoit Day. His disgrace was personally felt in this scrappy peacock of a province.
Com, MVP praised Benoit. “There’s nobody more intense, there’s nobody who works harder. Chris Benoit is just amazing. ” In another interview, MVP called Benoit one of the five greatest wrestlers in history. “He’s a machine. He’s someone I’ve studied. . ” Likewise, Benoit was a follower of the sport. In a May 2007 interview with the British Fighting Spirit Magazine, he rhymed off many of the top stars not in wwe. “I’ve a lot of time for Bryan Danielson. And although I don’t watch a lot of the tna product, I’ve a lot of respect for Samoa Joe.
Harry Smith has just joined the wwe and, in my eyes, is going to be a huge part of the future of this industry,” Benoit told a newspaper in England. “It’s hard for me to talk about 31 Greg Oliver him as one of the new guys as I’ve known him forever. ” It was Benoit who lobbied for their hiring in wwe. The irony is that the company where he found the most success, World Wrestling Entertainment, is doing its best to disassociate itself with Benoit and his legacy to the sport of professional wrestling.