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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 19:11:38 Reply

At 6/26/07 07:09 PM, KJDunwoody wrote: Any chance 10 years ago if that was a storyline in a movie do you think anyone would have even thought that it be likely?

Don't give the WWE ideas. Down the line I'm sure Vince would be able to justify making a movie out of it.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 19:17:02 Reply

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 19:38:49 Reply

I think it is safe to say that the WWE won't milk this for a storyline. I don't think they would sink that low. If they did, I would stop watching.

What was the name of that wrestler on SD a few months back that emulated Benoit? I like to see what he will do with his career after his idol's tragic death.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 19:42:37 Reply

So Raw has no aparent storylines that I can see of know... anyone hoping of a HHH comeback next monday?

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 19:55:42 Reply

At 6/26/07 07:38 PM, boloneyman wrote: I think it is safe to say that the WWE won't milk this for a storyline. I don't think they would sink that low. If they did, I would stop watching.

They did that to Eddie Guerrero...

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 20:08:28 Reply

At 6/26/07 07:38 PM, boloneyman wrote: What was the name of that wrestler on SD a few months back that emulated Benoit? I like to see what he will do with his career after his idol's tragic death.

Gunner Scott. He's wrestling for ROh as Brent Albright, my guess us he'll keep wrestling his style which is similar to Benoit's. I'm pretty sure he'll continue to be successful despite this tragedy.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 20:11:13 Reply

At 6/26/07 08:08 PM, pepeatumi wrote: Gunner Scott. He's wrestling for ROh as Brent Albright, my guess us he'll keep wrestling his style which is similar to Benoit's. I'm pretty sure he'll continue to be successful despite this tragedy.

Well, I'm sure the extent of his emulation of Benoit was just exaggerated for the purposes of the storyline he was in, in which Benoit was like his mentor. So it's not like this should really affect his career, unless people bring up the time he spent on Smackdown.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 20:18:40 Reply

TVWeek.com reports that Vince McMahon will appear on ECW On Sci-Fi tonight to apologize for the three hour RAW Benoit tribute that WWE ran last night. WWE ran the show before information broke that Benoit himself had killed his wife and son, then himself.

If you go to WWE shopzone, you'll see all of Benoit's stuff is no longer for sale. Even the DVD's have been altered. For instance, in the WM XX DVD it reads... HHH defends his title against Shawn Michaels. Benoit's name has been edited out of every match he ever wrestled for WWE.

Basically, he's being one-day rule'd.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 20:23:22 Reply

At 6/26/07 08:18 PM, pepeatumi wrote: Basically, he's being one-day rule'd.

Oh my God, from one extreme to the other. They shouldn't need to apoligise for the show they aired, and I think it would still have been called for regardless of the circumstances. His career has been great, and he has had some great matches, and that should be honoured.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 21:33:44 Reply

I still can't believe that the whole Mr. McMahon death storyline is now pretty much scrapped because of Benoit going on a mini killing spree. I was amped up about that storyline. Dammit.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 21:43:08 Reply

At 6/26/07 09:33 PM, Clownshock wrote: I still can't believe that the whole Mr. McMahon death storyline is now pretty much scrapped because of Benoit going on a mini killing spree. I was amped up about that storyline. Dammit.

Well, why did Benoit do, drugs are known to do that, but i wouldn't know if he took drugs but, i don't think this is like him


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 21:53:17 Reply

That's crazy, I can't even sleep at night. What will the WWE think of this? I mean they can't really admit that he was on steroids, but everyone would think that he's a phsyco. I've been in those situations where everything is just violence and chaos with heart breaking and commotion, so i should know.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 21:59:18 Reply

The wwe is already very disorginized, the fact that they just showed that Vince is still alive. I wonder how they'll deal w/ this.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 22:07:09 Reply

On Saturday, June 23, Chris Benoit was slated to appear at a WWE live event in Beaumont, Texas. That afternoon, Benoit contacted WWE to inform them that his wife and child were ill, and that he would not be able to attend the show.

WWE executives rebooked Benoit’s flight for the following morning, allowing Benoit to miss the Beaumont event making alternate arrangements for him to attend the pay-per-view event in Houston on Sunday.

WWE employees attempted to confirm with Benoit his travel plans but were unable to contact him.

Early Sunday morning, between 3:51 and 3:58 a.m., Benoit sent five text messages to co-workers:

Text Message 1 to two co-workers (sent 6/24 at 3:53am)- Chris Benoit’s cell phone
“My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane, Fayetteville Georgia. 30215”

Text Message 2 to two co-workers (sent 6/24 at 3:53am)- Chris Benoit’s cell phone
“The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open”

Text Message 3 to two co-workers (sent 6/24 at 3:54am)- Nancy Benoit’s cell phone
“My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane.
Fayetteville Georgia. 30215”

Text Message 4 to two co-workers (sent 6/24 at 3:55am)- Nancy Benoit’s cell phone
“My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane.
Fayetteville Georgia. 30215

Text Message 5 to one co-worker (sent 6/24 at 3:58am)- Nancy Benoit’s cell phone
“My address is 130 Green Meadow Lane. Fayetteville Georgia. 30215”

Throughout the day on Sunday, WWE made numerous attempts to contact Benoit both at home and at local hospitals in the Atlanta area. As of 11:00 p.m., WWE officials were unable to establish contact with Chris Benoit.

At 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25, WWE officials were notified of the text messages sent to the co-workers the previous day. By 12:45 p.m., WWE had contacted Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office requesting they check on the Benoit family.

Fayetteville County Sheriffs office made contact with WWE at approximately 4:00 p.m. advising that they had entered the house of Chris Benoit and found three deceased bodies – an adult male, adult female and a male child. WWE was told that Benoit’s home was now considered a major crime scene.

The decision to cancel the live event scheduled in Corpus Christi that night was made between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. In keeping with company policy, and with limited knowledge regarding facts of the case, WWE choose to air a memorial dedicated to the career of Chris Benoit. As facts emerged surrounding the case, all tributes to Chris Benoit were removed both on-air and on WWE.com


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 22:20:57 Reply

Ok guys my dad knows some people in the wrestling industry.
Word is this all happened because of the draft. As you know each show has its own story lines. What you my not know is that each show has their own story writer. SmackDown! writer, Michael Hayes I think, wanted Benoit off SmackDown! he supposedly said "Benoit is a washed up has been". Apperently Benoit came down with a case of depression and snapped. Friday night he strangled Nancy. Saturday night he killed Daniel. Sunday night, the night he was supposed to win the ECW Championship, he hung himself in his basement.
Vince McMahon has stated that he apologises for last nights show and Chris Benoit will never be metioned again.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 23:26:17 Reply

read this


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 23:35:46 Reply

So WWE is out to erase Benoit from their records... Such a damn shame. Let his legacy before this tradgedy speak for itself. In the ring wrestlers become different people, let the wrestler Benoit remain.

Due to this nightmare, I think it's safe to assume that WWE won't induct him to the Hall of Fame for a long long time, if ever.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-26 23:58:22 Reply

I dont know about that. Eddie went in the year he died. He died of heart failure from drug use. Kind of like suicide.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 00:00:44 Reply

At 6/26/07 11:26 PM, Psiko-Munky wrote: read this

so it wasn't steroids, it was religion.
thanks for clearing that up wwe.com


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 01:02:17 Reply

At 6/26/07 11:58 PM, Psiko-Munky wrote: I dont know about that. Eddie went in the year he died. He died of heart failure from drug use. Kind of like suicide.

Eddie didn't kill anyone though.

The tragedy that Benoit is being wrased is almost as great as his death. There will hardly be a legacy to leave.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 02:18:47 Reply

At 6/27/07 01:02 AM, boloneyman wrote:
At 6/26/07 11:58 PM, Psiko-Munky wrote: I dont know about that. Eddie went in the year he died. He died of heart failure from drug use. Kind of like suicide.
Eddie didn't kill anyone though.

The tragedy that Benoit is being wrased is almost as great as his death. There will hardly be a legacy to leave.

Well i understand now, i can't beleave he did this and i wish he didn't but *sigh* i guess that has to be that way. Even though he did that to his family, i will always respect him as a entertainer and wrestler, because he busted his ass to make us feel entertained, Chris, I will allways be a fan of yours all the time. I put my final salute to him, 1967-2007.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 02:31:05 Reply

At 6/27/07 01:02 AM, boloneyman wrote: The tragedy that Benoit is being wrased is almost as great as his death. There will hardly be a legacy to leave.

That's very true, it's like OJ. I mean, you can TRY and let his work speak for itself, but can anyone watch a football game where OJ set a record, or watch the naked gun movies and laugh the same way? No, because the accusation of what he did taints everything he did. I mean, the cops have no doubt Benoit did this, and it's a horrible, disgusting act. I don't think we'll ever know what drove him to it, but it just seems very clear this was something he planned, and that there was a lot going wrong for a long time.

I don't blame WWE for distancing themselves from him right now, and as it would appear from what Vince said on ECW, they will distance themselves from him forever, and again, I can't blame them. He committed a disgusting and heinous crime and WWE is a publicly traded company that dosen't deserve to catch shit, or be brought low by his actions. From what I heard Vince acted in the classiest of fashions throughout this whole ordeal, even telling guys at RAW they didn't have to stay if they didn't want to. WWE has done the best they can in this horrible horrible week. It just keeps getting more and more surreal, and as pep said, maybe it's time to try and go back to talking about wrestling, and try to take Vince's words about the healing beginning to heart. Don't let this incident ruin your love of the business, don't let it ruin your respect for the guys who bust their asses and do what they love to do for us, the fans. Let's all just try to heal and get through this.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 05:52:00 Reply

At 6/26/07 02:53 PM, Outlaw88 wrote: I just read the report.. And it breaks my heart.

I'll always remember Chris for what he did for wrestling and what he accomplished.

I also saw a report on the homepage of sports. yahoo sayng that Benoit strangled his wife and suffocated his son to death before committing suicide. The report also says that it is the outcome of "steroid rage". Considering that Eddie's death is also drug related. Here is the bottom line --- DO NOT DO DRUGS, people!


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 08:59:41 Reply

At 6/27/07 05:52 AM, Dream-of-Duke wrote:



I also saw a report on the homepage of sports. yahoo sayng that Benoit strangled his wife and suffocated his son to death before committing suicide. The report also says that it is the outcome of "steroid rage". Considering that Eddie's death is also drug related. Here is the bottom line --- DO NOT DO DRUGS, people!

well true

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 10:10:15 Reply

In an attempt to change the subject, I have been watching the Ladder match DVD. A lot of these matches I've seen, but it's been so long since I saw them that is becomes almost like a first viewing again. I couldn't remember who won or some of the high spots so watching this dvd has been great.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 12:13:18 Reply

At 6/27/07 05:52 AM, Dream-of-Duke wrote:
At 6/26/07 02:53 PM, Outlaw88 wrote: I just read the report.. And it breaks my heart.

I'll always remember Chris for what he did for wrestling and what he accomplished.
I also saw a report on the homepage of sports. yahoo sayng that Benoit strangled his wife and suffocated his son to death before committing suicide. The report also says that it is the outcome of "steroid rage". Considering that Eddie's death is also drug related. Here is the bottom line --- DO NOT DO DRUGS, people!

WWE stated that it wasn't "roid rage" as there were bibles next to the bodies and elapsed time between the killings. Benoit also tested negative at his last drug screening on April 10th. Still, telling people not to do drugs is good advice.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 12:43:12 Reply

But really... Did anyone catch ECW last night? Why can WWE do this more often? Let's make a wrestling show revolved around wrestling.

Sure, it was weird seeing Cena there until you realized... That his match against Nitro was a damn good one. And we got a 2 ou tof 3 falls match on free tv, something we don't get all that often. I'm hoping this isn't a one week deal, and reading the spoilers SD will be the same, just a lot of wrestling.

As for the ladder match DVD, I've yet to pick it up but I've been hearing its the best DVD WWE has released, so I'll probably buy it one of these days.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 13:08:23 Reply

Yeah but I like the storylines and the only reason they aren't having any is because Benoit's killing spree ruined all of the storylines.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 14:14:47 Reply

Looking at all the WWE shows right now the only possible storyline is the Nitro-Punk one. Maybe this can be a new begining for the WWE like a pheonix rising from the ashes... nah!

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2007-06-27 17:31:44 Reply

At 6/27/07 02:14 PM, Reaperyami wrote: Looking at all the WWE shows right now the only possible storyline is the Nitro-Punk one. Maybe this can be a new begining for the WWE like a pheonix rising from the ashes... nah!

Yea, but the only thing wrong with that is the fact that the story was supposed to be Benoit-Punk. At Vengence the outcome was always supposed to be Punk losing. Benoit is the real ECW Champion forever end of story. Coments about Benoit will be no more so stop them now.
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