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Monday, June 25, 2007

Chris Benoit. 1967-2007

Chris Benoit

Well what is turning out to be potentially bizarre and sad story, one of the best technical wrestlers of current time passed away.

Chris Benoit was found dead in his home, along with his wife and young child.

Who knows about his personal life, but as a wrestler Benoit was a true beast. He was one of the toughest wrestlers out there whose career spanned across ECW, WCW, and WWF.

This dude was so tough, he is probably one of the few guys who could really beat the crap out of any wrestler if they really went toe to toe. Trained in Stu Hart's Dungeon, Chris "The Crippler" Benoit was a pleasure to watch in wrestling. Benoit is known for doing several german suplexes in a row on his opponent, which would be sure to drive anyone senseless.

I actually fear one of his finishing moves, the Crippler Crossface.

Too bad that the news of his death, and his family, have all the makings of being a sad one.

May Waheguru bless you Chris Benoit. I'll sure miss watching you wrestle.

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Anonymous shinda said...

Apparently they dubbed it as murder suicide, which is pretty messed, but everyone has there own demons to be dealing with.

Benoit was by far the best of the 4 Horsemen if anything helped keep them in the spotlight and relevant during the nWo days.

7:38 AM  
Blogger matar-alloo said...

Benoit was awesome to watch...i love the multiple suplex moves he did from time to time. He will be missed.

On the other hand, what he did was unfathomable. He must have had some mental problems in order to do what he did...and the steroids...maybe they pushed him over the edge.

Regardless, as you said, may Waheguru bless Benoit and his family and friends.

9:43 PM  
Blogger sartaj said...

Yeah I agree with both of you guys. I use to make matar-alloo watch all the wrestling matches when we were back in college. We both agreed and liked the "Rabid Woverine" in all his matches.

It does suck to see people do horrible things to themselves, especially those who are in public eye (like Phil Hartman... the dude from SNL).

He never had any cool lines, he just dominated in the ring and was a great techinal wrestler.

I remember the matches of him with Booker T back in WCW when they had the best of seven matches. Also, I remember the matches when he jumped sides to WWF with The Rock. The Rock was cutting a promo and Benoit just bum rushed him and put the Crippler Crossface on him.

Great wrestler. Sad story.

Sorry Shinda... I was a big nWo fan.

10:03 PM  
Blogger matar-alloo said...

I was actually thinking of Phil Hartman too when this story about Benoit came out. But then I remembered that Hartman didn't kill himself. His wife murdered him.

Thanks for getting me back into watching wrestling...if not I wouldn't have had the chance to see Benoit in action.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous shinda said...

I was all about the black and white / red and black myself, but Benoit was one of the few wrestlers on the WCW roster that helped keep the WCW going during those times, him, Goldberg, DDP, and I guess even Booker T.

2:15 PM  
Blogger sartaj said...

Benoit was one of the good guys during the nWo era, but for some crazy reason I was drawn into all the nWo hype. When they started the black and red factions, I started to loose interest.

However I think the nWo peaked with The Rock vs. Hogan in Wrestlemania a couple years back. I actually used this as the reason why I love Toronoto when I was asked to speak at last year's Toronto Spinning Wheel.

Benoit also had good matches against Kurt Angle as they traded Angle Locks and Crossface Cripplers.

The Benoit angle has really turned out to be a very sad situation, but I guess it teaches us to like the artist and not necessarily who they are in real life.

I love Michael Jackson's 80s music. But if I ever met him, I'd just tell him to sing and keep his distance.

6:55 PM  

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