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the tennessee stud Asks: JR, this weekend is the fourth anniversary of the sad weekend when Chris Benoit took the lives of his wife Nancy and son Daniel. Today would have been four years to the day of that three hour RAW you did the day all the details were coming out. I imagine that would have to rank among the more difficult shows you ever had to do in your career since you knew Chris and Nancy and had to put aside your grief to do the show. Some 'internet wrestling reporters' have insisted over the years that the real details of what happened at the Benoit house had started to come out before airtime, that you and Vince and a few others were 'in the loop' by airtime, but there was no time to change the 'tribute' show. Any truth to this? Were you told at some point while you were on the air about the news reports that were simultaneously coming out? I can't imagine hosting a live tribute show and then finding out two hours into it or something that the person being paid tribute to is being accused of murder. I know you haven't talked much about what was going on behind the scenes at RAW that night. but regardless I'm sure that would have to rank among the more difficult shows you ever had to do in your career since you knew Chris and Nancy and had to put aside your grief to do the show.

J.R.'s Answer: 'Some internet wrestling gurus' oftentimes are misinformed. I was unaware of all the details of what occurred at the Benoit home for days. We knew that they were all dead but info was sketchy and I honestly can't recall the time line that it came in. Unlike some obsessed media types, some of us have a life and deal with these close to hone tragedies different than others.


It seems like its been longer than 4 years ...

I don't know why people don't just let this situation rest ...

I doubt they had offical full details when the tribute show went on. I'm glad it aired 2 because it was a really great show. I'm sure it was a dificult night for everyone in the back ...

RIP Chirs, Nancy and Daniel ...

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Originally posted by MegaManXXV MegaManXXV wrote:

I don't know why people don't just let this situation rest ...

If you want the situation to rest then why post this article then? Tongue

But as far as the tribute show goes; I believe Jim Ross when he says the details of the murder didn't come out yet. While there's many wrestling deaths the WWE ignores, whenever they have a current WWE Superstar die they have a greater push and tendency to do a tribute show; mostly because of how many people in the locker room knew him and were effected by his death. 

Even though many were upset (especially before they knew the details of the murder) I do believe the WWE performers would have been professional enough to put on a regular show that Monday night for Raw. The WWF finished the Over The Edge pay per view after they found out Owen Hart died. I'm not comparing Owen Hart and Chris Benoit as people; just making a comparison that both were examples of a current WWF/E Superstar suddenly passing away and thus having an effect on the WWE locker room. 

I look at the days and weeks following the double murder/suicide as a time when the mainstream media dragged the entire wrestling world through the mud (when they would barely cover it nor talk about professional wrestling beforehand). 

If there's one thing the Benoit tragedy made us aware of it's the effect of head shots and concussions on people; which I do believe had a greater effect on Benoit's psyche than steroids. 

 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MegaManXXV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/June/2011 at 07:33
I mean, I just don't understand why asking JR something that like was relevant?

Wtf does it matter 2 this guy? Just another asshole thinking he's asking an important question ...

Its obvious that had the details been made available, there's no way a show like that would have aired. Absolutley no way. I don't think Vince would have risked it had he knew. And I totally agree, I think the locker room would have been professional enough 2 handle Monday as usual ...

But like I said, I'm glad they did it tho. He was a great wrestler and should have been recognized for his talent after his departure from this life. Frankly, I think they should have done something for Umaga, but that's for another thread ... and I know, he didn't kill anybody ...

But Benoit could help it. Wrestling and taking bumps for so long really did something wrong 2 his brain. I'm sure taking what he was taking wasn't helping things any but however you look @ it, it was a fucked up situation ..

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Chris Benoit is one of my all-time favorite wrestlers. The guy had amazing wrestling ability, great intensity, great psychology, and he wasn't a bad talker nor did he need to be because he did his talking in the ring. There are so many great matches and so many great moments that he has had during his near 20 year career. Sadly, none of these matches and moments will ever be recognized by WWE again. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kondor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/July/2011 at 10:05
But Jerichofan95, when you watch a Benoit match, do you see him any different? No matter how much you enjoy his wrestling and ring psychology, do you think in the back of your mind to yourself, "This guy is a scumbag he murdered his wife and kid?"

I have to say, even when I see a old clip of Woman (the future Nancy Benoit) appearance in ECW I think to myself, "Tragic how her life would end being strangled by Chris Benoit." 

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I do see Benoit differently I can't watch a match without thinking could this bump be the thing that started to push him to do what he did.
 
Benoit will always be one of the best wrestlers going around I wish what happened had never happened, I also wish he had more than one reign as world heavyweight champion and it was real good his last one was overshadowed by Triple H.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Willy1225 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/July/2011 at 17:16
TBH, I dont have really any problems watching a Benoit match.
 
I tend to differentiate between Chris Benoit the wrestler who one time wrestled 7 matches (falls) in 3 days. 5 matches at Judgement Day 2001 (3 falls with Angle and 2 in tag team turmoil), an epic tag match the next night on Raw against the two man power trip and then the 4 team TLC match the next day at the Smackdown taping.
 
As opposed to Chris Benoit the man who had a destroyed brain by the time he did such horrible things to his wife and son before killing himself.
 
I'll probably get some hate for saying this (I really got alot of hate on youtube for this) but thats how I feel.
 
I do however have problems when looking at footage involving his wife Nancy aka Woman


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Originally posted by Kondor Kondor wrote:

But Jerichofan95, when you watch a Benoit match, do you see him any different? No matter how much you enjoy his wrestling and ring psychology, do you think in the back of your mind to yourself, "This guy is a scumbag he murdered his wife and kid?"

I have to say, even when I see a old clip of Woman (the future Nancy Benoit) appearance in ECW I think to myself, "Tragic how her life would end being strangled by Chris Benoit." 


I agree fully man ..

While I love the guy and think he was a great talent, whenever I see him ANYWHERE .. I always think back 2 what happened and can't help but feel a little sick. I don't necisarly think of "He killed his wife and son", I just think of the whole situation and how fucked up it was. Its definitly a black cloud over his legacy and I don't think there's anyone who doesn't associate Benoit with that day.

I always say tho "At least he put bibles next 2 them" ...

But then I think, "If he was concious enough 2 do that, how much of HIM was really killing his family?" ....

I think I need 2 stop thinking ...

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Quote Nick passed on an article by Comingsoon.net confirming plans by SRG Films to adapt the book "Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry" by Matthew Randazzo into a big-screen biopic titled "Crossface."

The official press release states the following.

"Crossface", a biographical thriller, delves into the pressures WWE superstar Chris Benoit faced throughout his wrestling career as the combination of drug-use, depression, and head trauma became increasingly impossible for him to handle. The true story made headline news in 2007 when Chris murdered his wife and young son before taking his own life.

SRG Films head Dale Alexander Carnegie is producing the film, while William Morris Endeavor (WME) is on board to package the project. Former Weinstein Company staffer, Sarah Coulter, turned in the first draft of the script in mid-October.

"All of us grow up believing that wrestling is fake, but looking at the shocking number of deaths in the industry, it quickly becomes evident that there is nothing fake about the dangers of this sport," Carnegie said. "Chris Benoit has become a poster child for everything that's wrong with professional wrestling and Sarah's terrific script captures his struggles and the many factors that led to the deaths of three people."

Coulter added: "People immediately point to steroids, never thinking about the brain trauma these wrestlers can, and do, incur in their profession, nor do they consider the rigorous schedule that keeps them working even when they shouldn t be. The Benoit story is one that needs to be brought into the light.:


No matter what people think about Benoit, and what lead to what happened, it could certainly make interesting viewing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HBKDX97 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/December/2011 at 21:07
I just want to know if they're planning on having someone play Chris in this (aka if this is a "Based on a True Story" move) or if its strictly a biographical thing.
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