I heard the news yesterday on UNLOADED. Ricardo posted about Chris Benoit's death. At the time, he was unsure if Chris was the one who did it. As shocked as I was, I hoped that he wasn't the culprit, that some Cho Seung-Hui type madman committed the dirty deed.
Well guess what?
Chris was that Cho Seung-Hui type madman.
I'm not much of a wrestling fan, much less a Chris Benoit fan, but a murder like this would shock anyone. In fact, a wrestling death hasn't touched me this much since Owen Hart's. There's a painful irony in all of this. Not long before, Vince McMahon faked his own death (in another of his publicity stunts). And now, an actual death in the wrestling arena. Only God knows what kind of demons had possessed to do such as terrible deed. He must've been suffering some sort of mental distress, but given the "invincible" image wrestlers are supposed to portray, I think he felt pressured not to seek help, as that would damage his image.
The media has been trying to sensationalize this story, trying to attribute it to "'roid rage." Not haemorroids. Steroids. Unbelievable! Still, modern media is all about the ratings. Though drugs he was taking probably influenced his actions, evidence suggests that the murder was premeditated. None of this is true of course. Despite all this, I can't bring myself to hate him. Instead I pity him. I just do.
It was sad, alright.. You were right on a lot of things.. I also agree that even the news media are after sensational stories to keep tha ratings up. It's a business, after all.. let's just hope that all those affected by the incident will be able to recover as soon as possible
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