More on the Chris Benoit tragedy today with random news and thoughts. The WWE and Vince McMahon remain in total denial about the steroid use because Vince has been seen by many as a big-time steroid user over the years right along beside his wrestlers, at least that’s the main word around the writer’s buffet table.
There have been 60 wrestlers age 45 years or younger to die since 1997. Benoit was 40. Sherri Martel died last week from an apparent drug overdose. Martel was an old lady in the business, she was 49.
The text message sent out by Chris Benoit was directed to Chavo Guerrero. It was about the open doors in the Benoit home and details about Benoit’s dogs. Reports:There were a total of 5 text messages, 2 from Chris Benoit’s cell phone and 3 from Nancy Sullivan Benoit’s phone. Sent one time-“The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open”. Sent four times-“My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215”.
Benoit’s 7 year-old son Daniel had Fragile X Syndrome which includes a number of symptoms such as forms of Autism, shyness, a slow body development and stunted growth. Neddle marks were found on Daniel’s arms where he had been injected with HGH(Human Growth Hormone).
Debra Marshall the former wife of both “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Steve “Mongo” McMichael has spoken out and says she saw “Stone Cold” Steve Austin using steroids. She says the wrestling industry is out of control. Stone Cold abused Debra. Marshall said,”I know what it feels like to have someone really big on top of you hitting you”. “I had him arrested for hitting me”. “I have a huge voice being that I was a wrestler, in it, abused and married to the top guy”.(Stone Cold Steve Austin) “I’m glad I’m still alive”. “I wish I had spoken up sooner”. “Steve was a major steroid user”.
One thing that has not been brought up in the recent discussions are the Chris Benoit concussions that he suffered over the years from the action that he was involved with inside the wrestling ring. Those concussions led to other drug use along with the steroids and sent Benoit into a very troubled life.
Benoit was one of my favorites because he was a small guy, not very tall, making it in a big man’s business. Benoit was intense and also a workaholic. He was very successful and made it the hard way, not having anything handed to him except for the steroids and they have proved to be his major downfall.
Benoit’s wife Nancy was married to WCW wrestler Kevin Sullivan and she also went by the names of Robin Green and Woman. As Woman, Nancy managed the tag-team of Doom, Ron Simmons and “Hacksaw” Butch Reed.
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