Obviously, in the world of professional wrestling, strange and bizzare things have a tendency to occur... but htis is too much. Former world champ Chris Benoit was found dead with his family, and police are saying that it was a murder-suicide, that Benoit killed his wife, his son, and then hanged himself. It leaves you with more questions that answers, first and foremost as to why would someone do such a thing. We may never know. There was no suicide note.
Tragic, but unfortunately fits the pattern of young wrestlers dying before their time... Eddie Guerrero, Owen Hart, Curt Henning, Brian Pillman, and others. However, the circumstances surrounding Benoit's death will make this one especially ominous in both the wrestling world and the public sphere. Benoit won't be remembered as a fearless performer, or as gifted athlete, or as one of the toughest, most imposing guys in the business. He'll be remembered as a murderer. Plain and simple.
Based on these damaging revelations surrounding Benoit's death, WWE has gone into full-on defense mode, pulling all of Benoit's tributes, posting a detailed timeline of WWE's knowledge of the events, and detailing several reasons why this couldn't have been a "roid rage" event (still a touchy subject for WWE, obviously). The lawyers and PR types will definitely be busy with this one, as Vince McMahon tries to deflect another tragedy.