Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Chris Benoit

Wrestler Chris Benoit murdered his wife and child, and then hung himself.

It's a scary thing, because I used to watch wrestling, and Benoit wasn't one of the typical huge, lumbering wrestlers that you might think of. As a matter of fact, it's quite the opposite. His matches were interesting to watch because he wasn't just a kick and punch wrestler. He knew a variety of legitimate martial arts type holds, and he managed to make it all look real. Eventually, he overcame his lack of size to become one of the shortest champions in WWE history.

I was a fan.

And then you hear something like this. I just can't believe it happened, and it disgusts me. It just shows you never really know someone, be it an athlete or even someone you work with. Many of the wrestlers are stunned by this news, too.