Chris Benoit

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Benoit Suffered 'Striking' Levels of Brain Damage

Suicidal wrestler had injuries of an elderly Alzheimer's patient

(Newser) - Brain damage may have led pro wrestler Chris Benoit to kill his wife, their son, and himself, a neurosurgeon said today, calling the injuries “striking and maybe shocking.” Tests performed on the WWE performer’s brain showed “dead brain cells,” Julian Bailes told ABC, and the... More »

Wrestling Stars Smacked Down for Steroid Use

10 suspended after they're named in doping investigation

(Newser) - Some top stars of World Wrestling Entertainment are being taken to the mat after a New York district attorney uncovered steroid use by over a dozen wrestlers. The list of athletes, obtained by the New York Daily News, includes big names like Randy Orton, Robert “Booker T” Huffman and... More »

WWE Wrestles With Drugs, Lifestyle

Untimely deaths, widespread abuse appear to be linked

(Newser) - Chris Benoit's murder-suicide last June spotlighted the disproportionate number of early deaths among professional wrestlers; one activist has counted more than 60 dead before reaching 50 over the past 10 years. And a taxing, drug-addled lifestyle plays a big role. More »

Killer Wrestler on Steroids, Family Sedated

Benoit's testosterone level was 10 times normal level

(Newser) - Wrestling star Chris Benoit's testosterone level was 10 times the normal level when he killed his wife, his young son and himself last month, a Georgia medical examiner has determined. Benoit's wife and son were also apparently sedated with prescription medication. Benoit had taken a cocktail of anabolic steroids, the... More »

Benoit Bought 'Excessive' Steroids

Doctor gave wrestler 10 times normal dose, feds charge

(Newser) - Over the last year Chris Benoit's doctor was prescribing the wrestler a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids every three or four weeks, the DEA said in court papers made public today. The steroids, which can cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts, may have been a factor in the murder of... More »

Wiki Twist in Benoit Horror

Wrestler's Wikipedia page was altered hours before police found family's bodies

(Newser) - In a disturbing twist, police report that Wikipedia contributors in the U.S. and Australia made note of the death of wrestler Chris Benoit's wife 14 hours before her body, Benoit's, and their son's had been discovered. The first edit stated Benoit missed an event "due to personal issues,... More »

Wrestler and Family Killed in Murder-Suicide

Bodies of wife and young son found in dead champion's home

(Newser) - A professional wrestler was found dead yesterday with his wife and 7-year old son in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. Investigators believe Chris Benoit, 40, killed his family over the weekend in their secluded Georgia home before committing suicide yesterday. A neighbor alerted police, who discovered the bodies in... More »

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