The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Dark Side of the Ring: Chris Benoit, Part Two Up on YouTube



Vice has uploaded part two of the two part season premiere of its wrestling documentary series Dark Side of the Ring. Its subject is Chris Benoit, who murdered his wife and 7 year old son before committing suicide in 2007.

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Some takeaways from part two:


  • Former WWE executive and commentator Jim Ross said the WWE thought what they did was right but should have waited before doing a tribute to Benoit, saying "shame on us, I guess." WWE employees were ordered to never speak of Benoit again and they erased him from the archives.

  • Nancy Benoit's sister confronted Jim Ross at Nancy and Daniel's funeral, saying he wasn't welcomed there. She also says the WWE abandoned the family after the murders, and Benoit's other son says the only WWE members who contacted him was Chris Jericho and Chavo Guerrero.

  • Benoit's journals revealed a man losing his mind, at one point writing in letters to his late best friend Eddie Guerrero that he would be with him soon. Jericho says he thinks Benoit's fate was sealed once Eddie died, Benoit wasn't interested in living without Eddie.



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