At the time of his heinous crime, Chris Benoit was likely under the influence of both steroids and alcohol. Enter your email address to support this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. He killed his wife Nancy Benoit and their seven-year-old son Daniel before taking his own life at their home in Fayetteville, Georgia. He worked with some the greatest performers ever such as: Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Shawn Michaels, and many more. His father was a well-known and respected professional wrestler for over 20 years.

David said he loves AEW (All Elite Wrestling), the work they do in that promotion and feels that the superstars are taking care of. Benoit became good friends with fellow wrestler Eddie Guerrero following a match in Japan, when Benoit kicked Guerrero in the head and knocked him out cold. In a tragic incident in 2007, Chris Benoit over a three-day period between June 22 and 24, 2007, murdered his family. Chris Benoit was always deeply private by his own request, and the wrestling community at large helped him in this desire by under reporting his problems with his wife to an intense degree.

Because of this WWE does not plan on mentioning his name. Therefore, the WWE has yet to mention Benoit since this tragedy. After wrestling training, he plans on going to AEW. He was Nancy's only child, as she had no children with her ex-husbands Jim Daus and Kevin Sullivan . All sports are taking care of athletes better now. On June 22, 2007, Benoit murdered his wife of 17 years, Nancy, then killed their 7-year-old son, Daniel the next morning. Chris Benoit’s oldest son David, now 27, spoke on his father’s actions as he was unable to finish his finals in school that year. Chris Benoit is a legend in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, though he wrestled all over the world and was a super star in The United States. David stated that his dad changed all of sports, and that’s probable one good thing that can come out of that.

Chris was one of the greatest technical wrestlers ever.

He wants to wear his father’s ring attire as well as have his father’s theme music. Most importantly, Chris was one of the most intense and one of the most passionate wrestlers ever. Few fans knew about Nancy’s divorce attempt until years after the crime, and the few friends that had knowledge of it kept it quiet. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. The couple also had a daughter, Megan. Maybe Chris legacy is tarnished forever, but in ways it will live on through his eldest son David Benoit. This started a friendship that lasted even after Guerrero's death in late 2005, in which Benoit had written diary entries to him just ten days after his passing. Benoit held the WCW Tag Team title and Television title. Megan Benoit (@mbenoit_) • Instagram photos and videos, Megan Benoit - Phone, Address, Background info | Whitepages. Online, Chris Benoit's son David opens up about father's murder-suicide, Chris Benoit double-murder and suicide - Wikipedia. The son of the late wrestler feels that his father’s legacy is clearly important to him. Through his father's first marriage, he had a half-sister named Megan and a half-brother named David. A copy of the document was given to me by Chris’s father, Michael Benoit. Chris Benoit's professional wrestling colleagues were among the mourners today at a memorial service for his wife and their 7-year-old son. As a matter of fact, David referred to his father as the greatest of all-time multiple times in the interview. Benoit has a close relationship with Chris Jericho, a former friend of his father’s and David has attended a couple of AEW Pay Per Views. David plans on becoming a professional wrestler like his dad. In a recent interview, David brought up the conversation and research about CTE prompted by his father’s murder-suicide. However, that left David Benoit and Megan Benoit, fatherless. David Benoit: Following His Fathers Footsteps, Pat Pecora: Winningest Wrestling Coach in NCAA History. He was considered for the role of the Wolverine in X-Men (one of his nick names). David would like to wrestle under the name, Chris Benoit Jr. He was the only child born to Daniel and Nancy Benoit. However, that left David Benoit and Megan Benoit, fatherless. David is the oldest son from Chris Benoit's first marriage to Martina Benoit.