Chris Benoit.

Ex-WWE employee reveals disturbing new details about Chris Benoit's death

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It's been nine years now since the Chris Benoit murder-suicide shocked the wrestling community and the wider world as a whole. 

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion killed his wife and son, before eventually killing himself at the family's home in Georgia. 

Speaking legendary professional wrestling commentator Jim Ross on his podcast 'The Ross Report', former WWE personality and current ESPN broadcaster Jonathan Coachman spoke a bit about Benoit around the time of the death.


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According to Coachman, he was pretty good friends with Benoit before the wrestler's passing, and Coachman revealed that the Canadian superstar actually missed his wedding - which was one the same weekend as the murder-suicide - so he could take care of some "family matters".

"For me, what is so close to home, and I'm divorced now, so life is good, but that happened on the day I got married and him and I were friends," Coach said.

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"And (Benoit) called me the week before and said, 'hey, I can't make it. I've got some family things going on.'"

"I'm getting married and it's just a tough thing. It's a tough thing that those things happened on the same day."

Planned out?

Those quotes about Benoit are very hard to take in. This is just rumour-mongering, but did Benoit have it all planned out? 

He would've known about the wedding for at least a few months beforehand and told Coachman he wouldn't have been able to make it a week before it was due to take place.

That's a rabbit hole that no one wants to go down. 

What happened to Chris, Nancy and Daniel Benoit is a horrible, horrible tragedy that nobody in the wrestling world really likes to talk about all that much. It was such a dark time, harkening back to the death of Eddie Guerrero which was just as heart-breaking. 

The WWE still have Benoit almost completely scrubbed from their history books, and in all honesty, that's probably a good thing.

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