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Planetman
09-14-2007, 02:51 PM
Benoit Diary Shows Thoughts of Death
Chris Benoit Wrote Heartfelt Notes to Close Friend Eddie Guerrero, Who Died of an Enlarged Heart

ATLANTA, Sept. 14, 2007

The diary of wrestler Chris Benoit may provide details about his mental state before he killed his wife and son and then himself, an Atlanta television station reported.

ABC news affiliate WSB-TV says the attorney of Benoit's father believes the wrestler's writings show signs of dementia and depression. The attorney provided the television station with copies of the journal.

The handwritten entries are addressed to a close friend of Benoit's, wrestler Eddie Guerrero, who died in 2005 of an enlarged heart.

Lawyer Carry Ichter says Benoit was "upset, very upset" about Guerrero's death. Benoit writes how much he loved Guerrero and what good friends they were.

Ichter notes that at one point Benoit wrote, "I will be with you soon." It appears that Benoit were having thoughts about his own mortality, Ichter said.

The station says the entries also note Benoit's love and admiration for his wife and son, Daniel.

Ichter knew Benoit for years and is now representing his father in the legal process to decide who is heir to Benoit's estate -- his children from a previous marriage or his wife's family. The couple left no will.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3602311&page=1

crazycoffey
09-14-2007, 03:45 PM
writing to dead friends = possibly theraputic behaviour
telling them you'll see them soon = big problem.

chasedude
09-14-2007, 03:55 PM
I read an article about the tests they did on his brain. Finding out it looked like a brain of an Alzheimer's patient. They think this may have contributed to his violent rages.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14047066/detail.html

Cochise
09-14-2007, 04:40 PM
I read an article about the tests they did on his brain. Finding out it looked like a brain of an Alzheimer's patient. They think this may have contributed to his violent rages.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14047066/detail.html

Yeah, I heard the same thing on some news report, that basically he'd done so many drugs that he had the brain of an 85 year old man.

dj56dt58
09-14-2007, 04:45 PM
Yeah, I heard the same thing on some news report, that basically he'd done so many drugs that he had the brain of an 85 year old man.
which is hard to believe when u watch his matches and see all the shit that he had to memorize...

Mecca
09-14-2007, 05:09 PM
Yeah, I heard the same thing on some news report, that basically he'd done so many drugs that he had the brain of an 85 year old man.

Uh it wasn't from drugs, it was from concussions......

Reaper16
09-14-2007, 05:10 PM
Yeah, I heard the same thing on some news report, that basically he'd done so many drugs that he had the brain of an 85 year old man.
:spock:
Concussions, man. It was from concussions. I know Mecca pointed that out right above me, but it bears repeating.

Cochise
09-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Sorry. Concussions. I was watching something else on TV when I wrote that, it musta leaked in.

Mecca
09-14-2007, 08:11 PM
Concussions are a big deal that even the NFL is trying to keep under wraps because in all honesty if you get a concussion you shouldn't be on a field or really doing anything for an evaluation period of about 2 months...not playing the next week.

That's why the NFL is trying to keep all that shit under wraps it would completely change the league around.

keg in kc
09-14-2007, 08:14 PM
I heard Lance Storm interviewed by Alvarez yesterday, and I could swear he said he'd (Storm, not Benoit) had something like 22 concussions over the course of his career.

He also pointed out something I thought was valid: some of the responsibility lies with fans. He says he still gets angry emails from old ECW fans who still bitch about soft chair shots he gave Dreamer at One Night Stand ten years ago

Mecca
09-14-2007, 08:16 PM
Anyone who ever saw Lance swing a chair knew he was uncomfortable hitting someone with one.

keg in kc
09-14-2007, 08:33 PM
It just dawned on me: I wonder how many of the deaths lately are directly the result of the ECW years?

Everybody has their reticle on WWE (and rightfully so, they're the face of the industry right now) but how much can be traced to the 90s, not to mention the way WCW and now TNA have (not) handled drug use.

Mecca
09-14-2007, 08:42 PM
If you talk deaths in general the WWE is at like 33 WCW despite being gone for about 7 years now still leads at somewhere at 35 and ECW has like 23 which is a lot considering the short time it ran.

HolmeZz
09-14-2007, 09:29 PM
Andre Waters brain showed the same damage as Benoit's. It's a result of concussions. I'd guess the cases are a lot more widespread than we'd think.