ryan called me at the pizza/sub place i'm working at last night. it was around 7 or 8 i guess... he told me that Chris Benoit and his family were found dead in their home.
my first thought... i'll never see him wrestle in person. selfish, maybe. but like ryan said, there's nothing wrong with respecting the guy enough to want to see him wrestle--which is what i respect him for.
i've been checking wrestlezone.com this morning... a double-murder suicide. but we don't *know* who did it. Chris maybe - that's what's suspected at the moment. but based on what everyone says about him and what they said about him *before* he passed away... it doesn't seem to me that Chris had the maddness in him to do what's been done... to kill his seven year old son... his wife... himself. and just as he was about to become the ECW champion...
there are a lot of these tributes from WWE wrestlers, but CM Punk's was the most relevant to my initial reaction.
i told ryan last night that the news to me was disturbing. that's the word i chose for it.
...the world's perception of an individual changed overnight from one of the absolute best men in the wrestling industry to a potential murderer. how do you respect a man with the capacity to kill his own family?
and like ryan... i hope he didn't. i hope it wasn't him.