Just the very mention of the name Chris Benoit can send shivers down your spine as people who aren’t even wrestling fans know what he did to his family and himself on that fateful day in 2007.
Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, his 7-year-old son, Daniel, before hanging himself and commiting suicide.
The late WWE Superstar will now be featured in the upcoming season of Dark Side of the Ring where the 2-hour episode will talk about the tragic story. Former WWE Superstar and current AEW star Chris Jericho will narrate it.
“The first season of Dark Side of the Ring was a massive hit,” Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE Television, said in a press release. “These powerful stories transcend wrestling fandom and resonate with both fans of the sport and newcomers who were captivated by this incredible storytelling. “We rise to the challenge and do not shy away from the truth. I am proud and excited to continue telling these courageous stories in season two.”
“As lifelong fans, we have always been fascinated by the behind-the-scenes, human stories of the world of professional wrestling,” executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener said. “For our second season, we’re going even deeper into its secretive past. Many wrestlers and family members we interviewed have never spoken out before. Our series seeks to help bring closure to their stories.”
Sandra Toffolini, Nancy Benoit’s sister, is also featured in the documentary.
“That definitely was not him,” she said. “He’s still my hero. I think I do, someday want to forgive him… it’s not today.”
A 3-hour tribute for Benoit was done by the WWE upon learning of his death, but they would find out the grizzly details hours later and regret they ever did it.
“Last night on Monday Night Raw the WWE presented a tribute show recognizing the career of Chris Benoit, he said per CNBC. “However, 26 hours later, the facts of this horrific tragedy are now apparent. Therefore, other than my comments there will be no mention of Mr. Benoit’s name tonight. On the contrary, tonight’s show will be dedicated to everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident. This evening, marks the first step of the healing process. Tonight, WWE performers will do what they do better than anyone else in the world — entertain you.”
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