It’s been almost 13 years and still, the WWE Universe is yet to come to terms with the circumstances that surrounded the death of Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy and their young son Daniel. Back in 2007, Benoit was scheduled to appear at the Night of Champions pay-per-view but when he didn’t appear, WWE sent someone to check his house and found the bodies of the three family members.
Ahead of his death, Benoit sent a number of text messages to wrestlers on WWE’s roster which later seemed strange when it became clear that he was the one behind the deaths. The deaths were all later ruled as a result of “roid rage.”
Benoit left behind a son with his first wife called David who now wants to step into a wrestling career himself and follow in his father’s footsteps. David recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet where he commented on the circumstances surrounding his father’s death.
“Conspiracy theories are just a joke, Kevin Sullivan didn’t do anything, you know? We looked into that and never had the police look into him, so yeah. I didn’t want to believe it. I thought someone broke into the house or some s— and did it, but apparently there was a scuffle at the door. That’s what I heard.”
“I thought it was a joke when I first found out, I was in Edmonton doing a fundraising thing with my sister. My mom got a call from RCMP telling her to come down (to Georgia). My mom told me. My grandfather (Chris’ father) went down (to Georgia). He was in control of it. My mom couldn’t do it because she had to take care of me and my sister. He was in control of the estate and the lawyers.”
“I punched a cop, I punched him right in the chest. I thought it was a joke, I really did. I just didn’t believe it, bro. I think the day it really hit me was at his funeral, that was a hard day. I laid him to rest,”
David also later stated that he believes that his father will go into the WWE Hall of Fame one day.