Friday, June 29, 2007

Well, the whole world seems to be interested in the gruesome details of the demise of one of the best wrestlers that the WWE ever showcased. To call this a tragedy is an understatement. Benoit was one of the last of his kind, a true professional wrestler without ego or a closet filled with "demons" which he had to constantly battle. ("Demons" is a WWE term used to mean anything from spousal abuse to drug addiction)

What makes me upset about the whole thing is that Vince coming out of the whole "Mr. McMahon is dead" angle to pay tribute to this man one night and the following night is claiming that Benoit was a monster. I'm not saying that Benoit should be praised for such a terrible act, however it's just typical of the WWE to turn their back on a situation the second that steroids come into the picture.

I didn't think that this would ever turn into a wrestling death blog, but it seems to be going that way. I'm a little shook up over all this and it truly saddens me the way 95% of these wrestlers meet their own demise. It's a hard gritty lifestyle that many don't survive. And all for what? This traveling circus act that barely pays (if you're lucky) to entertain monsters such as myself who consume and spit out?

Although, at the same time, how many lives were saved because of their involvement in wrestling? New Jack, I'm looking at you. You too Stone Cold.


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