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Sept. 9, 2021

The Chris Benoit Double-Murder Suicide | Bonus Episode feat. John Consignado & Ben Davies


In this very special bonus episode of British Murders, I am joined by John from the 'Reddit On Wiki' podcast and my lifelong friend Dav as we discuss the double-murder suicide case of former WWE wrestler Chris Benoit.⁣

Over a three-day period from June 22 to 24, 2007, the former two-time world champion killed his wife Nancy Benoit and their 7-year-old son, Daniel, before finally hanging himself.⁣

Benoit was booked to become ECW Champion at WWE’s Vengeance: Night of Champions pay-per-view on Sunday, June 24, 2007, but he no-showed the event.⁣

On Monday, June 25, 2007, WWE cancelled their scheduled three-hour-long live Raw TV show and replaced it with a tribute to Chris Benoit's life and career.⁣

On Tuesday, June 26, 2007, after details of the murder-suicide became available, the company aired a recorded statement before its ECW broadcast advising that Benoit’s name would not be mentioned again.⁣

Except for his results and listings in WWE's title history, the WWE website has removed all past mentions of Benoit, including his biography and the video tribute comments made by his fellow wrestlers.⁣

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
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My recording equipment:
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

Recorded in:
Zencastr

Edited in:
Audacity

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:

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Coulson, J. (2020, March 27). Why The Diving Headbutt Should Be Outlawed From Wrestling. TheSportster. https://www.thesportster.com/wrestling/diving-headbutt-outlawed-banned-wrestling/

di Giacomo, D. (n.d.). Chris Benoit. Find a Grave. Retrieved August 19, 2021, from https://nl.findagrave.com/memorial/20095908/chris-benoit

Hodge, M. (2021, April 10). MAKING A MURDERER Phillip Adams – Horror CTE brain disease blamed for slew of shootings by stars as concussions ‘turned them into killers.’ The Sun. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14609019/cte-murders-nfl-stars-brain-disease/

Husney, E. (Writer), Schultz, M. (Writer). & Eisener, J. (Director). (2020, March 24). Benoit - Part One (Season 2, Episode 1) [TV Episode]. In V. Case, J. Eisener, C. Grosso, E. Husney, N. Prasad, C. Whyte (Executive Producers), Dark Side of the Ring. Vice Studio Canada.

Husney, E. (Writer), Schultz, M. (Writer). & Eisener, J. (Director). (2020, March 24). Benoit - Part Two (Season 2, Episode 2) [TV Episode]. In V. Case, J. Eisener, E. Husney, N. Prasad (Executive Producers), Dark Side of the Ring. Vice Studio Canada.

Nancy Benoit. (2021, February 14). Wikii. https://www.wikii.org/en/wiki/athlete/nancy-benoit-21840

Pro Wrestling Wiki. (n.d.). Chris Benoit double murder-suicide. Retrieved August 19, 2021, from https://prowrestling.fandom.com/wiki/Chris_Benoit_double_murder-suicide

R. (2015, March 1). Eddie Guerrero Death. Wrestler Deaths. https://wrestlerdeaths.com/eddie-guerrero-death/

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Tempest. (2020, March 27). Ten Things We Learned From Dark Side Of The Ring: Chris Benoit. WrestleTalk. https://wrestletalk.com/news/ten-things-we-learned-from-dark-side-of-the-ring-chris-benoit/

Toplack, C. (2021, July 8). The Diving Headbutt: A Cautionary Tale. The Signature Spot. https://www.thesignaturespot.com/articles/2020/7/30/the-diving-headbutt-a-cautionary-tale

Wesley Snipes, L. (2017, June 19). 10 Years Later: 15 Facts In The Chris Benoit Murder Case That Still Shock Us. TheRichest. https://www.therichest.com/shocking/10-years-later-15-facts-in-the-chris-benoit-murder-case-that-still-shock-us/

Wikipedia contributors. (2021a, August 3). Nancy Benoit. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Benoit

Wikipedia contributors. (2021b, August 15). Chris Benoit. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Benoit

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John Consignado

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John is an Air Force Veteran who co-hosts both 'Reddit on Wiki' and 'The Dumb, Found Dead' podcasts.