Friday, June 29, 2007

The Morning After on TSE - 6.29.2007

Things just keep getting weirder and weirder in the Chris Benoit story. If that's possible. Since the last post, they've confirmed that Benoit likely strangled his wife on Saturday, smothered his son on Sunday, placed Bibles by both of the bodies, which were in different rooms, before hanging himself sometime on Monday. The bodies were discovered by authorities on Monday afternoon.

Here's where it gets interesting.

Benoit's Wikipedia entry was altered early Monday to say that the wrestler had missed a match two days earlier because of his wife's death.

A Wikipedia official, Cary Bass, said Thursday that the entry was made by someone using an Internet protocol address registered in Stamford, Conn., where World Wrestling Entertainment is based.

Ummm... What? Never mind the fact that the Wikipedia entry was altered. That's weird, yes, but the fucked up part is in graph 2. The IP used to change the entry was registered in the home of the WWE. The obvious conspiracy theorist would say that the WWE planned the entire thing as a publicity stunt. But even Vincent Kennedy McMahon isn't that evil, right? I think that someone got one of the text messages from Benoit that said more than any other text of the several he sent. I doubt very much that that person will ever come forward.

Obviously, the WWE is on full damage control, their attorneys scrambling to answer questions and sending most of them to the authorities. Regardless, when I said earlier that I hoped this thing didn't get any uglier (I have edited the post since) I could never have expected this. Whether or not the Wikipedia thing has any more substance is up for argument. But an incredibly ugly situation just got uglier. I get the feeling that we're going to be hearing an even uglier side once toxicology reports are back in a few weeks.

1 comment:

Joe Table Blew It said...

Ugly. Just utterly ugly. That's just really really ugly. This story has no alibi, it's that ugly.