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Srg Films Sets True Life Wrestling Tale ‘Crossface’ Into Motion

  • The Film Stage
Professional wrestling is no stranger to controversy and tragedy, but on June 24th, 2007, the industry was shaken to its very core in an unimaginable way, when WWE star Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy Sullivan, and their seven year old son, Daniel Benoit, were found dead inside their Fayetteville, Georgia home. The WWE responded with a three-hour tribute to their fallen comrade that night on their flagship show Monday Night Raw, but, not even 24 hours later, the sickening truth was revealed: Over that weekend, Chris had strangled both Nancy and Daniel to death before finally taking his own life.

This tragedy set off a firestorm against professional wrestling, leading to endless discussions about the effects of concussions and the rampant steroid use in the industry. Even almost five years later, it remains one of the definitive moments in the history of professional wrestling, and the dark cloud still looms over the industry.
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