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Overview (5)

Born in Montreal, Québec, Canada
Died in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA  (suicide)
Birth NameChristopher Michael Benoit
Nicknames The Canadian Crippler
The Rabid Wolverine
The Pegasus Kid
Wild Pegasus
Toothless Aggression
Height 5' 11" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Christopher Michael Benoit is a Canadian wrestler who was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Michael and Margaret Benoit. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, from where he was billed throughout the bulk of his career. He had a sister living near Edmonton.

During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for numerous promotions including the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). Industry historian Dave Meltzer considered him "one of the top 10, maybe even the top 5, all-time greats".

Benoit held 22 championships between WWF/WWE, WCW, NJPW, and ECW. He was a two-time world champion, having been a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in WWE; he was booked to win a third world championship at a WWE event on the night of his death. Benoit was the twelfth WWE Triple Crown Champion and sixth WCW Triple Crown Champion, and the second of five men in history to achieve both the WWE and WCW Triple Crown Championships. He was also the 2004 Royal Rumble winner, joining Shawn Michaels as the only two men to win a Royal Rumble as the number one entrant. Benoit headlined multiple pay-per-views for WWE, including a victory in the World Heavyweight Championship main event match of WrestleMania XX in 2004.

Benoit murdered his wife and son on June 22, 2007, and hanged himself two days later. Research suggests depression and brain damage from numerous concussions are likely contributing factors leading to the crime.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Chris Benoit is a legend in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, though he wrestled all over the world and was a super star in The United States. Benoit held the WCW Tag Team title and Television title. He was considered for the role of the Wolverine in X-Men (one of his nick names). His life ended in a very sad way on June 25, 2007 when he killed his wife and their son, before committing suicide. Chris was 40 years old.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blogmonstermike.WordPress.com

Spouse (2)

Nancy Daus-Sullivan (23 November 2000 - 22 June 2007) ( her death) ( 1 child)
Martina Benoit (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (19)

Wrestling finisher move "The Swandive Headbutt"
Trademark move: Multiple German Suplexes (a chain of 3 or more German suplexes)
A missing upper tooth gave him the infamous nickname "Toothless Aggression," a parody of the famous WWE line "Ruthless Aggression."
Trademark move (as Pegasus Kid and Wild Pegasus): Top Rope Gutwrench Suplex
Trademark move (as Pegasus Kid and Wild Pegasus): Top Rope Diving Leg Drop
Trademark move: Dragon Suplex
Trademark move: Gutwrench Suplex
Trademark move: High Lift Belly-to-Back Suplex
Trademark move: Lariat
Trademark move: High Speed Powerbomb
Finishing move (as Pegasus Kid and Wild Pegasus): Second Rope Tombstone Piledriver
Finishing move: Crippler Crossface (Crossface hold)
Finishing move: Sharpshooter
Finishing move: Diving Headbutt
Trademark move: Rolling German Suplexes
Trademark move: Snap Suplex
Trademark move: Backhand Chop
Trademark move: Three Amigos (Combination of three vertical suplexes)
Intense wrestling style.

Trivia (67)

Nancy had their first child together on Febuary 25, 2000, a son named Daniel Christopher Benoit.
Held WCW TV Title a couple of times, WCW Tag Title a few times and recently won the US Heavyweight Title
Professional wrestler.
Because of how often he defended his WWF Intercontinental Title, Chris Benoit has been called the "fightingest" Interconinental Champion in WWF history.
Wrestled in Japan under a mask as The Pegasus Kid. After losing to Jushin "Thunder" Liger in a match, he unmasked himself as part of the stipulation. Shortly afterwards, he called himself Wild Pegasus.
Former member of the WCW Revolution.
Former member of WWF team "The Radicalz".
Underwent major neck surgery in July 2001 after a wrestling match with "X-Pac" where he suffered a botched "X-Factor."
Had a son David from a previous relationship, and a daughter Megan from his ex-wife.
Idolized the Dynamite Kid, Tommy Billington growing up.
When he began wrestling, he wrestled as "Dynamite" Chris Benoit, as a tribute to the Kid. He also began using the Diving Headbutt, one of the Kid's trademark moves.
Chris Benoit held the WCW World title for less than a day. Because he left, with three others, he was forced to forfeit the title.
Since then, Benoit has feuded with A-Train, Eddie Guerrero, and A-Train again. He is now on the brink of a big feud with Brock Lesnar, the current WWE Champion, and made him tap out to the Crippler Crossface at Survivor Series 2003, and again on a preceeding SmackDown.
He joined the WWF in January 2000, as a member of the Radicalz with Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko. He became the Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania 2000.
He 'won' the WWF Title on two occasions, once at Fully Loaded and once at Unforgiven 2000. However, both times the decision was over-ruled, and he is still yet to win the WWF/E title officially.
In June 2001, he suffered a severe neck injury that kept him out for exactly a year. He returned on a Raw in his hometown of Edmonton, and joined forces with Eddie Guerrero and Ric Flair.
Eddie and Benoit went to SmackDown in late 2002, where Benoit stayed ever since. He won the Tag Titles with Kurt Angle at No Mercy 2002, and wrestled in a MOTY contender against Angle at Royal Rumble 2003 for the WWE Title.
The second man to enter #1 and win the Royal Rumble (Shawn Michaels was the first), but now holds the record for being in a Rumble match the longest (over 61 minutes, former record holder was Ric Flair with almost one hour, while Shawn Michaels Rumble win was 48:37)
2004 WWE Royal Rumble Winner
Was defeated in the finals of the tournament to crown the first WCW Cruiserweight Champion
Trained by Stu Hart. Chris Benoit would work all week, then drive 185 miles south, from his Edmonton home, to Calgary, to the Hart House. After 6 months of the grueling training, Benoit made his debut for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling.
Notable Title Wins Include: Stampede International tag team titles (4); Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title (4); WWF/UWA World Light- Heavyweight title; Super J Cup Tournament winner; ECW World tag team titles; WCW TV title (3); WCW World tag team titles (3); WCW US title (2); WCW World Heavyweight title; WWF Intercontinental title (4); WWE Tag Team title; WWE World Heavywieght title; WWE World Tag Team titles
Became known as the Canadian Crippler after breaking the neck of extreme wrestler Terry Brunk a.k.a Sabu while wrestling for ECW.
His last name is pronounced French style as "ben-wah".
Played football in high school as defensive end.
Lost a tooth when he was pretending to wrestle with his dog as a kid. The dogs face hit him on the jaw, which knocked the tooth out. He never had a tooth inserted, because he though he would lose it again, when he started his wrestling-career.
In the WCW, he was a member of the last Four Horsemen along with Dean Malenko, Ric Flair and Steve McMichael.
Entrance music was 'Whatever' by Our Lady Peace.
Benoit feuded with Kevin Sullivan, resulting in many falls count anywhere matches.
Former WCW Tag Team Champion.
Former WCW Television Champion.
In the summer of 1995, Benoit received a WWE try out match against Owen Hart in Youngstown, OH, but was not offered a contract.
He made sports entertainment history at the 2005 SummerSlam, when he defeated Orlando Jordan for the US Championship in just 25.5 seconds - the fastest US Championship victory in the celebrated 20 year history of the prestigious title.
Won United States Champion-belt from Mr.Kennedy via Crippler Crossface in his Smackdown re-debut 2006.
Grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, Edmonton's suburb.
Was born in Montreal, Quebec before moving with family to Western Canada.
Considered for the part of Wolverine in "X-Men" (2000), pitted against Sabertooth, played by wrestler Tyler Mane.
A clip of Bret Hart applying his Sharpshooter finishing hold on Benoit appears in the opening credit sequence of every episode of Malcolm in the Middle.
In June 2007, Chris Benoit (I)', murdered his son, Daniel Christopher Benoit, and second wife, Nancy Daus-Sullivan, before committing suicide.
Defeated Kane to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. In another match, he and Edge failed their attempt to win back the World Tag Team Championship against La Resistance when they were disqualified [June 2004]
Defeated Orlando Jordan at Summerslam in 25 1/2 seconds to win the US title. [August 2005]
Won Royal Rumble, will face Triple H for the World Championship at Wrestlemania 20. [January 2004]
He is back wrestling in WWF (E). Just lost the IC title and is now wrestling on Smackdown. [September 2002]
Will be going on to be in the Main Event at WrestleMania XX after winning the 2004 Royal Rumble [January 2004]
Defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels in an Final Encounter Triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Title at the RAW pay per view Backlash in his home city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [April 2004]
Drafted to SmackDown! as the first draft pick of the 2005 WWE Draft. [June 2005]
Has been entered into the 2004 Royal Rumble match, although SmackDown GM Paul Heyman has forced him to enter at the dreaded number 1. Nevertheless, he is a favourite to win the match. [January 2004]
Defeated Triple H in a 1 hour "Iron Man" match (with the help of Eugene). [July 2004]
Will defend his championship against another Evolution member Randy Orton at Summerslam 2004 August 15th in his home country at The Air Centre in Toronto. [August 2004]
Is scheduled to face Orlando Jordan at Summerslam for the US title. [August 2005]
Is still wrestling on WWE SmackDown!, being one of the top superstars today. [January 2004]
Has just left Smackdown. He is now wrestling on Raw! [January 2004]
Still Heavyweight Champion. Will face Kane at Bad Blood for the Heavyweight Championship. [May 2004]
Lost the World Heavyweight Champsionship to Randy Orton at Summerslam 2004 when Orton hit Benoit with the RKO. [August 2004]
Will defend his U.S. Title against Orlando Jordan on the first episode of Friday Night Smackdown. [September 2005]
Defeated Triple H at Vengeance 2004 (with help from Eugene) to retain the World Heavyweight Championship and defeated Triple H once again in a 60- Minute Iron Man Match on RAW (7/26/2004) with the help of Eugene once again. [July 2004]
Beat Chavo Guerrerro to retain his United States Championship at Armageddon. [December 2006]
Won the World Heavyweight Championship in the Main Event of WrestleMania XX (a Triple Threat Match) when he forced HHH to submit to the Crippler Crossface. [March 2004]
Shared his birthday with his wife Nancy.
After his death an autopsy showed he had the brain capability of an eighty five year old man with dementia.
Was said to be a very private man. But the select few that knew him were best friends with him.
Was always very happy and excited to hear about a fellow wrestler's family.
Since his death, WWE has done all they can to distance him from anything he was ever a part of, ultimately pretending he never existed. His name appears in title and match histories and he has a very brief sector in the WWE Encyclopedia.
Was seriously considering returning from WWE and opening up his own wrestling school in Atlanta. Shirt and logo prototypes were even made.
Some former fellow wrestlers such as John Cena and John Henigan can't watch a Chris Benoit match.
Was set to win the vacant ECW Championship from CM Punk at Vengeance 2007. Unfortunately, that was the night he committed suicide and Johnny Nitro took his place.
When his family's bodies were found, WWE canceled the Mr. McMahon tribute show and his entire death story-line, refunded tickets, and had a tribute show for Chris Benoit. Many matches of Benoit from WWE and WCW were shown while his colleagues praised him. The next night on ECW, Vince McMahon stated that with newfound evidence, there would no longer be any mention of Chris Benoit's name again. Countries that get weekly delays were presented with a feature of John Cena's best matches. On the WWE Network, Benoit's tribute show is the sole episode of RAW that is not available.

Personal Quotes (2)

I am the greatest technical wrestler in the history of the WWF!
Prove me wrong!

Salary (1)

WCW Monday Nitro (1995) $550,000 (a year)

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