Second Anniversary Of Benoit Tragedy And Why It’s Important

Matt Boone

Irvin Muchnick sent along the following:

Second anniversary of Benoit tragedy slams shut another door on reform

The second anniversary of the weekend that will live in infamy — June 22-24, 2007, when Chris Benoit strangled his wife Nancy with a cable TV cord, snapped their son Daniel’s neck with a variation of the Crippler Crossface, and hung himself from a basement weight-training machine — approaches.

Under Georgia law, the families must file wrongful-death civil lawsuits within two years of the crime. There is no indication that either the Benoits or the Toffolonis will do so. And if that proves out, the window will slam shut on perhaps the last best chance for information that could drive reforms in the regulation of pro wrestling health and safety standards.

FULL TEXT at SLAM! Wrestling:

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/GuestColumn/2009/06/08/9715336.html

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