Big Benoit Update: What The Text Messages Said, More

Ryan Clark

There were apparently some warning signs that something was wrong with Benoit.

Sources close to Nancy are reporting that she had a safety deposit box with evidence of past rages and that authorities should check the box if anything ever happened to her.

One of the text messages sent by Chris Benoit early Sunday morning said “back door open, dogs have been fed”, referring to the sliding glass doors in the back of his home. No one was quite sure what to make of it, but he wasn’t reachable afterward for clarification.

ABCNews.com’s headline story has been updated with the following: “Her hands were bound together, her feet were bound together, and there was a little blood over her face,” District Attorney Scott Ballard told ABC News in an interview after the press conference. “The medical examiner found bruising on the small of her back and bruising on the front of her body consistent with being crushed up against the floor.”

CBS News has obtained a copy of the 2003 restraining order filed by Nancy Benoit against her husband Chris Benoit. In the protective order, Nancy alleges that the wrestler committed â<80><9c>acts of violence,â<80> and that she feared for the safety of herself and her son Daniel.

Apparently Bubba The Love Sponge broke the Chris Benoit story on Monday. He was able to get confirmation of the story from Andrew â<80><9c>Testâ<80> Martin. Bubba was unable to contact his good friend Hulk Hogan for confirmation.

Brian Lawler will be a guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tonight at 10pm ET.

– Press Release: Like practically everyone who’s a fan of wrestling, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the Benoit family tragedy. Just three short months ago, Chris Benoit was sitting across from me in my studio here at WDFN talking about Wrestlemania 23 and more. In addition to adding tributes to the Wrestling Elite web page at wdfn.com, I’ve re-posted the Benoit interview from March 29th on the podcast page for anyone who missed it. Scroll down to the section titled “WDFN Bits” on the podcast page to find the interview. Take care and thanks for your time. http://www.wdfn.com/cc-common/podcast.html

Interesting to see that Chris Benoit’s profile on ECW’s page has already been removed. During Eddie Guerrero’s death, his profile remained on Smackdown for several months after his death. Seems like the WWE is trying to distance themselves from Chris.

WWEShop.com has removed all traces of Chris Benoit from the site. Chris Benoit’s name has been removed from the Superstars section, as well as all his merchandise. The WrestleMania 23 DVD no longer lists his match against MVP in the match listing and the description for a plaque autographed by all of the winners at WrestleMania no longer lists his name. Furthermore, a search for “Benoit” or “Chris Benoit” leads to a blank page with the words: Search results for “discontinued”.

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