Originally Posted by trixie23
There are alot of sick people in the world, maybe he was all roided up... Steroids can bring on depression and aggression, but of course this is not fact by any means that he was a drug user). How someone can smother an innocent child blows my mind, Vince Mcmann never said what the cause was and actually did a 3 hour tribute for this guy. I dont care what the situation in that family was, how bad things where, there is no excuse for taking lives... He could have done everyone a favor and just took his own life, since that is how it ended up going down.
My first guess is steroid use because it can make you literally psycho.
The reason for the 3 hour tribute however is very simple: There was a different show that was planned and they already had the 3-hour time slot. They were supposed to have a "tribute" show memorializing the demise of Vince McMahon's "character" so he could retire and enjoy his billions in peace.
But due to the tragedy, McMahon felt it would be in poor taste to do the show as planned, and they had 3 hours to fill.
When any other important wrestler has died, for example, Eddie Guerrero, they had a 2-hour tribute show in the normal time slot.
I think rather than glorifying a murderer, they were remembering their friend. It would have been in poor taste to do anything OTHER than what they did, IMO. I think they handled it correctly.
And psycho or not, Benoit had a lot of friends that are now grieving their loss.
Regardless of that, I think that there will be a lot of deeply disappointed WWE fans whose hero has fallen too far.