Chris Benoit

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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada

Chris Benoit was a Canadian pro wrestler and Television personality. Chris Benoit was immensely successful and popular during his 22 years long wrestling career. Likewise, he caught media attention after he allegedly killed his wife Nancy Benoit and their 7-year-old son, Daniel, before hanging himself.

Early Life

Chris Benoit was born in the year 1967 on 21st May. Likewise, he was 40 years old at the time of his death. His birth name is Christopher Michael Benoit.

He was born in Montreal, Canada. Likewise, he belonged to Canadian nationality and was born under the star sign Gemini.

Moving on to his family, he has not revealed the names of his parents. Likewise, he spent most of his childhood in Alberta. According to his father, he was obsessive as a child.

He was totally in love with the idea of becoming a wrestler and started preparing himself by the age of 12. Moreover, he wanted to pursue a career in Wrestling as well.


Chris Benoit has not revealed any details regarding his education and academics. However, we sure do know that he has gone to attend a local high school.

During his high school days, he won numerous awards in wrestling and bodybuilding and had an unwavering focus on becoming a world-class wrestler.

Moreover, it is unclear if he has gone to attend college after his high school graduation.


Christ was found dead on 25th June 2007. He had killed his wife and seven-year-old son before committing suicide.

Career and Professional Life

Chris Benoit was a professional wrestler. He started his professional wrestling career in 1985 in the ‘Stampede Wrestling’ promotion.

His admiration for Bret Hart as well as Tom Billington’s wrestling style became apparent. He perpetually used their moves, such as the sharpshooter, diving headbutt, and snap.

His moves instilled fear in the hearts of his opponents. Due to his ferocious speed and physical strength, he earned the nickname ‘Dynamite.’

In his ring debut in November 1985, Benoit participated in a tag team match. He ended up winning after pinning one of his opponents down with a sunset flip.

Furthermore, his run in ‘Stampede’ turned out to be quite successful. It earned Benoit enough credibility to be considered for bigger leagues.

During the wrestler’s initial period in ‘Stampede,’ he ended up winning four ‘British Commonwealth Titles’ and four ‘International Tag Team Titles.

Likewise, In the year 1989, he bid goodbye to ‘Stampede Wrestling’ and moved to Japan to join ‘New Japan Pro-Wrestling’ (NJPW).


Caption: Chris during a match(source: Pinterest)

He then wrestled in ‘New Japan Pro-Wrestling’ under the name ‘The Pegasus Kid.’ A couple of months later, he started wearing a mask.

In the early-90s, he established himself in NJPW by winning the ‘Best of Super Juniors’ tournament twice and securing a win in the ‘Super J-Cup Tournament.

he was given an opportunity to fight for the ‘World Heavyweight’ title at ‘Wrestlemania 20’ after he won the ‘Royal Rumble’ in 2004.

Similarly, the wrestler won the ‘World Heavyweight Championship’ by defeating Triple H in the title match.

He became the ‘WWE United States’ champion after defeating Booker T in a title match. Moreover, he returned to ECW in 2007 for a brief period of time.

In ECW, he earned a title match for the ‘ECW World Heavyweight Championship,’ but backed out due to a family emergency.

Net worth

When it comes to awards, Chris Benoit has not received any awards. However, he has won several titles.

Likewise, the American wrestler has earned a fair deal of wealth throughout his wrestling career. His networth had not been available.

Relationship status

Chris was married twice. He was first married to Martina Benoit and divorced her in 1997. Likewise, he then married Nancy Benoit in the year 2007. he was a father of three kids.


Chris had been found guilty of double murder. On June 25th of 2007, police discovered the dead bodies of Benoit, his seven-year-old son, and his wife.

he, before killing himself by hanging on his lat pulldown machine, had killed his son and wife.

Chris Benoit – Body measurements

Chris stood tall at 5 feet 11 inches and weighed 104 kg. Likewise, he had brown hair with a pair of brown eyes.


Caption: Chris posing for a picture(source: Meday 2day)

Chris Benoit – Social media

He is not active on any social media platforms. However, he is no more in this world.