TIL between the time he murdered his wife and son and the time he killed himself, pro wrestler Chris Benoit attempted to reschedule his flight from Atlanta to Texas so he could perform at that weekend’s WWE pay-per-view, where he was scheduled to face CM Punk for the ECW Championship.

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  1. Though not mentioned in the article linked, by many accounts Benoit was slated to win the ECW Championship that night and act as a mentor and gatekeeper for the show, which largely featured developmental talent at the time. Benoit wrestled in the original ECW in 1994 and 1995.

    This was also two weeks after Vince McMahon “died” in a limo explosion on Monday Night Raw – which caused Donald Trump to call WWE headquarters and make sure Vince was okay.

    Can you imagine the shitshow if Benoit DID show up to that PPV?

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