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    Chris Benoit Movie Announced, thoughts?


    Seems there's a film in the making to tell the story of his life. What I find interesting is this...' The film's writer, Sarah Coulter, said: "People immediately point to steroids, never thinking about the brain trauma these wrestlers can, and do, incur in their profession, nor do they consider the rigorous schedule that keeps them working even when they shouldn t be. The Benoit story is one that needs to be brought into the light." 'Maybe a deeper look behind what many in the public as just steroid use, giving a more balanced account with the full story behind it. Thoughts?Chris Benoit Movie Announced - Movies News at IGN

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    If they give it a fair analysis instead of just following the media's story, then it could be a great film. It'll be somewhat damaging to professional wrestling since so few understand the lifestyle that they have to endure just to make it, though.
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    Idk I can see this being a lets crap on steriods movie
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    How much of the movie will focus on the match he had with Bret Hart?
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    If it's done right, I think it could be awesome. I watched a half hour documentary on ESPN on Razor Ramon - it was crazy. There was a ton of stuff I didn't know about him and it showed a lot of angles to his life. Depending on who they have working on it, I'd be very interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast
    If it's done right, I think it could be awesome. I watched a half hour documentary on ESPN on Razor Ramon - it was crazy. There was a ton of stuff I didn't know about him and it showed a lot of angles to his life. Depending on who they have working on it, I'd be very interested.
    When did this Scott Hall air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast
    If it's done right, I think it could be awesome. I watched a half hour documentary on ESPN on Razor Ramon - it was crazy. There was a ton of stuff I didn't know about him and it showed a lot of angles to his life. Depending on who they have working on it, I'd be very interested.
    When did the Scott Hall one air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo679 View Post
    When did the Scott Hall one air?
    Aired on E60 a couple of months ago. Heres the full video.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7124904
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    There was an article on ESPN about Rick Flair and how he has to still wrestle because his debt problems are outrageous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    There was an article on ESPN about Rick Flair and how he has to still wrestle because his debt problems are outrageous.
    Not so much wrestling but autograph sessions.. $22,000 a month in alimony, sheesh.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/e60/n...ory?id=4050550
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Not so much wrestling but autograph sessions.. $22,000 a month in alimony, sheesh.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/e60/n...ory?id=4050550
    He just wrestled a about 4-6 weeks ago on TNA. He looks freaking awful and can barely move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    He just wrestled a about 4-6 weeks ago on TNA. He looks freaking awful and can barely move.
    Some guys just don't know when to stop
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Aired on E60 a couple of months ago. Heres the full video.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7124904
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Some guys just don't know when to stop
    That's the saddest thing about any athlete in any sport. I hate seeing guys who were so awesome still clinging to it and not giving it up (whether it's because they do it for money or just to stay in the spotlight).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    Wish I was 6' 7" *goes and cries in the corner*
    lol I don't. Being 6'7" would be horrid for the sake of bodybuilding. Speaking in terms of being a basketball player, it would be beneficial, but I wouldn't want to be much taller than what I am unless it was for sport aspirations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Some guys just don't know when to stop
    Pro wrestling is different from other professional athletics in that they can go all over the world and perform until the day they die. The problem with Flair is that his heyday was the 80's and the entire scene was about decadence. Very, very few got out of the business either in tact or alive. The number of wrestlers dying from this era is astounding.

    It's a bit morbid, but my friends and I have a drinking game that we play with old wrestling PPVs: take a shot for every dead wrestler. So far, Wrestlemania X has the most with 10, IIRC.
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    Wrestlemania IX should get one pretty drunk as well.
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    There's only 5 in WMIX and that's counting Luna Vachon. WMX had Owen Hart, Yokozuna, Crush, Macho Man, Bam Bam Bigelow, Luna Vachon, Mr Perfect (he was a ref), and Earthquake. I'm sure Hall and Lex Luger will be added to that list soon.
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    Didn't the great kamala just die too?
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    He's still kicking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    There's only 5 in WMIX and that's counting Luna Vachon. WMX had Owen Hart, Yokozuna, Crush, Macho Man, Bam Bam Bigelow, Luna Vachon, Mr Perfect (he was a ref), and Earthquake. I'm sure Hall and Lex Luger will be added to that list soon.
    I'll never forget mr perfect as a ref at WM X, he took it so seriously that he even wore referee pants to match his referee shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    He's still kicking.
    Had his foot amputated because of diabetes right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Had his foot amputated because of diabetes right?
    Rodja's quote within this quote made me lol.

    Makes it a bit more difficult to do that kicking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    Rodja's quote within this quote made me lol.

    Makes it a bit more difficult to do that kicking...
    Yep.

    http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/q...le_55089.shtml
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    I lost all respect for that guy.
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    That was a bit out of ironic choice of words by me...
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    You are a fan of Benoit? He was one of my top fans til he killed his family off.
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    I think a lot of people were a fan of his until that moment.
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    That's the real tragedy, that we could no longer say he's our favorite wrestler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo679 View Post
    That's the real tragedy, that we could no longer say he's our favorite wrestler.
    Yeah, was he still under contract when all that went on? IIRC, he was on a leave of absence or something to that degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Yeah, was he still under contract when all that went on? IIRC, he was on a leave of absence or something to that degree.
    He was booked to win the ECW title, but said he had to go home bc his wife and son were vomiting blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    He was booked to win the ECW title, but said he had to go home bc his wife and son were vomiting blood.
    Did they ever find out what was wrong with him? I remember blood tests showed a slew of things other then anabolics, or was he just crazy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Did they ever find out what was wrong with him? I remember blood tests showed a slew of things other then anabolics, or was he just crazy?
    Nothing definitive other than, "Benoit's brain was so severely damaged it resembled the brain of an 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Nothing definitive other than, "Benoit's brain was so severely damaged it resembled the brain of an 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient."
    And they say wrestling is fake......
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    He was still active under the new ECW.
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    I hope its done correctly other wise its just going to be another waste of time and money
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