I'm not a fan of the WWE, not at all. One of the many reasons I've chose not to support the entertainment is that it's long promoted (indirectly) the use of anabolic steroids. There's speculation that this deranged turn in Benoit's life was the result of some roid rage.
Investigators believe Benoit killed his wife and son over the weekend and then himself sometime Monday.
"I'm comfortable with our belief that this is a murder-suicide," Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said Tuesday.
The bodies were found in three rooms. Autopsies were planned for Tuesday.
"The details, when they come out," said Ballard, "are going to prove a little bizarre."
Benoit's employer, World Wrestling Entertainment, said on its Website Tuesday that Benoit had sent "several curious text messages" to friends, but police on Tuesday said they had identified only one.
Fayette Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Pope on Tuesday confirmed a text message had been sent from Benoit's cellphone at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, but he declined to disclose the message's content or recipient.
Until more information comes out it would be unwise to speculate further. A tragic event under any circumstances. Let's hope Vince McMahon doesn't joke about death in the near future.
NEW Update: This one is even more bizarre. The rumor/report is that WWE Star Chris Benoit gets a call from his wife and he has to leave a scheduled PPV appearance for an emergency. He comes home to find his son dead by the hands of his wife. In a fit of rage he kills his wife, and then later himself. Oh, and you think WWE's website could take down the spattered blood background?
Speculation on the role of steroids in tragic death (Steroid Nation)