Update: Wikipedia Benoit Saga

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An anonymous Wikipedia user has admitted to editing the Wikipedia page of professional wrestler Chris Benoit, in which it said that Benoit’s wife had passed away

The anonymous user has posted an apology on Wikipedia and called the incident a huge coincidence. The person writes, "I had heard about Chris Benoit no showing Vengeance because of a family emergency, and I had heard rumors about why that was. I was reading rumors and speculation about this matter online, and one of them included that his wife may have passed away, and I did the wrong thing by posting it on wikipedia to spite there being no evidence."

"I posted my speculation on the situation at the time and I am deeply sorry about this, and I was just as shocked as everyone when I heard that this actually would happen in real life. It is one of those things that just turned into a huge coincidence. That night I found out that what I posted, ended up actually happening, a 1 in 10,000 chance of happening, or so I thought. I was beyond wrong for posting wrongful information, and I am sorry to everyone for this."

Wikinews is also reporting there was more than one edit done to the Benoit Wikipedia entry.   The first edit was made from an IP address in Connecticut and the second one came from Syndey, Australia. Both edits claimed that Benoit’s wife had passed away

Update: Wikipedia Benoit Saga
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  • incrediblehelp

    I guess I am missing something. How can rumors start before the bodies were even found?

    • Jen

      Maybe this person posting is responsible for the deaths!

      • Robvious

        The person who made the false post is a silly college kid living hours from the Benoits.

    • Bronx Attitude

      Rumours start from some thread of fact and truth be known that people from all walks of life miss appointments, engagements, and work for thousands of different reasons everyday. Reasons can stem from things like a missed flight, to a break down, to illness, playing catch with you kid….falling and breaking a wrist or arm or leg (just to name a few). Many Wrestlers over the years have missed matches for many reasons. So now we are to believe that this person made this wikipedia entry as a coincidence…. Not likely.. Remember, we aren’t asked to just believe that his entry was a coincidence there is also the coincidence that he/she is from Stamford, (Headquarters for the WWE). We are asked to believe 2 Coincidences in one. Then of course is the all but forgotten entry from a wireless connection in Australia.
      I don’t buy it ….. sorry …. and if Fayette County Sherrifs are buying it then I think they too should were spandex and climb in the ring for the WWE as I think they might be better at that than cops.

  • Karen

    This is evidence that there were people who already knew about the murders before the police …. cult members maybe. This reminds me of the Charles Manson Story. The police couldn’t solve the Sharon Tate murders until one of the cult members/killers bragged about it.
    Maybe they should look into this as something similar to that.
    Click on link below. This one makes a lot of sense.


  • Damon Dero

    I am convinced there is more to this then the authorities or anyone else will ever tell us I think they aye too stupid to handle a case of this magnitude so they just jump to steroids. I know someone murdered that family, not chris.

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