Update: Wikipedia Benoit Saga

    June 29, 2007

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