Mysterious Benoit Wikipedia Editor Confesses?

A Wikipedia poster has confessed to the “coincidence” edit he made to Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia page, which stated that wife Nancy had died hours before her body was indeed found.

Hey everyone. I am here to talk about the wikipedia comment that was left by myself. I just want to say that it was an incredible coincidence. Last weekend, 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.

The confession can be read in its entirety here, and according to, it was confirmed that this person posted his/her confession from the same IP address that the original edit in question came from (therefore, there’s a good chance it’s the same person). However, in his analysis of the confession, Wade Keller states the following, which I think is important – or at least interesting – enough to post here: “…when investigation through Wikipedia’s history linked to that IP address revealed that the individual had previously edited just a month earlier a Chavo Guerrero entry on Wikipedia – not to vandalize it, but to eliminate vile and outlandish accusations – it seemed too big of a coincidence. The fact that a person who accurately predicted something that few people could have had insight into at that point had also come to the defense on Wikipedia of one person who had tons of insight into Benoit’s situation that weekend, then it became a story. The problem with the confession is that it fits two scenarios: One, a guy guessed right and is now sorry. Two, someone who broke confidence with someone who had inside info, who somehow has a tie with Chavo Guerrero, and is scared to death that he or she has just gotten into a lot of trouble and perhaps gotten Chavo or someone else who was a middleman between them in trouble because the Wikipedia entry indicates Chavo might have known more earlier than he let on. The only way to eliminate the potential tie-in to anyone who was privy to insight into Nancy’s well-being or Benoit’s potential actions or confessed actions is for this person to come forward and be investigated and then cleared of any such connection.”

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