Leading Into Wrestlemania 36 Disgraced Murderer Former WWE Champion Chris Benoit Back On TV In March 2020 Via Two Different Providers!

Leading Into Wrestlemania 36, Currently Scheduled On Sunday April 5, 2020 In Tampa, But Subject To Change Over Covid-19 Coronovirus Pandemic, Disgraced Murderer Former WWE Champion Chris Benoit Back On TV In March 2020 Via Two Different Providers!

Reelz has announced that their documentary series Autopsy will tackle the death of Chris Benoit. The episode will air on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST/PST on Reelz. An hour earlier, the lead-in Autopsy episode will tackle the death of Chyna.

      In this investigative medical documentary series we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in the entertainment history. Through a combination of interviews with family and friends, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions, we tell these stories and unpick the – sometimes mysterious – circumstances around their deaths. Over a June weekend in 2007 , Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, killed his wife and his 7-year-old son at his exclusive Georgia home before hanging himself in a horrific double murder-suicide that shocked wrestling world. At the time of his death, Chris Benoit was one of the premier athletes in the whole of World Wrestling Entertainment stable. A former World champion, he was widely regarded as one of the best technical wrestlers of his and any generation and at 40-years-old was still drawing huge audiences. So why would such an elite athlete, who had achieved so much and lived a seemingly glamorous life with his beautiful wife and child choose to kill himself and his family? This drama-documentary explores the medical factors that led to Chris Benoit’s death and investigates the tragic events that led to this tragic murder suicide. Show Less

This will be followed by VICE TV‘s Dark Side of the Ring Season 2 return with a two-episode premiere focussing on Chris Benoit. It debuts on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm EST/PST on VICE TV.

      VICE TV’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DARK SIDE OF THE RING RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON ON MARCH 24

      Two-Hour Premiere Explores Wrestling Icon Chris Benoit’s Tragic Double Murder-Suicide Through Exclusive Interviews with Family Members Speaking on Camera Together for the First Time

      Comedian Chris Gethard Hosts New Weekly After-Show

      March 3, 2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Today, VICE TV announced that season two of the critically acclaimed series, DARK SIDE OF THE RING, which lifts the veil on wrestling’s most controversial stories, will premiere on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00pm ET/PT on VICE TV with a two-hour special episode on the tragic story of wrestling icon Chris Benoit. The series, produced by VICE Studios, will air weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT.

      This season, DARK SIDE OF THE RING, the most watched show in VICE TV’s history, ventures even deeper into wrestling’s shrouded past, revealing the brutal and often tragic consequences of a life lived in the squared circle. Wrestling icon and former WWE superstar Chris Jericho narrates the series.

      “The first season of Dark Side of the Ring was a massive hit. These powerful stories transcend wrestling fandom and resonate with both fans of the sport and newcomers who were captivated by this incredible storytelling,” said Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE Television. “We rise to the challenge and do not shy away from the truth. I am proud and excited to continue telling these courageous stories in season two.”

      “As lifelong fans, we have always been fascinated by the behind-the-scenes, human stories of the world of professional wrestling,” said Executive Producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener. “For our second season we’re going even deeper into its secretive past. Many wrestlers and family members we interviewed have never spoken out before. Our series seeks to help bring closure to their stories.”

      The two-part premiere special episode delves into the tragic story of wrestling superstar Chris Benoit. In 2007, Benoit, one of the biggest names in the sport, killed his wife, Nancy and seven year old son Daniel before hanging himself in a crime that shocked the world and sparked a conversation about mental health in sports that continues today. The documentary offers unprecedented access to Benoit’s inner circle of family and friends, who reveal their complicated feelings about the tragedy 13 years later including his son, David: “That definitely was not him. He’s still my hero,” and Sandra Toffoloni, Nancy Benoit’s sister: “I think I do, someday want to forgive him… it’s not today.”

      In subsequent episodes, season two dives into a new slate of wrestling stories that include: the murder of Dino Bravo; the controversial “Brawl for All” tournament that led to career-ending injuries; the feared career of New Jack; David Schultz’s violent run-in with a 20/20 reporter; the death of Nancy Argentino, Jimmy Snuka’s girlfirend; the inside story of wrestling’s ultimate tag team partnership Hawk and Animal; Herb Abrams’ fanatical attempt to build a wrestling empire; and the devastating story of Owen Hart’s stunt that went tragically wrong.

      A new weekly after-show hosted by comedian and wrestling fan Chris Gethard, will air immediately following each episode at 11:00pm ET/PT and will feature a panel of guests from the worlds of wrestling and entertainment who will dissect the episodes. Fans will get to see dynamic conversations with insiders and experts, exclusive unseen clips and behind-the-scenes moments.

      The first season of DARK SIDE OF THE RING was the most watched show in VICE TV’s history. Reviews earned the first season a 100% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and critics called the series “thrilling” and “entertaining for everyone, and essential viewing for wrestling fans.” The series garnered attention from the biggest names in wrestling including Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson who endorsed the show calling it “captivating” and “gripping.”

      DARK SIDE OF THE RING will be available on VICE TV via all major satellite and cable providers; VICETV.com; and the VICE TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV and Chromecast.

      Produced by VICE Studios, Evan Husney is the Executive Producer and Writer for DARK SIDE OF THE RING; Jason Eisener is Executive Producer and Director for the series; Catherine Whyte, Naveen Prasad, and Vanessa Case are Executive Producers. Alex McIntosh is the Series Producer. Tara Nadolny is Supervising Executive. Morgan Hertzan is Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE Television.

Despite Benoit many in-ring accolades which, on their own, are deserving of a WWE Hall of Fame induction, he will rightly never enter that hall due to the tragic circumstances of his murder of his family and himself. No amount of fan desire or photoshopped banners will change that and rightfully so.

A tragedy.

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