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Controversy: Benoit Murder Movie Adds Conspiracy Theory

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It looks like WME is still going ahead and producing about the Chris Benoit murder-suicide incident.

New details are coming out about the upcoming Crossface biopic on Benoit and the murder-suicide in 2007. One writer has already quit the project over a storyline proposed by the producers.

In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it’s reported that producers WME suggested that the film have scenes based on a conspiracy theory that WCW booker Kevin Sullivan was involved in the murders. One idea was to have a scene where Sullivan breaks into Benoit’s house, and the original screenwriter Richard O’Sullivan quit the project because he refused to write in speculation that Sullivan was the killer.

The conspiracy they’re referring to stemmed from Sullivan’s vow to have Benoit murdered in front of witnesses while both men were employed by World Championship Wrestling, after Benoit was banging Sullivan’s wife.  Some corners of the internet have speculated that inconsistencies in the Benoit suicide-murders, along with Benoit upping his personal security in the weeks before, prove that Sullivan had Benoit and his family whacked.

In the real world, I find it hard to believe that WME would push this angle.  How could anyone be so stupid to not see the lawsuit they’d be bringing upon themselves.  Why don’t they just phone Sullivan and ask him how much he wants?

Unless they knew for sure they were right!  If this movie goes ahead with this plot and Sullivan didn’t sue, boy, how guilty would that make him look.

  • Der

    Drug abuse mixed with many concussions and best friend Eddie ceruro dying all added up to disaster for the Benoit family .

  • jim

    Vote For Trump…Now more than ever…Can’t believe Bill Clinton hasn’t made a sextape….I think I like The Donald even more now.

    • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

      They both work for the devil pal.That’s their best trick.

      • jim

        They’re all liars Frenchie but as W.C.Fields once said : I never vote for anybody. I always vote against. I think President Trump would be a laugh, if nothing else and all the right people would be shitting themselves in their pathetic impotent fury….BTW, have you seen Verhoeven’s new film ? Doesn’t exactly chime with our site here but I thought it was pure Verhoeven and a very good film. Any new French crime flics on the way? I saw Braqueurs. It was OK.

        • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

          I didn’t watch Elle, I love Paul but I despise these french actors, but since it’s Paul i’ll watch it later.I guess he just wanted to bang some french pussy.

  • Mucho Macho

    Kevin Sullivan suggested that his wife actually work on camera with Chris Benoit and she ended up having an affair with him.
    I found an ararticlfrom last year where he talked about the Benoit case.
    But boy you are right if they go with that angle.. just give him a blank check
    http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/1217/605876/kevin-sullivan-talks-chris-benoit-conspiracy-theories

  • Mucho Macho

    I was a Chris Benoit fan.. He had a cool intro song but lookin at this video now is kinda creepy.
    https://youtu.be/M6g4D4dStmY

  • Mucho Macho
  • Mucho Macho

    Before the truth of the Benoit case was revealed the WWE had an entire Raw show tribute to him
    https://youtu.be/s5CWp-ovUlQ

  • Anoyster

    There are some people in the wrestling industry who legitimately believe that Sullivan did it so covering the conspiracy in some capacity isn’t entirely blasphemous IMO.