Hi everyone, Bryan here….
In news I thought I’d never report on, Hollywood is making a Chris Benoit biopic with Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone) in the director’s chair. if you’re unfamiliar with the name Chris Benoit, I’ll give you a little background. Chris Benoit is a taboo subject in the WWE and has been for an umber of years. Yes, the WWE as in World Wrestling Entertainment, where Chris Benoit was one of the best wrestlers and superstars the company has ever seen. He held the champion titles a number of times and was one of the best in the business in his career. His nickname was the Rabid Wolverine and was called Toothless Aggression, since he was missing a tooth.
Back in 2007, Benoit was found dead in his home along with his wife and young son. As the days went by, it turned out, Benoit had killed his son, wife, and then killed himself. After a few months of investigation and tests, it was concluded that Benoit suffered from severe CTE from multiple chair shots to the head and head trauma during his tenure in the wrestling business. He was out of his mind, which led to the WWE changing a ton of policies in the future. A week before this event took place, the CEO of WWE Vince McMahon’s character on television got inside a limo, where it exploded on live television, telling us the viewer in a fake story-line that he had died.
The following week after Benoit’s death, Vince appears on television and announced the news of his death and held a tribute show in his honor. There has been no mention of him since. This new film is titled ‘Crossface‘, which is after one of Benoit’s finishing submission moves called the Crippler Crossface, which is rumored to how he killed his son. The film is based on the book “Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry” by Matthew Randazzo. Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter have written the screenplay.
“I was pretty certain I’d stay in TV rather than returning to the feature world, because the material just seems so much better in TV, especially in drama, but then ‘Crossface’ came my way,” Alexander said. “A heartbreaking, true story about the dark side of wrestling… I couldn’t say no to that.” There are no casting decision yet, but I sure have some suggestions. I wonder how WWE will respond to this film since their lack of mentioning him over the past years have caused some fans to wonder why. I for one am a huge fan of Benoit’s talent in the ring and am looking forward to this film.