Nine days ago I wrote the following article. In light of the tragic murder-suicide involving Chris Benoit and his family, I felt it was worth re-posting. The number of deaths of young wrestlers (TMZ photo album) is truly outrageous; one can only hope that the wrestling organizations and their management teams are held to account.
Originally posted June 16, 2007
10Q Detective informs us of the shocking death of World Wrestling founder Vince McMahon:
|On June 12, 2007, World Wresting Entertainment (WWE-$17.04) announced that its Chairman Vincent K. McMahon entered his limousine when it suddenly exploded. Although full details were not disclosed, initial reports indicated that Mr. McMahon was presumed dead.|
Upon hearing the news, investors sold stock, sending the price down a modest 30 cents per share, or 1.8% in value.
Yawn! Serious investors—and the Company—know that Mr. McMahon “will survive the fiery explosion.” And the only ones guilty of committing such a heinous act are the writers who came up with this melodramatic and predictable storyline...
Who could have "murdered" the irrepressible entrepeneur? Well, to be fair, I could come up with maybe a thousand names.
After all, there's no shortage of real deaths in McMahon's industry. Most fatalities, however, aren't due to exploding limos but rather more mundane causes: abuse of steroids, HGH, and pain-killers:
I'd like to think McMahon got his just desserts, but no one is that naive.