Dark Side of the Ring Season 2

Even if you’re not a wrestling fan, there’s a good chance you heard about the tragic story of Chris Benoit. That’s because in June of 2007, the world was shocked by news that Benoit had murdered his wife Nancy and their 7-year old son Daniel and then killed himself. The shocking crime and suicide sparked a debate about the mental health of athletes that unfortunately still goes on to this day. Now Benoit’s story will be told in two parts as the second season premiere of Vice’s wrestling documentary series The Dark Side of the Ring, and the first part has been made available online in its entirety for free. Read More »

Crossface - Chris Benoit

Green Street Hooligans/Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander has signed on to direct a feature film about former professional wrestler Chris Benoit. The biographical thriller will be based on Matthew Randazzo V‘s book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry, and tell the story of the famous WWE (then WWF) pro wrestler who murdered his wife and 7-year-old son and then killed himself.  More details after the jump.

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Given the popularity of the pro wrestling and the trainwreck appeal, if you can call it that, of former WWE star Chris Benoit‘s 2007 murder-suicide, I suppose it was just a matter of time before someone got the brilliant idea to adapt the horrifying tale into a big-screen feature. SRG Films is currently developing Crossface, a “biographical thriller” based on Matthew Randazzo V‘s book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry. More details after the jump.

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