Sister-in-law of Chris Benoit Comments on Tragic Murder/Suicide Back in 2007

Sandra Toffoloni, sister-in-law of Chris Benoit, was interviewed by on the tragic double murder/suicide in 2007. Here are some highlights.

Reports of Chris Benoit’s breakdown was caused by Concussion Syndrome: “You know, evidence showed that on the Sunday before he committed suicide, he was booking flights to get to the show he was scheduled to appear on in Beaumont, Texas. This shows that there was a moment, however brief, that he thought he could get away with it. I don’t believe in the brain damage theory. He killed 2 people and believed he could go wrestle. The concussion theory doesn’t really stick with me.”

On Chris Benoit only having less then ten months left to live: “Yes, my brother-in-law had concussions, he hit his head for a living and I understand that. But way beyond that, he had a very serious drug and steroid problem. Unfortunately, a lot of athletes still do to this day. It’s spiraling out of control. The medical examiner told us after the autopsy that Chris was on his way to death within 10 months. His heart was huge, about 3 times normal size, and it was ready to blow up at any moment.”

Effects that Eddie Guerrero and other wrestler’s deaths had on the Benoit family: “…Chris had suffered multiple losses of friends. Eddie Guerrero’s death in 2005 shocked us all, no one was prepared for that. It was devastating for Nancy but it was devastating for Chris on a whole other level. Eddie’s passing came after a long line of huge losses and Chris was in a state of perpetual bereavement … The final blow came in mid-June 2007, just a few days before everything happened, when Sherri Martel passed away. That devastated Nancy just as much as Eddie’s death had devastated Chris.”

Chris planning to leave WWE following Eddie Guerrero’s death: “After Eddie passed away, Chris and Nancy discussed the possibility of Chris leaving the WWE and starting his own wrestling school. As a matter of fact, it had become more than a possibility. A business plan had been developed and merchandise had been designed. However, the WWE was prepared to give Chris a big push and put him into another championship match so Chris began training harder and pushing his body further. Chris did a lot of self-medicating.”

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  • allan mccann

    still 10 more months of great matches…lol he was gonna be ecw champ too. chris shouldnt have even used steriods i never get why anyone does. a lean body like daniel bryan or rollins or even punk all you need is an athletic form, what does it matter how ripped you are…when is the last time that got someone is that talent.. benoit would have been everything he was without those drugs and he still would have been big. this is partly vince mcmahon fault for putting this image into wrestlers heads.

    • Rich Francis

      I cant disagree allan. He had the world at his hands its sad

  • AllEyesOnMe212

    Sad Someone with so many great matches like all the battles with Kurt angle lost his mind and killed his family

  • Mikhail

    Why people always saying steroids is why he killed its not true steroids don’t make you a killer its too many people who have usd it and they are not killers for example arnold he used it hose used it and many many more get your facts right but I do know what kills cigarettes and liquor and its like a million commercial but thats ok?

    • allan mccann

      and benoit never killed before this. its been proven by doctors that is was the steriods. he was said to have so much in him it was 300 times the normal amount of hormones. not to mention he was f***ed in the head from so many concussions. plus he killed himself after doing this ,chris wasnt a monster…he was only human


    I still think Chris Benoit was murdered by Nancy Benoit ex husband