The following event was announced for the Booker T Legends of Wrestling Fanfest on Friday, April 3 in Houston, TX during WrestleMania 25 weekend:
CHRIS BENOIT AND CONCUSSIONS – THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE TRAGEDY
On June 25, 2007, professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their seven-year-old son Daniel were found dead at their home in Georgia. Authorities concluded Chris Benoit, over a three-day period, murdered his wife and son, then committed suicide. The media speculated that Benoit’s horrific behavior was caused by the presence of anabolic steroids in his system. New neuropathological research on how repeated trauma had damaged the brains of deceased professional football players inspired Michael Benoit, Chris’s father, to donate Chris’s brain to the non-profit Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), founded by former WWE pro wrestler Christopher Nowinski, for examination at a university medical school. In the first educational presentation ever provided on the events, learn the details what SLI found, what it tells us about the tragedy, and how this information will change the professional wrestling industry forever.
Hosted by SLI founder and President Christopher Nowinski and SLI Athlete Advisor Booker T
20 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Christopher Nowinski will also sign autographs for anyone attending the seminar.
Admission Fee: $20
100% of proceeds will benefit the Sports Legacy Institute and Booker T Fights for Kids, both 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. This educational event is being run with the knowledge and support of Michael Benoit
For more information on SLI, visit www.sportslegacy.org
Scheduled to appear at the convention for signings and photo opportunities are Sting, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Sharmell, Samoa Joe, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Christy Hemme, The Beautiful People, Jake Roberts, Stan Hansen, Team 3D, Jimmy Hart, The Nasty Boys, Diamond Dallas Page, Ernest Miller, Kimberly Page and Rikishi.
Tristar, the TNA trading card licensee, will also be on hand at the Fanfest, holding a silent auction for several autographed sports and wrestling-related items, with proceeds benefiting the Booker T Fights For Kids Foundation.
Vendor guests scheduled to appear include Tully Blanchard, Missy Hyatt, Daffney, Rockin’ Robin, Debra McMichael and Baby Doll.
For complete details on the Legends of Wrestling Fanfest, visit www.bookertlow.com.