In what is either an eerie coincidence or an investigative bombshell, a Wikipedia contributor submitted an addition to [World Wrestling Entertainment] pro wrestler Chris Benoit's entry about his wife's death nearly 13 hours before police discovered her body in the wrestler's Atlanta-area home. ***WWE? WTF?!?
At 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday, June 25 -- nearly 13 hours before authorities would make their gruesome discovery inside the Benoit home -- an anonymous poster updated Chris Benoit's Wikipedia entry with the following information:
"Chris Benoit was replaced by Johnny Nitro for the ECW Championship match at Vengeance, as Benoit was not there due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy," the posting read.
The posting, which Wikipedia communications manager Sandra Ordonez confirmed to ABC News, was traced back to a Stamford, Conn., IP address.
WWE headquarters are located in Stamford.
Update - Chris Benoit mystery editor confesses: claims "terrible coincidence"
It's from WikiNews -- so it must be true:
I feel incredibly bad for all the attention this got because of the fact that what I said turned out to be the truth. Like I said it was just a major coincidence, and I will never vandalize anything on wikipedia or post wrongful information. I've learned from this experience. I just can't believe what I wrote was actually the case, I've remained stunned and saddened over it....Apparently, if you have an infinite number of monkeys typing an infinite number of updates on Wikipedia, they will eventually predict the shocking deaths of everyone in professional wrestling.