Paul 584 Posted June 27, 2007 Share Posted June 27, 2007 Debra speaks out: Steve Austin's ex-wife, Debra Marshall, has spoken out on the Chris Benoit situation in a story for the FOX affiliate in Colorado. - She called the domestic and drug abuse in WWE "out of hand" and brought up the statistic of 60 wrestlers under the age of 45 having died in the last ten years. - Debra went as far as claiming that her story is very similar to Nancy Benoit's story, mentioning that Nancy had sought help from law enforcement in 2003 for domestic abuse. - Debra also stated that like Nancy, Austin had basically forced her to write a letter to authorities saying the original complaint was a mistake. - Debra said that she had personally seen Steve Austin take steroids. - Debra said that had she spoken up earlier about how out of control domestic abuse is in wrestling, maybe Nancy and Daniel would still be alive today. - Debra said that she "knows what it's like" to have someone who is really big sitting on top of you hitting you. - Debra said she is glad she is alive after going through what she went through with Steve Austin. Credit PWTorch I was going to post this in the Benoit thread, but I felt it deserved a topic of its own. Many times I have heard about wrestlers being violent towards their spouses, but its almost always been the guys on roids. Is temper an issue in general within the higher levels of pro wrestling? if so what is causing it? The roids? The pressure of the job? Or maybe the simulation of violence echos so strongly that lines become blurred? What do you guys think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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