Former WWE referee Marty Elias, now with Lucha Underground, recently held a Q & A session with fans.
Elias was with WWE back in the summer of 2007 which the Chris Benoit murder/suicide happened, and one fan asked what it was like in the locker room when everyone was told about the deaths, and then later when they found out that it was a murder/suicide.
According to Elias, it was like nothing else he had ever experienced, before or since.
"For me personally, being there, and being in that whole backstage thing, it wasn't real. It wasn't real.
"When everybody found out, it was the meeting with Vince and Stephanie. They pulled everybody together, and that's when they made the announcement.
"I mean it was so surreal. Everybody was scratching their heads, and I remember people dispersing, and going off and crying. People just literally being in shock and awe.
When they found out that it was a murder/suicide… everything just kind of stood still. We had another talent meeting, and we were advised that we weren't going to do anything for Chris.
"It was just a whole different vibe. I've been backstage at WWE so many times, but that particular instance, during that whole time, was a whole different vibe."
You can read all of Elias's quotes in this Daily Star story.