Benoit: a fans final thoughts
by, 07-09-2013 at 05:30 AM (3500 Views)
Hello wrestling fans:
I would like to voice my opinion and read others about the recent story about a reporter claiming the wwe is creating a black hole in its history and de-valuing other wrestlers matches with him.
Firstly, I was/am a huge Chris Benoit wrestling fan.
I miss seeing him weekly on raw or smackdown in top fueds for titles, where as a wrestler he belonged.
I do however agree that wwe should never mention him again due to THE FACT HE KILLED HIS WIFE + SON.
For that reporter and other fans to claim that he deserves to have his name in high regard is utter stupidity.
WWE is a publicly listed,kid friendly company, it makes no Sense morally or business wise to promote/remind people of him.
If fans want to watch his matches, do as I have and get his DVD, wrestle mania 20, royal rumble etc, go ahead but as for recognition on raw forget it!
The black listing of Benoit is good enough for CHRIS JERICHO (in his book "undisputed") who knew Benoit personally and wrestled him 100s of times, so it should be good enough for us all.
I can remember a wwe tour show I went to in 2005 with the main event hhh + flair vs hbk + Benoit. About 20 rows back, with hhh in the ring and a moment of dead scilence I shouted out (and started) a "you tapped out!" chant, Benoit turned and looked towards me with his toothless smile, gave me a thumbs up and then pumped his fist in the air to the chant.
But I still cannot believe or condone his actions in June 2007 and I fully side with wwe banning him and think we all should only remember him for his pre 2007 life inside the wrestling ring.
There are lots of deceased wrestlers that wwe has paid little no no tribute to since their deaths such as Rick rude, Brian pillman, lance Cade, umaga, big boss man, bam bam bigelow and Davey boy smith.
But if fans of a wrestler with Benoits in ring ability wish to promote and remember anyone it would have to be OWEN HART hands down.
The wwf killed him, in the prime of his life all for a 10 second cheap shot at WCW.
Thats all I wish to say, please leave your comments.
P.S: does anyone else think that Tyson Kidd looks like Benoit and dynamite kid with his hair?
Lets hope he's nothing like them in real life.