Chris Benoit died on June 25th, 2007. The last time his son David Benoit spoke to his father was on June 17th, 2007. That was father’s day.

While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, David Benoit revealed the relationship he had with his father. They didn’t speak much, but they had just made plans to see each other eight days before the double murder-suicide that changed the pro wrestling world forever.

“No, I didn’t see him that much. I’d see him in the summer for four weeks and then two weeks for Christmas. I talked to my dad on Father’s Day. That was the last time. We talked for like two hours. We were just laughing and getting ready to make plans for the summer and I got to say ‘I love you’ one last time to him. That was the last time.”

David Benoit revealed that his father thought about retiring months before his death. He had a job offer as a backstage coach in WWE, but he never took them up on the deal.

Now David Benoit has his eyes set on a pro wrestling career himself. At 27 years old he wants to begin training and use the name “Chris Benoit, Jr.” He even has ring gear created already.

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