WWE’s Clash at the Castle premium live event on Saturday came off as a commercial and critical success for WWE. However, there was a bit of a buzzkill that happened after the main event.
After the main event between Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship, there was a bit of a sing-along between Drew and Tyson Fury in the ring. However, during one of the songs, one fan in the crowd was shown wearing a “Better Dad than Chris Benoit” shirt.
That was really was a tasteless t-shirt. WWE should have also noticed the shirt in the crowd and made a note not to show him. The company tried hard to separate itself from Benoit for fifteen years after the double murder-suicide between Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their son Daniel. The Twitterverse was up in arms about the whole thing.
“This guy is outta control with a better dad than Chris Benoit shirt smh 🤦🏾♂️”
“Just in case you’re wondering. Here he is right now. In a bar where I am. Waving at me whilst I give him the middle finger. Whilst he thinks he’s a celeb taking pics #WWEClash”
“Just spotted someone in the crowd with a “Better Dad than Chris Benoit” t-shirt WITH HIS CHILD. Wrestling fans are the WORST aren’t they? #WWECASTLE”
As of this writing, WWE has not taken the part out of the Clash of the Castle replay on Peacock. Maybe the company will enforce security to check those wearing shirts or signs with the words “Chris Benoit” again.
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