Chris Benoit was one of the best pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He made his mark all over the world in various pro wrestling companies. Sadly, the tragic way his life ended soured any legacy he left in the ring. Even then, Kurt Angle believes WWE erasing Benoit from history is simply unfortunate.
Chris Benoit was at the top of his game after winning the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 20. It has become irrelevant now, after that shocking double-murder suicide, which saw the deaths of his wife and child.
During his time in WWE, Chris Benoit squared off against numerous top talent and that includes WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle. Fans fondly look back on Angel and Benoit’s incredible series of matches over the years no matter what.
While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show Podcast, Kurt Angle talked about WWE’s decision to scrub Chris Benoit from history. Angle believes it is unfortunate as he feels WWE is erasing a lot of his own career by erasing Benoit completely. Angle also included WWE’s decision to delete all of his Chris Benoit matches from the home-video release of his best WWE matches.
“Five of my 10 best matches were with Chris, but obviously they want to keep him under wraps and it’s unfortunate. The thing is, if they erase Chris Benoit’s career, they’re erasing a lot of my career.
I understand why they did it, but what about the other wrestlers that competed against Chris. You’re taking those matches away, and you’re just not mentioning the name, Chris Benoit. Anytime we have any videos that surface up on WWE television, you’re never going to see Chris.”
Chris Benoit will never be in the WWE Hall of Fame, and he was washed from WWE history. After taking the lives of his wife and son before ending his own life, Benoit was seen as a monster, but he was also one of the best pro wrestlers alive during his time on this earth. Regardless, he will always be a controversial name, because others will still debate that The Wolverine is still one of the greatest pro wrestlers to ever live.
What’s your take on what Kurt Angle said? Do you believe Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit should not have been erased from WWE history? Sound off in the comments!