In 2007, former world heavyweight champion Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and son Daniel before taking his own life. An episode of Monday Night Raw was held in his honor a few hours before all the details of the affair were revealed.
Although his career would certainly have ensured him a place in the WWE Hall of Fame, the Stamford company has done everything to obscure his name after the tragedy 15 years ago. The Canadian is unanimously recognized as one of the most technical wrestlers of his generation, having worked in the most important American and Japanese wrestling federations, only to have everything ruined with a tragic end.
The Canadian was a two-time world champion, having captured the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000 and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 2004. The great friendship with Eddie Guerrero made WWE fans dream for years, with the conclusion of Wrestlemania XX which is still etched in the memory of all fans of the company.
Matt Hardy recounts receiving news of Benoit's death
In the latest installment of his The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, the former ECW champion recounted when he learned that Chris Benoit had died, with Jeff's brother recounting: "They had this talent meeting, they called everyone into a meeting.
He'll never forget watching 'Taker walk very slowly, walk out in front of everyone else, where they were all gathered' I saw Michelle McCool, who was in tears. I remember crossing Ken kennedy he told me Chris is dead. I saw Undertaker and Michelle go and Undertaker kept holding his head up, while Michelle was so downcast, I thought to myself: he must be dead.
the memory of Benoit, knowing how the lives of the wrestler and his family had ended, with WWE doing everything to erase the athlete's name from the company's history, to make sure that no one could associate the McMahons anymore and company with the terrible thought of the horrible deeds done by the Canadian."