Chris Benoit's name is rarely heard in the world of professional wrestling, obviously thanks to the well-known tragedy that has damaged WWE and the business in general. However, there is no shortage of opportunities to remember his exploits in the ring, being unanimously considered a genius from a technical point of view.
During the last edition of the Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer told of an incident between Benoit and Diamond Dallas Page that took place several years ago. DDP and the Canadian champion worked together in WCW, where they faced off on numerous occasions, sending fans in raptures.
Page set up a 12-page script for one of his matches with Benoit, but Benoit wasn't quite the same idea. Despite the three-time WCW world champion's efforts to meet his rival for his usual pre-match schedule, Chris didn't appear backstage until five minutes before stepping into the ring.
"I've never worked directly with him (DDP), so I can't 100% confirm it. I've heard a lot about this script that Page put together. In fact, Chris Benoit told me that DDP wrote 12 pages of script for one of their matches and that he didn't want to listen to him.
He told me that he tore it up and left the arena, while DDP was looking for him because he was anxious just minutes from the start of the fight. Benoit didn't show up until five minutes before the challenge, so it was now impossible to stick to that script.
Chris used that ploy to prevent the meeting from being too anchored to a rigid script. This is what he brought back to me. I don't know how true that is, but I believe him with all my heart as he has always been honest with me," said Kurt Angle.
This story is yet another example of the boundless stage talent of one of the best performers of the modern era.
Smackdwon: a super match with Roman Reigns and Edge!
In the latest episode of Friday Night Smackdown that aired last Friday night, WWE obviously continued to continue the feud between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his current opponent, the Rated R Superstar Edge.
After returning by surprise a few weeks ago, after a long period of absence, arrived immediately after the triple threat of Wrestlemania 37, which had permanently closed the card of the Showcase of the Immortals, Edge immediately returned to attack that Tribal Chief who did not he had never managed to defeat and to whom he had never managed to snatch the belt after his victory at the Royal Rumble.
The two are now expected to have a 1 vs 1 clash, in Money in the Bank, on July 18, where Reigns will have to defend his Universal title from the attack of the Hall of Famer, back more gritty, angry and load than ever since his absence for a few months.
In the last hours, through the social channels and through its official website, WWE has wanted to put a lot of meat on the fire for the next episode of Smackdown, which we remember, will be the very first weekly post-pandemic show to have a live audience flesh and blood, with WWE having already taken down the ThunderDome after the last episode of Smackdown, as Monday Night Raw on Monday will be aired recorded for a week already.
In the next episode of Smackdown, we will see Edge team up with Mysterio, after what happened in the last episode of the blue show and instead the Tribal Chief will team up with his cousins, the Usos and all six will go to battle in one.
match. If all this were not enough, for the evening of return on the road, the WWE has also announced the following matches: - Banca Belair vs Carmella for the Smackdown Women's Championship - Fatal 4 Way match: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins vs Big E vs Shinsuke Nakamura - Roman Reigns & The Usos vs Edge, Rey and Dominik Mysterio