History Wrestling / ChrisBenoit

10th Apr '18 11:32:53 AM x_countryguy
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-->'''Vince [=McMahon=]''': "It's not right to pretend he didn't exist. It's one thing to include him as part of a historical perspective, which I believe is OK, and it's another thing to promote him, which is not OK. The situation is very similar to that of O.J. Simpson - despite his controversy, O.J. was still a part of the NFL scene. You can't deny that he existed."

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-->'''Vince [=McMahon=]''': "It's --->'''Vince [=McMahon=]:''' It's not right to pretend he didn't exist. It's one thing to include him as part of a historical perspective, which I believe is OK, and it's another thing to promote him, which is not OK. The situation is very similar to that of O.J. Simpson - despite his controversy, O.J. was still a part of the NFL scene. You can't deny that he existed."
8th Apr '18 11:20:15 PM hellwolf99
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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Benoit's death, and the circumstances surrounding it, was one of the factors that lead to the death of {{Kayfabe}} as it had been up to that point.
20th Mar '18 7:41:20 PM nombretomado
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** Best example: someone injured his arm with a chair during the first-ever Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 21. He almost won anyway...until Edge hit his injured arm with a chair when he was at the top of the ladder under the briefcase.

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** Best example: someone injured his arm with a chair during the first-ever Money in the Bank at WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania 21. He almost won anyway...until Edge hit his injured arm with a chair when he was at the top of the ladder under the briefcase.



** [[ItMakesSenseInContext He might've done that to avoid challenging best friend]] Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, allowing for a program where both would hold the World Titles following WrestleMania XX.

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** [[ItMakesSenseInContext He might've done that to avoid challenging best friend]] Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, allowing for a program where both would hold the World Titles following WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania XX.



*** Likewise, when the inaugural Money in the Bank match is highlighted either during WrestleMania season or in July for the Money in the Bank PPV, Benoit is completely absent from the video packages, with some bizarre camera angles used to ensure his presence is minimized. If you know what color tights he is wearing, you might be able to catch a frame or two where his legs are visible.

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*** Likewise, when the inaugural Money in the Bank match is highlighted either during WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania season or in July for the Money in the Bank PPV, Benoit is completely absent from the video packages, with some bizarre camera angles used to ensure his presence is minimized. If you know what color tights he is wearing, you might be able to catch a frame or two where his legs are visible.
24th Feb '18 1:30:46 PM nombretomado
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After he won the RoyalRumble, he jumped from ''[=SmackDown=]'' to ''Raw'' in order to get away from Wrestling/PaulHeyman who had made his life difficult. This was before the winner could choose who he would challenge, as the Brand Extension was in full force, and the only way to appear on another show was via the Draft.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After he won the RoyalRumble, Wrestling/RoyalRumble, he jumped from ''[=SmackDown=]'' to ''Raw'' in order to get away from Wrestling/PaulHeyman who had made his life difficult. This was before the winner could choose who he would challenge, as the Brand Extension was in full force, and the only way to appear on another show was via the Draft.
6th Feb '18 11:15:54 PM santos32
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** Even the fans tend to not acknowledge him. On some forums he'll be referred to as 'Crispen Wah' or 'Kris Penwa' so as not to use his name. Other name replacements include '''[Redacted]''', [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and Wrestling/StevieRichards.

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** His matches are on the WWE Network, most of which are shown in their original unedited forms. That said, trying to plug his name in the search engine yields little results, and the matches he's featured in never mention his name; for example: his WWE title challenge against Kurt Angle at the 2003 Royal Rumble is titled along the lines of "Kurt Angle in a WWE Championship match".
** Even the fans tend to not acknowledge him. On some forums he'll be referred to as 'Crispen Wah' or 'Kris Penwa' so as not to use his name. Other name replacements include '''[Redacted]''', [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and Wrestling/StevieRichards. This often leads to ridiculous statements such as saying that Wrestlemania XX's main event was a singles match between Shawn Michaels and Triple H which ended in the title being vacated when Hunter started tapping out in the middle of the ring to nothing.
29th Jan '18 8:41:22 PM nombretomado
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** TheMiz, on one of his best worked shoots talked about how he was excommunicated from the WWE Locker room for over six months because he spilled some crumbs all over a ref's bag. [[note]]The person whose bag he spilled said crumbs was actually Benoit's, who was also the one who actually banished him, first just from House show locker rooms, then from TV locker rooms, then from '''ALL''' locker rooms. WWE had Miz change it from Benoit to JBL, who had also hazed him mercilessly, for obvious reasons.[[/note]]

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** TheMiz, Wrestling/TheMiz, on one of his best worked shoots talked about how he was excommunicated from the WWE Locker room for over six months because he spilled some crumbs all over a ref's bag. [[note]]The person whose bag he spilled said crumbs was actually Benoit's, who was also the one who actually banished him, first just from House show locker rooms, then from TV locker rooms, then from '''ALL''' locker rooms. WWE had Miz change it from Benoit to JBL, who had also hazed him mercilessly, for obvious reasons.[[/note]]
8th Jan '18 3:26:13 AM Nyame
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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorized that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this. Benoit already had it pretty rough prior to Eddie's death, having lost several friends over the years (detailed in TraumCongaLine below), marriage problems (according to Nancy Benoit's sister, he was abusive and Nancy tried to file for divorce because of this), injuries, etc. But when Eddie died, that seemed to be the breaking point. According to his close friends and his own journals, Benoit was completely unable to move on from Eddie's death, which may have robbed him of his own will to live.

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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorized that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this. Benoit already had it pretty rough prior to Eddie's death, having lost several friends over the years (detailed in TraumCongaLine TraumaCongaLine below), marriage problems (according to Nancy Benoit's sister, he was abusive and Nancy tried to file for divorce because of this), injuries, etc. But when Eddie [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Eddie]] died, that seemed to be the breaking point. According to his close friends and his own journals, Benoit was completely unable to move on from Eddie's death, which may have robbed him of his own will to live.
7th Jan '18 6:35:30 PM Nyame
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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorised that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this.

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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorised theorized that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this.this. Benoit already had it pretty rough prior to Eddie's death, having lost several friends over the years (detailed in TraumCongaLine below), marriage problems (according to Nancy Benoit's sister, he was abusive and Nancy tried to file for divorce because of this), injuries, etc. But when Eddie died, that seemed to be the breaking point. According to his close friends and his own journals, Benoit was completely unable to move on from Eddie's death, which may have robbed him of his own will to live.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Eddie Guerrero. Chris was never the same after Eddie died. It's generally agreed upon that Eddie's death is a big part of why that weekend in Atlanta happened, though how much in comparison to the multitude of injuries, drug abuse, and deaths of other friends of his that also played a part is something we'll never really know.

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Eddie Guerrero. Chris was never the same after Eddie died. It's generally agreed upon that Eddie's death is a big part of why that weekend in Atlanta happened, happened (with Benoit's own journals confirming it), though how much in comparison to the multitude of injuries, drug abuse, and deaths of other friends of his that also played a part is something we'll never really know.
3rd Jan '18 8:12:42 PM Nyame
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** Many of Benoit's close friends took a similar approach, such as Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/{{Batista}}, trying to remember him as the friend he was rather than the person he turned into during his last days. While none of them condoned what he did, it still didn't change the fact that Benoit was their friend for varying periods of time, and that they loved him, and because of that, they couldn't deny the part he played in all their lives.
29th Dec '17 7:12:56 AM Nick7689
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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: His oldest son [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCezqfsUQAAFWwH.jpg David]] is the spitting image of him.
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