History Wrestling / ChrisBenoit

25th Jul '16 8:12:37 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* DespairEventHorizon: It's theorised that [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Eddie's]] death sent Benoit across this.
19th Jul '16 11:23:44 AM WillKeaton
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Still hasn't been mentioned on camera to this day, leading to a joke between fans that he never existed (Chris Benwho?)=

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Still hasn't been mentioned on camera to this day, leading to a joke between fans that he never existed existed. (Chris Benwho?)=Benwho?)
26th Jun '16 9:10:25 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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In 1995, Benoit returned to Wrestling/{{WCW}} (he had a short run there in 1992 and early 1993), and after impressing management with his in-ring work, Wrestling/RicFlair had Benoit become a member of the Four Horsemen stable; it was during this time that Benoit would feud with Wrestling/KevinSullivan, who was also a WCW booker at the time. The angle was that Sullivan's on-screen valet (his wife Nancy) was having an affair with Benoit; to keep the angle steeped in kayfabe, Benoit and Nancy were forced to spend time together to make it appear that they were having an affair. The end result, however, was that Chris and Nancy actually did have an affair, and Nancy left Kevin Sullivan to marry Benoit.

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In 1995, Benoit returned to Wrestling/{{WCW}} (he had a short run there in 1992 and early 1993), and after impressing management with his in-ring work, Wrestling/RicFlair had Benoit become a member of the Four Horsemen Wrestling/FourHorsemen stable; it was during this time that Benoit would feud with Wrestling/KevinSullivan, who was also a WCW booker at the time. The angle was that Sullivan's on-screen valet (his wife Nancy) was having an affair with Benoit; to keep the angle steeped in kayfabe, Benoit and Nancy were forced to spend time together to make it appear that they were having an affair. The end result, however, was that Chris and Nancy actually did have an affair, and Nancy left Kevin Sullivan to marry Benoit.



** (in WCW): The Four Horsemen (part of the mid-90s/[=nWo=]-era version with RicFlair, DeanMalenko and SteveMcMichael) and the Revolution

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** (in WCW): The Four Horsemen (part of the mid-90s/[=nWo=]-era version with RicFlair, DeanMalenko Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/DeanMalenko and SteveMcMichael) Wrestling/SteveMcMichael) and the Revolution
16th Jun '16 12:49:37 PM SirVancelot131
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** His kayfabe motivation for the switch is strongly believed to be to get away from Paul Heyman, then-GM of Smackdown, whom guaranteed that Benoit would never get a title shot as long as he was on the show.

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** His kayfabe motivation for the switch is strongly believed to be to get away from Paul Heyman, then-GM of Smackdown, whom guaranteed that Benoit would never get a title shot as long as he was on the show.show and had intentionally put Benoit as the #1 entrant to give him the least chance of winning.
22nd May '16 6:41:19 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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The third to receive Cauliflower Alley Club's Future Legend Award, '''Chris Benoit'''Christopher Michael Benoit grew up in Canada idolizing such wrestlers as [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "The Hitman" Hart]] and [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]]; in 1985, at the age of eighteen, Benoit debuted in Canada's Stampede Wrestling. From there, Benoit went to various overseas promotions for a number of years (mainly in Japan), then made his debut in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1994. It was in ECW where Benoit earned the nickname "The Crippler": during a match with Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, he performed a back body drop, but Sabu landed right on his head and broke his neck. Though this was an accident, Benoit's "Crippler" nickname stuck with him for the remainder of his career.

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The third to receive Cauliflower Alley Club's Future Legend Award, '''Chris Benoit'''Christopher Christopher Michael Benoit grew up in Canada idolizing such wrestlers as [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "The Hitman" Hart]] and [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]]; in 1985, at the age of eighteen, Benoit debuted in Canada's Stampede Wrestling. From there, Benoit went to various overseas promotions for a number of years (mainly in Japan), then made his debut in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1994. It was in ECW where Benoit earned the nickname "The Crippler": during a match with Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, he performed a back body drop, but Sabu landed right on his head and broke his neck. Though this was an accident, Benoit's "Crippler" nickname stuck with him for the remainder of his career.
7th May '16 2:51:54 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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Christopher Michael Benoit grew up in Canada idolizing such wrestlers as [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "The Hitman" Hart]] and [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]]; in 1985, at the age of eighteen, Benoit debuted in Canada's Stampede Wrestling. From there, Benoit went to various overseas promotions for a number of years (mainly in Japan), then made his debut in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1994. It was in ECW where Benoit earned the nickname "The Crippler": during a match with Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, he performed a back body drop, but Sabu landed right on his head and broke his neck. Though this was an accident, Benoit's "Crippler" nickname stuck with him for the remainder of his career.

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Christopher The third to receive Cauliflower Alley Club's Future Legend Award, '''Chris Benoit'''Christopher Michael Benoit grew up in Canada idolizing such wrestlers as [[Wrestling/BretHart Bret "The Hitman" Hart]] and [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]]; in 1985, at the age of eighteen, Benoit debuted in Canada's Stampede Wrestling. From there, Benoit went to various overseas promotions for a number of years (mainly in Japan), then made his debut in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1994. It was in ECW where Benoit earned the nickname "The Crippler": during a match with Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, he performed a back body drop, but Sabu landed right on his head and broke his neck. Though this was an accident, Benoit's "Crippler" nickname stuck with him for the remainder of his career.
18th Mar '16 8:26:15 AM 313Bluestreak
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In 2004, Benoit had arguably the best year of his career: he won the Royal Rumble by lasting the entire match (over an hour after having entered #1), went on to ''[=WrestleMania=] 20'' to win the World Heavyweight Championship in Madison Square Garden in another Match of the Year candidate by making Wrestling/TripleH tap clean to the Crippler Crossface, and he retained the title the next month at ''Backlash'' by making Wrestling/ShawnMichaels tap to the Sharpshooter in Canada (a symbolic apology to the Canadian crowd for the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob). Following that, Benoit stayed near the main event for the rest of the year, feuding with Edge, Wrestling/RandyOrton, and Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship (Orton defeated Benoit to earn his first reign with that belt at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2004'').

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In 2004, Benoit had arguably the best year of his career: he won the Royal Rumble by lasting the entire match (over an hour after having entered #1), went on to ''[=WrestleMania=] 20'' to win the World Heavyweight Championship in Madison Square Garden in another Match of the Year candidate by making Wrestling/TripleH tap clean to the Crippler Crossface, and he retained the title the next month at ''Backlash'' ''Wrestling/{{Backlash}}'' by making Wrestling/ShawnMichaels tap to the Sharpshooter in Canada (a symbolic apology to the Canadian crowd for the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob). Following that, Benoit stayed near the main event for the rest of the year, feuding with Edge, Wrestling/RandyOrton, and Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship (Orton defeated Benoit to earn his first reign with that belt at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2004'').
8th Mar '16 3:28:36 PM LitleWiggle
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** Oddly, he was still made WCW champion while Sullivan was supposedly holding him back.
23rd Feb '16 6:28:28 PM McJeff
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** (in WCW): The Four Horsemen (part of the mid-90s/NWO-era version with RicFlair, DeanMalenko and SteveMcMichael) and the Revolution

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** (in WCW): The Four Horsemen (part of the mid-90s/NWO-era mid-90s/[=nWo=]-era version with RicFlair, DeanMalenko and SteveMcMichael) and the Revolution
20th Jan '16 8:45:49 PM Nyame
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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/HardcoreHolly, and Wrestling/StevieRichards.

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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/HardcoreHolly, [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and Wrestling/StevieRichards.
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