Chris Benoit was arguably one of the most technical wrestlers to ever set foot in WWE. During the 1990s, the Canadian fought in nearly every major American and Japanese wrestling federation, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling.
In 2000, his long and troubled WWE career began. Benoit was a two-time world champion, having clinched the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000 and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 2004. His achievements in the Stamford-based federation would certainly have guaranteed him a place in the Hall of Fame, but his tragic demise in 2007 destroyed everything about him.
It didn't take police long to figure out that this was a murder-suicide case, claiming that Benoit had killed his wife and child and then hanged himself in his home gym. Several years after that tragedy, former WWE superstar Daniel Puder spoke some interesting remarks to Sportskeeda's microphones.
Daniel Puder on Chris Benoit
"Although many years have now passed, the story of Chris Benoit still freezes the blood today" - revealed Puder. "I don't know exactly all the details of the story, but I can assure you that all there was to know has not been told.
Police found someone used Chris's phone a couple of hours after Chris died. I am trying to say that several mysteries of that tragedy have remained unsolved. I don't know how many of you know it, but there are very few important crimes that are solved in a certain and unequivocal way” - he added.
Recently, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo spoke about Chris Benoit's son: “I'd love if David could make it into the world of wrestling, that would be fantastic. If it's really that boy's dream, I don't see why the door should be closed on his face.
He cannot be held responsible for his father's sins." Former WWE Superstar Kevin Thorn recently said that his experience of wrestling Chris Benoit was "awesome." As per Cagematch, he was Benoit's last house show opponent before the latter became associated with the horrific double-murder and suicide tragedy in June 2007.
"I worked with Benoit a lot. It was awesome," said Kevin Thorn. "We went out there and beat the crap out of each other in a couple of house shows and stuff. I still remember when everything happened, I still had black and blue all over my chest from chops and stuff. I carried those bruises for a couple of weeks after the fact, so it was kind of a reminder."
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