Arn Anderson talks Chris Benoit tragedy



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Arn Anderson talks Chris Benoit tragedy

Together with Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit was part of the so-called "Three Amigos" group. Benoit was a two-time world champion, having clinched the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000 and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 2004.

Other notable singles titles include an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, two WCW United States Heavyweight Championships, three WCW Worlds Television Championship, four Intercontinental Championships and three WWE United States Championships.

In the duo category, he won important titles such as an ECW Tag Team Championship with Dean Malenko, two WCW World Tag Team Championships (respectively Malenko and Perry Saturn), three World Tag Team Championships (one with Chris Jericho and two with Edge) and a WWE Tag Team Championship with Kurt Angle.

He has also won major tournaments such as the 1994 NJPW Super J Cup and the 2004 WWE Royal Rumble, as well as various magazine awards such as Pro Wrestling Illustrated and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Arn Anderson was recently back on The Arn Show, and during this episode, he reflected on the tragic story of the Benoit family.

"I'm going to disappoint you on this, and I apologize," Arn Anderson said.

Arn Anderson on Chris Benoit

"The whole Chris Benoit thing - I have yet to wrap my head around it. The guy I knew wasn't capable of doing this.

A lot of the unknowns we'll never know. I know the tragedy of the result, which is unforgivable, but I just-- to be honest with you, I've not had any resolution about it in my mind. I can't wrap my head around it, like I said," Arn added.

"I don't feel comfortable discussing Mr. Benoit and his slant. I'm sure he has something that'll never be able to get rid of and never be able to shake it. My heart goes out to him. I just really can't comment on that and say anything - that would be for sure and intelligent.

It certainly helped put a spotlight on it," Arn said. "It sure did. I would just say this about Chris - ask any wrestler that's ever spent any time in the locker room with him. Any time on the road with him, any time in the ring with him.

Nobody saw this coming. That's what makes it so scary. There were no warning signs that any of us saw. The last time I saw him, he was as kind and as professional as he was the first time I saw him," Arn Anderson recalled.

"So, to say there were warning signs that were ignored-- now, I'm talking about in our world. I'm not talking about when he went home or anything like that in the confines of his home. His home and his family life we don't know about, but the times I saw him, there were no indicators, which makes it so scary."