Although many years have passed, Chris Benoit's tragedy is destined to remain one of the darkest pages in WWE history. The terrible act of the former Canadian star has brought discredit not only to the Stamford-based federation but to the entire sports entertainment business.
It's no secret that Benoit's only surviving son, David, aspires to become a professional wrestler. “My goal is to get my family name back into wrestling. I would like to sign a contract with All Elite Wrestling, having already tried to enter New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Perhaps it is the most difficult place to break through”- the boy had told Chris Van Vliet's microphones some time ago. David has also participated in some WWE house shows in the past and was last spotted backstage a couple of years ago.
During the traditional episode of 'UnSKripted' on Sportskeeda, former WWE writer Vince Russo invited fans to separate David Benoit from his father's actions.
Chris Benoit's son David's wrestling goals
“I'd love it if David could make it into wrestling, that would be great.
If it's really that guy's dream and he's really giving it his all, I don't see why he should be stopped. He cannot be held responsible for his father's sins. If he were to think in this way, then David would risk never finding any work, especially in this area.
What should he do?" - has analyzed Vince Russo with great clarity. Vince fiercely criticized WWE creatively: “Let's be honest, the numbers that SmackDown and Raw are doing are nowhere near what FOX and the USA Network have paid for.
You can't tell me they're happy. Do you want to know something? There are likely ten other networks that would invest money in WWE for the next five years. That's why Vince McMahon's company has no interest in improving its product”.
Chris Benoit defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 20 to win his first World Championship in WWE. Even though Benoit's real-life story ended in tragedy, forever marring his name in the wrestling business, there is no denying that it was a memorable moment when he won the World Championship and celebrated with Eddie Guerrero.
Speaking on Grilling JR, Jim Ross recalled the backstage reaction to Chris Benoit finally winning the World Championship at WrestleMania. He revealed that the locker room was happy for Benoit. His peers were very emotional and thought that his win was long overdue.
“I know it was celebratory as hell when Lawler and I finally got to the back. A lot of tears. Not just from Eddie and Chris. A lot of tears from other guys. They were legitimately emotional and were so thankful that they saw two of their peers have career nights in the world’s most famous arena at the world’s most famous wrestling event. They were just glad they were there to witness it.' '