I use Chris Benoit like a prostitute when I watch his matches. I turn his wrestling match on, enjoy it, then turn it off.
Since the man is reprehensible as a human being I have to somehow justify the reason I can enjoy his wrestling matches.
The man could work in the ring - no doubt about it.
But when I hear people saying he should be remembered - due to their loyalty to the art, it just makes me sick. I mean, what does a man have to do in this society (whether he had mental problems or not) to be considered marked - a complete piece of garbage who should not be remembered.
Hitler was considered to have some brain troubles - do we condone his behavior too?
So with that in mind - I completely understand why the WWE refused to promote Chris Benoit in any form.
So when you question why the WWE would feature such angles as:
- Vince McMahon versus a one legged man (Zack Gowen)
- The pro wrestlers whos characters promoted the 9/11 terrorist attacks (Dhavari)
- Evolution jumping that mentally disabled person (Eugene), and beating the crap out of him
Yet the WWE will not admit the existance of a character by the name of Chris Benoit. Understand that its because Chris Benoit is possibly one of the worst people that has ever existed.
I still watch his matches and enjoy them but when I'm done I throw Chris Benoit (as a person and his character) in the garbage, because at the end of the day the man (as a person) ended up being nothing but a piece of garbage.
I could care less if people remember him or not because the man did probably THE worst thing you can do in life.
If you celebrate Chris Benoit's career, didn't you hear about what Chris Benoit did?
He strangled his wife to death, thought about it for a while, then smothered his son to death a day later. Then in true enraged jock fashion, hung himself in his workout room with some workout equipment.
A real class act... A credit to humanity! Lets celebrate that guy!
I guess if you still can stomach saying that the guy was great - you officially take my place as the biggest mark in the world.