Chris Benoit may be the saddest story on the entire list. Benoit was a great wrestler in his time and should always be remembered as much.
Unfortunately, this may not always be the case. The former WWE star was involved in a double murder-suicide in 2007, killing both his wife and small son.
The official report said the incident happened because of Benoit’s steroid abuse. This would cause major backlash in the WWE and would go on to be the catalyst for the WWE’s Wellness Policy testing. Benoit has been blacklisted by the WWE and is no longer spoken of in the office or in the ring.
This is the true travesty of the entire situation. While there can never be excuses for what he did, Benoit deserves to be remembered for his in-ring activity as a Hall of Famer who developed troubles outside of the ring. Hopefully one day the WWE will recognize this as well.