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Former General Manager Thinks Chris Benoit Should Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

Chris Benoit World Heavyweight Champion

• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (April 27, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!

On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Earl’s Court in London, England and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Backlash 2007’ PPV.

Here’s the official card from that night:

1. Kane & Boogeyman vs. Dave Taylor & William Regal

2. Brian Kendrick vs. Deuce

3. MVP vs. Hamlet Macbeth

4. MVP vs. Chris Benoit

5. Michelle McCool vs. Jillian Hall

6. The Undertaker & Batista vs. Fit Finlay & Mr. Kennedy

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• Former General Manager Thinks Chris Benoit Should Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero talked about Chris Benoit, working in WWE & more.

Below are the highlights:

On if Chris Benoit should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:

“It’s a sad situation. I loved Chris Benoit. His family was our family. His wife Nancy, we were close friends and their son Daniel and we were all really close. I wasn’t there when it happened and I don’t understand why it happened, but I still love him.

Aside from all of that he loved us and he respected us. He was a talented wrestler and he had his own legacy, I think that it shouldn’t be ignored and it’s sad how things turned out, but I would like to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame.”

On working in WWE:

“I had the odds against me. I was Eddie’s wife and everybody thought I was being handed the job because he passed away. There were just a lot of things against me so I had to earn my way to have the love from the fans and find a character that was going to work with me.

When they found this character with Edge, it all just started falling into place and we had a good time with it. I think fans hated me because they were thinking ‘How could Eddie’s wife go and work in the WWE after he passed away?’ But I did have a little bit of history of working with him before.”

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