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Jim Ross On The Possibility Of Chris Benoit Being Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

Chris Benoit World Heavyweight Champion

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 19, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1992’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.

The card can be found right here:

– Randy Savage vs. Hercules

– British Bulldog vs. Dusty Daze

– Ric Flair vs. Scrub (From a December 1991 episode)

– Hulk Hogan Interview

– The Legion of Doom vs. Scrubs

– The Nasty Boys vs. Larry Sampson & Bobby Jones

• Jim Ross On The Possibility Of Chris Benoit Being Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

During a recent edition of Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talked about the possibility of Chris Benoit being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:

“I knew Chris very well. He did not like to disrupt, he did not like to become a problem, he was a company guy. How do you explain that, the last 48 hours, you gotta deduct this now, common, but he would have said, ‘I don’t want to go in the Hall of Fame because I will be a distraction.’ And he’s absolutely correct.

There’s no way, in any Hall of Fame, that would induct Chris Benoit, simply because his induction, and the last 48 hours of his life, which is what everybody wants to focus on, they don’t want to focus on Brad Armstrong and Chris Benoit having a hell of a wrestling match at the last Clash of Champions I worked.

They would rather talk about the murder-suicide. That would be the media, the internet, the dirt sheet guy, everybody would be talking about that time. And I don’t think he’d like that, I really don’t believe he’d like it.

Is his skillset good enough to go in the Hall of Fame? Oh my God, yes. Is it all about your skillset? No it’s not.

So I think WWE and anybody else, but WWE specifically because they get the most publicity with their Hall of Fame, would say the same thing. He would be a distraction and unfair to the other talents being inducted and their families.”

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