• “May he burn in hell” – Former IMPACT Wrestling Champion On Chris Benoit
Whenever the name of Chris Benoit comes up in a conversation, it always leads to a heated exchange between the fans.
A fan recently tweeted:
“It’s always wild listening to wrestlers discuss Chris Benoit in a professional context cause they always be sure to note they aren’t excusing what happened before praising his in-ring stuff for 10 minutes.
Except New Jack.”
Former IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace then replied:
“This is gonna be the coldest take I ever tweet on this app. I already know y’all gonna be mad.
I don’t think Benoit could 100% hang with most of the present day best wrestlers. He would not be able to remember matches. Also may he burn in hell, amen 🙏🏼
Proving a point: I said something very lightly critical about him. People jump to defend him. He should NEVER be defended. Dude lost that right when he gave his 7 year old Xanax and strangled him while he was already unconscious.”
A fan then replied:
“Removing the CTE, you don’t think Benoit in his prime could keep up with the best of today? May I ask what the rational behind that is?”
“Maybe I’m biased because he murdered his family, idk. Probably just me. I think we should all hate him and disregard his entire body of work. But again. That’s just my take.
I always found it revolting to see people praise his wrestling after what he did.”
TNA Hall Of Famer & former WWE Women’s Champion Gail Kim tweeted:
“Controversial for sure. I disagree though with the take of hanging with the best of the best of today. He most certainly could and I saw someone comment Kurt Angle couldn’t either. He would mop the floor with everyone.”
Grace then replied:
“I just personally can’t separate the person from the wrestler.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 6, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Fully Loaded 1998: In Your House’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Brawl 4 All: Savio Vega vs. Brakkus
2. Ken Shamrock vs. Jeff Jarrett
3. Bradshaw vs. Vader
4. D.O.A. vs. The Headbangers
5. D’Lo Brown vs. Terry Funk
6. Brawl 4 All: Darren Drozdov vs. Road Warrior Hawk
7. Val Venis vs. Dustin Runnels
8. Ken Shamrock vs. Mabel
9. No.1 Contenders Match: The Undertaker vs. Mankind