Austin Talks Chris Benoit, Says He Will Never Be In WWE’s HOF

Posted by on Saturday, December 21st, 2013


- During a recent podcast, Steve Austin was asked his thoughts on Chris Benoit going into the WWE Hall of Fame. Austin replied:

“Well first and foremost, what I think about Chris Benoit is that guy was one of the most nicest guys I ever met in my life. He’s one of the most talented, hard working cats I’d ever seen in the squared circle. Anybody who knew Chris would tell you those exact two things. That guy loved the damn wrestling business, he was born to be a wrestler and was absolutely phenomenal. Drawing a lot of his influence from The Dynamite Kid, he blazed a path as the Pegasus Kid and his legacy as The Crippler Chris Benoit was just one hellacious career.”

“One night, Chris ended up killing his wife and his kid. That is an act so terrible and horrible I can’t even comprehend or guess as to what happened in that house. That will always overshadow any accomplishment Chris had in the ring. He’ll never be in the Hall of Fame, it will just never happen. His career will speak for itself but his record as a human being, his first and foremost, and those actions will never be forgotten. That’s my feelings on that, we don’t even need to talk about the Hall of Fame. Speaking for myself, Chris Benoit as the person I knew, loved him. Chris Benoit as a wrestler, loved him. Chris Benoit as the person who did what he did, unforgivable. Bottom line.”

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  • Dmoney202

    I agree with austin!!!!!!!!!!

    • Eyam Ova-Urazis

      He pretty much summed it up, didn’t he? Basically, if anybody ever asks ANYBODY about Benoit, they can say “refer to Steve Austin’s answer”.

  • Mike Arienti

    Not only what Austin said, but putting Benoit in WWE’s Hall of Fame sends a message that WWE rewards murderers.

    • Mitchell Nance

      They’ve already “rewarded” a rapist.

      • Kinzu

        They rewarded Ric Flair twice and that guy is an absolute train wreck. Benoit’s biggest issue though is he is viewed as the murderer of his son. People don’t forgive when you kill an innocent child.

  • Jason Campolo

    all bull shit no one knows what happened if he did it or not some say he didn;t he came home and they was dead and he could not take it and killed him self i was not there so i can;t say no one can but what he did in the ring he should be in the hof cause he was the best and he would out wrestle everyone in the wwe if they didn;t hold him down

    • Kinzu

      Kinda have to agree. I have not seen any evidence that proves how all the deaths happened. It’s just widely speculated and accepted that Chris did the killing before taking his own life.

      • Lawrence Crayton

        Are you guys high. HE KILLED HIS WIFE AND SON. I don’t care what he did in the ring….that was acting. What he did to his family is far too real. You can have your conspiracy theories or what not, but in the end, 3 lives were lost because of 1 ACTOR. The guy that killed his wife and son is nothing but a cold blooded killer who had one helluva acting career. To put him in the hall of fame is disrespectful to the family. How would YOU feel if that was YOUR sister and nephew and they put the guy who did it in the highest honorable place for a wrestler….you would feel disgraced. Out of respect for the family that lost a sister, an aunt, a nephew, a cousin….Chris Benoit Shouldn’t even be mentioned as a wrestler…he is and will forever be a killer.

        • Kinzu

          A few of the facts just leave to much doubt for me to fully buy into the theory that he killed everyone though.

          He was talking to Chavo on his home phone Friday night when he left to answer the door. Chavo describes what he thought sounded like a scuffle, and then the phone went dead. Who was at the door? If it was a fight between Nancy and Benoit why didn’t Chavo describe hearing that? You would think he could pick out her voice being such a close friend.

          The next part that bugs me is that they never found his cell phone. I’ve tried looking this one up and can’t find anything that says they found it. He used this phone Friday night to call Chavo back, Saturday to call several people as well as send out text, and of course on Sunday to let people know his address. Yet the phone was not found at the scene of the crime? What did he do then drive off and dispose of it before returning home to kill himself? That seems a bit unreasonable.

          He is still the most likely suspect, but the way the investigation was done just seemed very poor. It was like the police just went well we have 3 dead bodies and it looks like murder suicide nothing more to do here. What if Nancy killed their son? Does the change the perspective on these events? Doesn’t make Chris less of a murderer but would people blame him for snapping? I know as a parent of a small child if someone killed them and was standing right in front of me laws and reason might not find their way to my head fast enough.

          The unfortunate part is what ever did happen is likely to never be known so we are all left to accept the version of the story we were giving. That version paints a very bad light on Chris, and it’s one that will always out shine his career.

          • Jason Campolo

            i agree with u i think it was her ex hubby cause like u said he texted a few people sunday night and said he had trouble to dean but yet they never found his cell what that tell u all he was framed

        • Jason Campolo

          how do u know he did it was u there to see it no u was not i am not saying he did or didn;t we was not there how we know what happen

  • DomDoner

    Vince mcmahon killed benoit beano and framed kevein sullivan WAS GOING to vince raped nancy daniel was mcmahon shane brother

  • DomDoner

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    IMPEACH Obama Harry Reid Senate we changed our mind

  • DomDoner

    Beano is in my HOF hofame

  • Duane Freeman

    So let me get this straight.. How are they even blaming Chris for what happened? Really if you are going to blame anyone how about the doctors whom he should have been seeing way before this whole situation with his death. Let me guess no one knows that Christ actually was dealing with and I quote by:

    Julian Bailes, the head of neurosurgery at West Virginia University, who stated, “Benoit’s brain was so severely damaged it resembled the brain of an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient.” So in other words they are not going to let him be in the hall of fame because what? Because he was mentally ill? Oh great one that should win some votes you WWE.

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