Big WWE News: Benoit Ban Dropped for WWE Network

chris-benoit-tito-santana-2-cold-scorpioBenoit with Tito Santana and 2 Cold Scorpio

Since June 2007, WWE has understandably distanced themselves from former World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit, who infamously murdered his wife, Nancy, and his son, Daniel, before taking his own life nearly seven years ago. Since that dark day in wrestling history, Benoit has been edited out of anything and everything WWE, from DVD productions to video packages, title histories, and everything in between. However, WWE has slowly been relaxing their ‘anti-Benoit’ policy over recent years, allowing Benoit to appear on their DVD releases (albeit in multi-person matches), but according to F4WOnline.com, WWE is taking a new approach on the ‘Benoit Ban’ with the upcoming WWE Network. The company has made the bold decision to allow Benoit’s matches and appearances to be aired, in their entirety, on the WWE Network, although there will be an advisory attached to any footage of “The Crippler” that will be shown on the network. The WWE Network is expected to launch around WrestleMania XXX in April with an official announcement expected to be coming as soon as this Wednesday.

Should WWE drop the Benoit Ban? Post your comments in the box below.

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  • Skyler

    YES! Finally, Benoit has his date with immortality! Benoit might have murdered his family, but he was mentally challenged! He didn’t do it on purpose, I mean he LOVED his family! Watch him win the World Heavyweight Championship and hug his son and wife out of love. He loved his family, he did nothing wrong, and finally, he is being allowed back! Next step: to the hall of fame!

    • xVPx

      Not a chance in hell. No way is Benoit getting ANYWHERE near the Hall of Fame. EVER. This isn’t a thing WWE can relax on. Even if the Hall of Fame were legitimate. The HoF as it is right now is a circlejerk and holds no true legitimacy. Whether or not a mental breakdown caused him to kill his wife and child, it doesn’t take away from the fact that he murdered his wife and child.

      A moment of madness can cause you to do anything, but the blame lies solely with you. And if you don’t believe that, then you’re foolish. Besides, let’s be honest here. Benoit brought the state of his brain upon himself by doing very little to protect himself doing the Swandive Headbutt that he became famous for. So y’know. There’s that.

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