Stone Cold Steve Austin Shares His Thoughts on Why Chris Benoit Will Never be in the WWE Hall of Fame
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.21.2013
Benoit's actions will forever overshadow his accomplishments...
Speaking on his PodcastOne.com show, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin recently gave his thoughts on the late Chris Benoit and if he should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Below are some highlights with Austin's thoughts on the subject:
Austin's thoughts on Chris Benoit: "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."
Austin on Chris Benoit's actions and why he'll never be in the WWE Hall of Fame: "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."