David Benoit, the son of former professional wrestler, Chris Benoit, sat down for an interview with Chris Van Vliet and discussed his future of following in the career footsteps of his now deceased father. The interview took an interesting turn when the topic of his father’s controversial death arose, when asked about the fact that WWE has erased nearly all trace of Chris Benoit.
Chris Benoit has been a hotly debated topic ever since his death in 2007, prior to his death he was regarded as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time, putting on some of the most enjoyable matches in WWE history that made you believe what you were watching was 100% real. Yet, it all took a turn for the worst when Chris was found dead and suspected of commiting a double murder suicide, killing both his child and wife before hanging himself. Ever since then, WWE has had a very strict wellness test policy, that only became more strict after his death, and WWE has attempted to erase Chris Benoit’s name from nearly everything, as it is a case of bad publicity.
“I would like the WWE to remember him. At least for the good times. I want him in the Hall of Fame.” David Benoit said in the interview. When the interviewer tossed up the idea of perhaps in 20-30 years, David just said, “Working on it.“
The interview then discussed the conspiracy theories that sprung up from the whole controversial incident.
“Conspiracy theories are just a joke, Kevin Sullivan didn’t do anything, you know? We looked into that and never had the police look into him, so yeah. I didn’t want to believe it. I thought someone broke into the house or some s— and did it, but apparently there was a scuffle at the door. That’s what I heard.”
“I thought it was a joke when I first found out,” he said “I was in Edmonton doing a fundraising thing with my sister. My mom got a call from RCMP telling her to come down (to Georgia). My mom told me. My grandfather (Chris’ father) went down (to Georgia). He was in control of it. My mom couldn’t do it because she had to take care of me and my sister. He was in control of the estate and the lawyers.”
David then stated that it took several months to even begin to come to terms with what had happened, or even the notion of what his father did.