Every year when we enter Wrestlemania season fans also always begin to speak of the Hall of Fame who they believe should be inducted in the accompanying years class and who shouldn't. This allows for a tremendous amount of debate and also leaves interest in the Hall of Fame at a high in the beginning and depending on the class it could not subside. But one name a lot of fans have questioned his ability to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is Chris Benoit. Now there isn't a fan in the wrestling world that doesn't know what Benoit did and how his life ended. However, in one fell swoop any hope of him being inducted went away on that day too.
The reason for this is imagine close your eyes and imagine the announcement coming down on WWE TV that Chris Benoit will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Now imagine how much of a field day that the mainstream media will have with the idea that the WWE is inducting a suspected murder into their Hall of Fame. I know that Benoit does deserve to be a Hall of Famer due to his accomplishments in the ring and if we could split his life in the ring and out of it I think he'd be in already, but doing that isn't possible.
Fact is a Benoit induction would be a media nightmare for the WWE and would overshadow an event that is suppose to be a joyous occasion to honor the legends on yesteryear. Overall, I think Benoit being in a class would be a bad idea, but I wonder if they could get around inducting him by inducting the Pegasus Kid instead. Chris should be a Hall of Famer, but in the end due to the media's interest in bad news over real news and mainstream outlets salivating tearing down reputable companies for one mistake; I honestly don't think Benoit will ever be in the Hall of Fame.
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