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.