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Posted On December 27, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

Does Chris Benoit Deserve To Be in the WWE Hall of Fame?

World Wrestling Entertainment is a global enterprise. An enterprise always looks to keep the image of the company clean, and thus protect the brand from any harmful events that take place. Recently, for Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign, all offending WWE YouTube videos have been removed, and the product has taken a considerably low dip, yet she lost. But that’s not the topic at hand today. WWE has the power to make a man famous, and build their reputation, but it can also bring down a man’s reputation and make theRead More
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Chris Benoit is a subject I have considered writing about for a long long time. I haven’t done, for no other reason than I thought it just didn’t warrant any more talk or opinions, thoughts or views, but the above video, linked on Facebook by my Mentor Justin Richards convinced me to share my thoughts. I met Chris in 2004. At the Blue Bloods Wrestling Academy in Atlanta, GA. Along with Dave Taylor and William Regal we had been training at the facility for almost a week under the tutelegeRead More
Kevin Nash
Grantland.com published a lengthy article last week on the life and controversial wrestling career of Kevin Nash with the six-time world champion notably reiterating his stance on “Vanilla Midgets,” a dismissive term he used behind-the-scenes in the late ’90s in World Championship Wrestling to describe small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers such as Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Nash said the professional wrestling industry died at WrestleMania XX when the pay-per-view event concluded with Benoit and Guerrero—both of whom were under six-feet-tall—reigning atop as world champions and emotionally celebrating. Guerrero’s brother, ChavoRead More
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- Vickie Guerrero posted the following on Twitter in response to Kevin Nash’s recent comments about Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero: “Comments from @realkevinnash, “inlaws”, or anyone else about Eddie, me, or my girls, just shows how insecure & unhappy they live” – WWE RAW General Manager AJ Lee wrote the following about WWE’s new Saturday morning TV show, indicating that she may have a role on it. Ash Ketchum is apparently a character from Pokemon: “August 25: ‘WWE Saturday Morning Slam’ premieres at 10 am on @MyVortexx on theRead More
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. In this entry, Ross focused primarily on Kevin Nash’s recent controversial comments about the pro wrestling industry “dying” at WrestleMania 20, which culminated with Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero celebrating in the ring as the company’s top champions. Here are some highlights of what Jim Ross said about the situation: “I’m an old school guy who thinks that wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes and that the final, final decreeRead More
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Grantland.com published a lengthy article Tuesday on the life and controversial wrestling career of Kevin Nash with the six-time world champion notably reiterating his stance on “Vanilla Midgets,” a dismissive term he used behind-the-scenes in the late ’90s in World Championship Wrestling to describe small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers such as Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Nash said the professional wrestling industry died at WrestleMania XX when the pay-per-view event concluded with Benoit and Guerrero—both of whom were under six-feet-tall—reigning atop as world champions and emotionally celebrating. Chris Jericho, who workedRead More
Kevin Nash
Grantland.com has published a lengthy article on the life and controversial wrestling career of Kevin Nash, who has begun to gain traction in Hollywood. A notable point in the article has the six-time world champion reiterating his stance on “Vanilla Midgets,” a dismissive term he used as booker in the late ’90s in World Championship Wrestling to describe small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers who didn’t project larger than life personalities but were beloved by fans, such as Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko. “Big Sexy” feels the professional wrestling industryRead More
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Insane Clown Posse has released the music video for “Chris Benoit,” a single from their upcoming album “Mighty Death Pop” scheduled for release on August 14, 2012.Read More

Posted On July 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Why Hogan Was Written Off TV, Angle Compares Joe To Benoit, More

- TNA wrestler Crimson was on WREG-TV in Memphis, TN this morning promoting Saturday night’s BaseBrawl event at AutoZone Park. – During the latest Impact Wrestling Post Show, Kurt Angle noted that Samoa Joe is very similar to Chris Benoit. “[Samoa] Joe and I know how to trade off submissions really well,” Angle said. “I compare Joe… he’s a much bigger type of Chris Benoit, he had that ability. He knows how to trade off submissions, he knows a lot of submissions. I enjoy wrestling Joe because it’s such aRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Natalya Congratulates New WWE Diva, Top 50 WWE RAW Matches

- Natalya congratulated Sara Del Rey for signing with WWE, tweeting her, “@thesaradelrey great things come to those who wait!!! We’ve come a long way from Japan:).” – WWE has released a list on WWE.com of the top 50 matches in RAW history. The top three matches are: 3. Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid (July 11, 1994) 2. Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect: Loser leaves WWE (Jan 25, 2003) 1. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels (April 23, 2007) Although his name was not mentioned, WWE also picked up on aRead More
- WWE has apparently removed an offensive lyric from an entrance theme which trivializes the degenerative disorder Parkinson’s disease. The entrance theme for The Prime Time Players—Darren Young and Titus O’Neil—”Move (Get It In)” by Woo Child features the lyric: “Okay I get it shaking like Parkinson’s… I’m the one.. Break it down down til the party’s done.” It would appear that WWE has cut out the mention of Parkinson’s from the song’s lyrics as it was inaudible during Young and O’Neil’s appearances on Monday’s Raw SuperShow and last week’sRead More
- This weekend marks the five-year anniversary of the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide that occurred over a three-day period ending on June 24, 2007. He murdered his wife and son before hanging himself. Two former WCW stars went on Twitter to remember their late friend. Perry Saturn: “Another one of those horrible anniversaries. Chris was a great friend and I miss him.” Scotty Riggs: “Many wrestling fans remember this weekends 5 yr anniversary in their own way, I chose to miss my friends Chris, Nancy & Daniel … All RIP.”Read More

Posted On June 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Advertised For RAW, Chris Benoit Anniversary, WWE-Mexico

- Local advertisements are promoting Triple H for this Monday’s RAW Supershow from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. As previously reported, Chris Jericho will be returning on this Monday’s episode. – This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the Chris Benoit murder-suicide. – As of June 18th, WWE RAW in Mexico has been airing live on Channel 5. RAW was previously airing on a two-hour tape delay and was also edited down to 90 minutes.Read More
Speaking to The Fight Club Chicago, former WCW and ECW star Scotty Riggs weighed in on the Chris Benoit double murder and suicide and why he believes that Vince McMahon feels Benoit is a blackeye to WWE. “I still believe that what happened, the tragedy with Chris and Nancy and Daniel… I knew them well,” said Riggs. ” “[I] Used to eat dinner with Chris and he would get on his cell phone and he would be on the phone with Nancy and he would give me the phone andRead More
WWE has attempted to distance themselves from Chris Benoit since his career and life ended in a murder–suicide on June 24, 2007. With the exception of his results and listings in WWE.com’s title history (though summaries of his title reigns have been removed), and select content published when he was alive, he is generally not acknowledged by the sports entertainment organization. All mentions of Benoit have been removed from archived footage broadcast on WWE Classics On Demand whenever possible. Matches and other footage involving Benoit have appeared very sparingly onRead More
- A venue that hosts UFC events on a regular basis, the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas will hold the WWE Raw Supershow on Monday, July 16th, 2012. – The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Hustler magazine in a case against the family of Nancy Toffolini Benoit. The magazine had published 24-year-old nude photos of Nancy after she was murdered by husband Chris Benoit in 2007. The magazine claimed that they could print the photos because they were newsworthy, while the family argued that theyRead More
– As previously reported, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shot a fight scene with TNA Wrestling star Kurt Angle on Saturday for the upcoming 2013 black comedy film Pain & Gain. Johnson then tweeted a photo of himself with Angle and film director Michael Bay on Monday with the caption reading: “The Peoples Champ, The Maestro Michael Bay, The Olympic Gold Medalist.” — WWE will hold a Raw SuperShow on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 12, 2012. —Read More
When WCW released it’s “Clash of Champions” DVD, I wasn’t even born yet. I know nothing of WCW, which required me to research it. What your about to read is a recap of a match that I am seeing for the first time. What better way to write? After watching various matches, I stumbled upon one that blew me away from the opening bell. While I knew nothing of the time period, I did know one of the participants. Knowing wrestling history, it’s hard not to. His name is ChrisRead More
– TNA Wrestling filmed a music video on Friday for James Storm’s entrance theme “Longnecks & Rednecks” with country music artists Montgomery Gentry and Cowboy Troy. Company officials plan to push Storm’s song to country music radio stations in order to build awareness for the TNA star. — TNA Wrestling will hold live events this Thursday in Covington, Kentucky, Friday in Corbin, Kentucky, and Saturday in Pikeville, Kentucky. — Sarita celebrated her thirty-third birthday Sunday in Japan with a victory over Nanae Takahashi and Miho Wakizawa in a tag teamRead More