Born on May 21, 1967, in Montreal, Canada, Chris Benoit would later become an icon and legend in the professional wrestling community in North America and worldwide.
Throughout the 1990s, he was primarily considered one of the most famous in professional wrestling – as opposed to Olympic wrestling – a community of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
From an early age, he was familiar with and exposed to professional wrestlers’ training and lifestyle in the Hart Family Dungeon. Benoit, at some points in the past, was trained by both Stu Hart and Bret Hart.
Then in June 2007, everything turned upside down. Chris Benoit changed from being one of the greats in professional wrestling to a brutal killer whose victims were his wife Nancy and Daniel’s son.
After the double-murder, Benoit hung himself to die. Following the case’s conclusion, Chris Benoit’s name, career, and achievements have been essentially erased from WWE network businesses and website.
10 /10 Long Carrier
Over 15 years since WCW debut in 1992, Chris Benoit became a top performer and was among the most prolific wrestlers.
He frequently appeared under three of the most prominent organizations in the game, including WCW, ECW, and WWE. When it comes to tactical style, any keen observer would know that he was an accomplished athlete.
His professional wrestling career in various well-known organizations, including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan-Pro Wrestling, WCW, ECW, and WWF. Throughout his career, Benoit earned in total 22 major titles.
9 /10 Headbutt Act
His signature move was the “Flying Headbutt,” in which he would launch himself from one of the ring’s corner turnbuckles, jumping down into the ring to hit his opponent head first. It was an act that spectators expected him to do.
In addition to the many times Benoit’s head was hit by a chair or other solid objects in and around the ring, those headbutts would prove to bring severe consequences to his mental health later on.
Ideally, his head and brain should have been closely monitored for injuries, but they weren’t.