Is Chris Benoit Featured In The New WWE Encyclopedia? - Author Comments
|By Daniel Pena | June 02, 2012 | Comments|
When asked via Twitter whether the new edition will have a Benoit section, Sullivan responded, "Yes, he does."
Vince McMahon stated during a 2009 interview with WWE Magazine for "The Untold History of the WWE" issue that it is okay to acknowledge Benoit within a historical context but not in a promotional manner.
"It's not right to pretend he didn't exist," he said when asked whether Benoit's history can be acknowledged by WWE. "It's one thing to include him as part of a historical perspective, which I believe is okay, and it's another thing to promote him, which is not okay.
"The situation is very similar to that of O.J. Simpson—despite his controversy, O.J. was still a part of the NFL scene. You can't deny that he existed."
Over a three-day period ending on June 24, 2007. Benoit killed his wife, Nancy Benoit, strangled his seven-year-old son, Daniel, and subsequently committed suicide by hanging.
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