Chris Benoit was a highly decorated Canadian wrestler who wrestled in WCW, ECW and Ultimately WWE. He was considered one of the greatest technical wrestlers and compared to the likes of Bret Hart and Kurt Angle. Like many Canadian wrestlers of his era, he idolized the famous wrestling Hart family and trained in the infamous "Hart Dungeon" under the guiding influence of Stu Hart.
No one can deny how great Chris Benoit was. His ability to be technical and have high-impact moves was unparalleled. His nicknames, 'The Rabib Wolverine' or 'The Canadian Crippler' was fitting of a man of his abilities. His mic skills were limited but his in-ring ability was amazing.
Unfortunately, the last few moments of his life will go on to define Chris Benoit’s sports
entertainment legacy. Despite the fact that he murdered his wife and son and then hanged himself
in 2007, Chris Benoit had a celebrated career leading up to the fateful night.
After stints in NJPW and a short lived run in WCW, Benoit would find his footing in ECW where he
was dubbed ‘The Crippler’, a name he would use through his career. Benoit would return to WCW as
a part of the Cruiserweight division. He would then become a part of the Four Horsemen stable with
During his time in WCW, Chris Benoit would feud with Kevin Sullivan and his storyline affair with
Nancy Sullivan would turn into a real life love affair. Chris Benoit and Kevin Sullivan would then feud
over a variety of matches, making their real life animosity into a WCW storyline.
Chris Benoit would move over to WWE where he would arrive in a group known as The Radicalz, also
containing Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn. He would have a fantastic run in the
company, even becoming the World Heavyweight Champion during his time in the company. Benoit
even won the 2004 Royal Rumble match and became the first man since Shawn Michaels to do so,
after entering at Number 1.
Chris Benoit was in the main event of WrestleMania XX where he forced Triple H to tap out. Chris
Benoit would be in the ECW brand at the time of his unfortunate demise.
- November 22, 1985
- Chris Benoit
- The Pegasus Kid
- Wild Pegasus
- 220 lb (100 kg)
Place of Birth:
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- crippler crossface
- diving headbutt
- The hat trick(triple german suplex)
- Bruce Hart, New Japan Pro-Wrestling
- ECW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dean Malenko
- Feud of the Year (2004) vs. Triple H
- Match of the Year (2004) vs. Shawn Michaels and Triple H at WrestleMania XX
- Wrestler of the Year (2004)
- Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2004
- Ranked No. 69 of the top 500 greatest wrestlers in the "PWI Years" in 2003
- Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Ben Bassarab (1), Keith Hart (1), Lance Idol (1), and Biff Wellington (1)
- Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame
- WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WCW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Dean Malenko (1) and Perry Saturn (1)
- WCW World Television Championship (3 times)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- Seventh WCW Triple Crown Champion
- World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time, inaugural) – with Kurt Angle
- WWE United States Championship (3 times)
- WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship (4 times)
- WWF/World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Chris Jericho (1) and Edge (2)
- Royal Rumble (2004)
- WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament (2002) – with Kurt Angle
- Twelfth Triple Crown Champion
- June 24, 2007 (aged 40)
Cause of death:
- Suicide by hanging
People also ask
Why did Chris Benoit die?
When did Chris Benoit die?
24 June 2007
How much is Chris Benoit worth?
Chris Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler who had a net worth of $500 thousand.
Who was Chris Benoit's wife?
Where did Chris Benoit die?
Fayetteville, Georgia, United States