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.
Sadly, His in-ring career and life have been marred by how it ended. On June 25, 2007, Chris Benoit was found dead in his home alongside his wife and 7 year old son. At first, it was a considered a robbery gone wrong but later revealed than Chris Benoit had strangled both his wife and son before committing suicide himself. A lot of reasons have been given as to why this happened ranging from sterioid abuse to untreated concussions with a combination of other drugs.
For such a storied career, it was a sad ending.
List of Accomplishments
World Championship Wrestling
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 Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – 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