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3 Ruthless Aggression Era stars who may headline the WWE Hall of Fame and 2 who may not

Divesh Merani
Modified 22 Feb 2020, 15:37 IST

#4 Chris Benoit (Won't)

An incredible legacy whitewashed, just like that.
An incredible legacy whitewashed, just like that.

Well, this is an obvious one. Chris Benoit became a household name in the early 2000s, but he cemented himself as a main eventer during the heart of the Ruthless Aggression Era, in 2004. His victories in that year's Royal Rumble Match and the main event of WrestleMania 20 were incredible, but they will never be the same again.

Unfortunately, the entire saga in June 2007 will forever put an asterisk on everything that Benoit has done. WWE has not mentioned him since then, and rightfully so. Despite the amazing career he had, Benoit should not be celebrated.

Had those terrible events not transpired, there is no doubt that Chris Benoit would be revered today as one of the most legendary figures in wrestling history. He probably would have headlined the WWE Hall of Fame as well. But this prevents Benoit from ever entering it, let alone headline the ceremony.

After all, it is difficult to separate Chris Benoit the performer from Chris Benoit the man.

Published 22 Feb 2020, 15:37 IST
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