Vickie Guerrero wants former WWE star Chris Benoit inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Benoit, a former two-time World Champion, was one of the more popular talents on the wrestling scene back in the day and is considered to be one of the all-time greats. However, tragedy struck in June of 2007, when the then 40-year-old passed away through his own doing after sending his wife and son the same route.
It has been suggested that this was all due to depression and brain damage brought on by repeated concussions. And, while Benoit is still remembered fondly by many, he is also viewed as a villain by a huge section, perhaps understandably so.
Guerrero, though, went through a traumatizing time herself after losing husband Eddie Guerrero - a close friend of Benoit's - to a heart failure two years prior to Benoit's passing. And she says she'd like to see the man who coined the term "Toothless Aggression" inducted into WWE's HOF.
“It’s a sad situation. I loved Chris Benoit. His family was our family. His wife Nancy, we were close friends and their son Daniel and we were all really close," she told WSVN-TV Entertainment's Chris Van Vliet in a recent interview. "I wasn’t there when it happened and I don’t understand why it happened but I still love him.
"Aside from all of that he loved us and he respected us. He was a talented wrestler and he had his own legacy and I think that it shouldn’t be ignored and it’s sad how things turned out but I would like to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
What This Means
This is probably a tough one for WWE. While the company's heads would love to have one of their best-ever performers immortalized as a HOF entry, it would likely bring about some controversy.
Whether they do it or not is left to be seen but the feeling is they'll stretch it out as long as they can.
Transcription credit: 411Mania