Chris Benoit was one of the best pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He made his mark all over the world in various pro wrestling companies. Sadly, the tragic way his life ended soured any legacy he left in the ring.

Chris Benoit worked very hard to finally make it to the top of the mountain in WWE. He beat Triple H and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 20 to win the World Heavyweight Championship in a feel-good moment for fans and peers alike.

Benoit’s rivalry with Kurt Angle was also well received by fans. This includes his match with Kurt Angle at the 2003 Royal Rumble. While speaking on a recent episode of Gold Medal Q&A w/ Kurt Angle on AdFreeShows.com, Angle revealed that Vince McMahon allowed Benoit to receive a 15-minute standing ovation.

“It was my best performance by far,” said Angle. “That match was magic. Chris and I lit up that night. As a matter of fact, when the match was over I won. I remained champion. Team Angle carried me off and Vince McMahon allowed Boston fans to get on their feet and give Chris a standing ovation for 15 minutes during the pay-per-view. So he was wasting time but the match was that good that Vince McMahon just decided to let that guy soak it in and that speaks volumes about the kind of match it was.”

Chris Benoit will never be in the WWE Hall of Fame, and he was washed from WWE History. After taking the lives of his wife and son before ending his own life, Benoit was seen as a monster, but he was also one of the best pro wrestlers alive during his time on this earth.

When it comes to Kurt Angle, he also doesn’t rule out making an in-ring return. We’ll have to see if Kurt Angle really returns or not. Fans would love to see him compete in one more match.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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