David Benoit, the 26-year old son of the late Chris Benoit, is looking to follow his father’s footsteps as a professional wrestler – though not necessarily in the same company.
David was a guest recently on the “Pro and Bro Wrestling Podcast” of Fred Rosser, otherwise known as WWE’s Darren Young.
According to David, he has been trained as a wrestler and is hoping to get a chance to work in All Elite Wrestling.
David was present during the Starrcast event in Las Vegas and was spotted sitting ringside during the AEW pay-per-view Double or Nothing. He also attended the AEW All Out weekend that was held in Chicago where he saw one of his dad’s old friends Dean Malenko.
Malenko left WWE early this year, where he had been a backstage producer for several years, to go work for AEW.
He has done some training with another old friend of his dad’s, Lance Storm, having spent time at his wrestling school in Calgary.
“I want to go to AEW one hundred percent,” declared David when asked about his hopes for a professional wrestling career.
“I love AEW, I love what they do for the boys. They take care of them,” he added.
David even has an idea of what he would do for his AEW debut. It would involve a sneak attack on an AEW talent, maybe yet another of his dad’s old friends, Chris Jericho. He would love to make his debut by putting someone in the crossface submission hold that his dad made famous.
With regards to his relationship with WWE however, it seems things are less than fine as David claimed that he is no longer allowed to be backstage during events. David had previously attended many shows and posted photos of himself at those events. However, it can be noted that, the last time David was spotted at a WWE event was back in March – where he was wearing an AEW jacket.