Chris Benoit was one of the most respected performers in WWE until his horrendous actions became public knowledge back in 2007.
Benoit failed to appear as part of WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view which raised alarm bells and when the company sent someone to check on Benoit, they found the bodies of the WWE star, his wife Nancy, and his son Daniel.
It was one of the most shocking moments in WWE history and one that was later revealed to have been down to issues in Benoit’s brain.
Elijah Burke was the final man to face Benoit in the ring in WWE and as part of a recent interview with Wrestling Epicenter, the former WWE star recalled the match.
“One thing Chris was big on, and hindsight is 20/20 on this if I could say, ‘oh, that kind of makes sense’, is just the fact that he said, ‘talk to me out there. I might forget.’ So, after everything that happened, when it came back that he had like the brain of an 80-year-old with Alzheimer’s. That was like, ‘Hmm, that is interesting’.”
“In this business, I was always taught that we should communicate in rings. So, I didn’t think anything of it. That could have been a sign. Chris Benoit asking me to talk to him?”