Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WWE Erase's Chris Benoit


The WWE is treating Chris Benoit like he never existed; The WWE seemingly erased Chris Benoit from history!

The URLs of nearly every page related to Benoit on the WWE web site have now redirected to the main page, WWE.com. For instance, this URL should be the Benoit bio page, but that page has been discarded. The WWE has also pulled Benoit’s DVD, action figures, and tee shirts from WWEshop.com. Wrestling fans are not stupid they won’t simply forget about all of Chris Benoit accomplishments in wrestling just because the WWE is playing deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to Chris Benoit.

It's obvious why the WWE doesn't want to be associated with Benoit, who killed his wife, his son and himself, but simply pretending he doesn't exist is the wrong way to go about it. A much better approach would be annotating the pages related to Benoit with information about the investigation, and with information about what the WWE has done to cut down on steroid use among its wrestlers. The Benoit story won't go away, and the WWE shouldn't pretend it will.

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