A former AEW star took Jordynne Grace to task after she made controversial comments about Chris Benoit on social media.
IMPACT Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace made waves when she claimed that disgraced former WWE Superstar Chris Benoit wouldn’t be able to compete with the Superstars of today. Grace added that Benoit should burn in hell.
One social media user pointed out how people try to separate Benoit’s in-ring work from his horrific act in 2007 when he took the lives of his wife Nancy and their seven year old son Daniel before taking his own life. Grace tweeted the following in response:
“This is gonna be the coldest take I ever tweet on this app. I already know y’all gonna be mad. I don’t think Benoit could 100% hang with most of the present day best wrestlers. He would not be able to remember matches. Also may he burn in hell, amen”
When people replied to the tweet praising Benoit for his in-ring skill, she continued, making it clear that she can’t separate the man behind the 2007 tragedy from the performer he was in the ring.
“Proving a point: I said something very lightly critical about him. People jump to defend him. He should NEVER be defended. Dude lost that right when he gave his 7 year old Xanax and strangled him while he was already unconscious.”
In response, former AEW and WWE star Chavo Guerrero, who was close friends with Benoit prior to his passing, said that the Knockouts Champion had lost credibility with her comments.
“I think @JordynneGrace just lost a lot of wrestling credibility from some of her comments.”
Chavo Guerrero’s uncle Eddie Guerrero was famously Chris Benoit’s closest friend, and his tragic passing in 2005 is said to have taken a huge toll on Benoit, leading him down a dark path mentally.