Despite having been dead for well over a decade, Chris Benoit’s name is among those listed in a lawsuit being brought forward by former TNA and WWE developmental wrestler Trenesha Biggers, better known as Rhaka Khan to wrestling fans.
Benoit took his own life and that of his wife and son back in 2007, so it comes as quite a shock that Khan has listed him among the defendants she claims “conspired to kidnap the plaintiff and her children.”
According to a report from PWInsider, Khan filed the lawsuit back in October of 2022, and while there was no movement on the case for months, she was authorized to proceed back in February provided she pre-paid the courts costs associated.
Texas court records indicate that Khan has a bench warrant out for her arrest stemming from her failure to appear in court in December of 2022 where she was going to be charged with interfering in child custody and “aggravated kidnapping facilitate,” which means she’s alleged to have violated a court custody order. This is considered a felony and could mean up to two years in prison if she’s convicted.
Khan’s lawsuit mentions the fact that she was taken to Riker’s Island after she was arrested in 2001, and she alleges that no evidence was given regarding her extradition. Because her children were removed from her custody, she alleges that the judge hearing her case ordered for her to be released, but that law enforcement agencies “failed to intervene” when her children were “kidnapped.”
The former wrestler also claims that “the terroristic tactics, actions and events” have had a detrimental effect on her ability to find work and “destroyed her professional wrestling career.” She is seeking $3 billion in damages.
Rhaka Khan Lists Chris Benoit, Nikki Garcia, And Others In Her Lawsuit
For reasons not entirely clear, Khan’s lawsuit lists the following defendants who she claims conspired to kidnap her children, including numerous WWE and ex-WWE stars:
- The State of Texas
- The El Paso Child Protective Services
- The FBI
- The NYPD
- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- New York ACS
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc
- Shirley Police Department
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Suffolk County NY
- The Rock
- The Miz & Maryse
- Heath Miller (Heath Slater)
- Nikki Garcia (Nikki Bella)
- Chris Benoit
- Mark Jindrak
- Panda Energy
- Home Depot
- Florida Championship Wrestling
- Steve Keirn
- The National Wrestling Alliance
- Billy Corgan
- Deep South Wrestling
- Bank of America
- Michael Jordan
- “Several Universities”
- Jim Cornette
- Mick Foley
- Con Edison
- “Countless others”
As of April 20th, none of the defendants in the lawsuit had been served.
Jim Cornette reacted to the news of the lawsuit on a recent episode of his podcast.