Jordynne Grace Issues Apology For Recent Comments On Chris Benoit

Jordynne Grace

Jordynne Grace has issued an apology and pledged $5000 to the Concussion Legacy Foundation following her recent comments regarding Chris Benoit.

On July 7th Jordynne Grace sparked controversy online with her comments regarding former WWE Superstar Chris Benoit.

The disgraced former World Champion murdered his wife Nancy and their seven-year-old son Daniel before taking his own life in 2007, in what was one of the darkest incidents in wrestling history. As a result, all references to Benoit were removed from WWE with many fans now unable to watch his old matches.

On Twitter, Grace claimed that Benoit wouldn’t be able to compete with today’s performers and that she had no respect for his legacy as a result of his horrific crimes. She added that he can “burn in hell.”

In reaction to the IMPACT Wrestling star’s comments, Konnan claimed that she had “made an ass of herself” while Chavo Guerrero commented that Grace had “lost a lot of wrestling credibility.”

In a new post on social media, Grace said that was “sorry for her insensitivity and aggravating this already sensitive topic.” The star also appeared on an Instagram live stream with David Benoit to further clear the air. In her statement, Grace also pledged $5000 to the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Last week I made an irresponsible and unnecessary tweet. Regardless of how my personal emotions influence my opinion, I should have recognized the impact my words would have on friends and family close to the situation. I was completely thoughtless in that regard.

Since reflecting this past week, I’ve reached out privately to friends and family that I angered or hurt.

Among those was David Benoit, Chavo Guererro, and Chris Jericho, who are supporting me in the decision to partner and fundraise with the Concussion Legacy Foundation (formerly Sports Legacy Institute). I have pledged $5,000, with the overall campaign goal being $20,000.

I’m acutely aware that the damage has been done. I would never intentionally add onto the suffering of those already dealing with such a traumatic event, and I am sorry for my insensitivity and aggravating this already delicate topic. This is my way of attempting to squeeze something positive out of the negative situation I created. Thank you in advance to everyone who donates.

– Patricia

Grace’s statement has already been praised by the likes of Gail Kim.