Kurt Angle has admitted getting a “little unsettled” that some of the matches he regards as his best have effectively been “erased” as they were against Chris Benoit.
In one of the darkest incidents in wrestling history, Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and their seven-year-old son Daniel before taking his own life in 2007. Since then, WWE has not made any reference to him.
Angle had multiple matches with Benoit during his first run in the company, with many of them being regarded as classics at the time. However, they will understandably never feature in any future programming.
Kurt Angle believes a lot of his own career “erased” by erasing Chris Benoit’s
Speaking on the latest edition of the Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Gold Medallist said that erasing Benoit’s career also erases a lot of his.
“Five of my 10 best matches were with Chris, but obviously they want to keep him under wraps and it’s unfortunate. The thing is, if they erase Chris Benoit’s career, they’re erasing a lot of my career. And that’s where I get a little bit unsettled about it.”
While Angle understands why the company made the decision, he questions how it affects Benoit’s opponents.
“I understand why they did it, but what about the other wrestlers that competed against Chris. You’re taking those matches away, and you’re just not mentioning the name, Chris Benoit. Anytime we have any videos that surface up on WWE television, you’re never going to see Chris.”
While Benoit will never be seen on WWE TV in future, his matches against Angle and others are available on Peacock and the WWE Network.
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