- Democrats in Connecticut brought in Michael Benoit, the father of Chris Benoit, to speak out against WWE and Linda McMahon at a press conference. Benoit said he was there to “change an industry that is out of control.”
Benoit later said that Vince and Linda McMahon have one reason that motivates them – money. Benoit also said everything the McMahons do is based on public relations. “The only reason that woman wants to go to Washington is to protect the dollars that WWE makes, to head off any attempt to regulate their industry.” said Benoit.
Linda spoke to reporters shortly before Benoit’s press conference and said the motive is clear on why he was speaking out.
“I think Mr. Blumenthal has really tried to focus in only saying that WWE does not treat its performers well, when in fact, WWE treats its performers incredibly well and it wants to make sure that those men and women in the ring are protected,” she said.
“I can truly understand the pain of a father who has not only lost a child but a son who was involved in a heinous crime of killing his wife and his son,” McMahon said to reporters. “I can understand that his feelings are bitter, sad, wants to find answer and would like to also find someone to blame.”
Benoit responded: “Maybe I come off as a bitter father. I’m determined to make change in this industry so we don’t have people dropping dead at the age of 30.”
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