It’s a known fact that WWE has scrapped off Chris Benoit from its history and the company does not even mention the name of the former World Champion in any manner during any WWE Event, televised or otherwise.
However, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle recently broke this taboo and named the former WWE superstar while talking about his various WrestleMania opponents.
Kurt was taking part in a WWE Press Conference to promote the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game while he mentioned Benoit. You can check out a video of the Press Conference below:
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It’s worth noting that Kurt Angle faced Chris Benoit on WrestleMania X-Seven in a singles match where he came out victorious by grabbing his tights and pinning Benoit via a quick roll up.
Currently, it’s not known what is the reaction backstage about Kurt’s comments and whether or not officials are thinking to punish him in any way though we’ll update you on any development