While WWE has tried to erase the name of former World Champion Chris Benoit from the wrestling world’s history, his mention still comes up every now and then.
Him name came up again when Booker T held a Q&A session at the Jericho Cruise earlier this week and during the session, he talked about Benoit’s influence on his career.
The WWE Hall Of Famer first said that his best of seven series with Benoit was what put him on the map and claimed that he was the greatest wrestler T ever stepped foot in the ring with:
It’s not talked about a lot, but the matches that put me on the map was with Chris Benoit in the best of seven series, god rest him and his families soul. Chris Benoit was literally, the greatest wrestler that I ever had the pleasure of being inside the ring with. He was one of the best wrestlers, if not, the best to put on a pair of boots. He brought out the best of every guy that got in the ring with him. Anyone who got in the ring with Benoit was a better person when they walked out of the ring, trust me.
Continuing on the topic, Booker T also revealed that they never had to practice their matches in advance and most of the things they did were worked on the fly
For me, as well as Benoit, I never did anything that I had to practice, I never went out to the ring and said ‘Hey, let’s go over this and go over that.’ I felt like I was an artist like Picasso. I want to paint that painting right in front of you (the fans). For me, especially with Benoit, with those seven matches, so much of it was ad-lib, so much of that was going out there and working on the fly and kick each others’ a**es.