WWE Monday Night RAW

Season 15 Episode 26

Tribute to Chris Benoit

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jun 25, 2007 on USA
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Episode Summary

Tribute to Chris Benoit
Superstars remember Chris Benoit. Highlights from Hard Knocks and Chris' past matches.

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  • The WWE pays tribute to Benoit (albeit in a premature fashion in light of a murder investigation).

    Well the problem wasn't the content, but the context.

    It lasted three hours, had enough of his matches, and tributes for any fan of the guy's work. Nope the real problem was the context, in light of a murder investigation,

    the WWE basically showed insensitivity and irresponsibility in doing this.

    It's easy to get caught in these tributes, but I think after this, the WWE really needs to stop doing them especially when it comes to wrestlers with tragic endings...

    People can make up excuses for the WWE now but really they should have showed more common sense than this. In light of the fact that the WWE likes to glorify the company but does not like to address issues like steroids and drugs the whole tribute thing now that I think about only seeks to deflect the attention away from these issues.

    If they're not going to cover these issues then probably their best course of action was to simply go on with the planned show (they did with ECW so why didn't they do with RAW).moreless
  • This was hastily put together

    I don't blame WWE for doing this, but in hindsight this was a disgusting celebration of a killer! They didn't know that at the time, but now I don't blame them for washing their hands of it. It was painful to watch when I thought he was mudered, if that was the case I would praise the E for it as it had some nice matches..Sadly that is not what happened and now the E is embarassed forever for something they couldn't handle at the time. If he was murdered, this would still fall short as not enough full length matches and not enough tributes, but he wasn't. I feel sorry for those who poured their hearts out to him..I really do.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • As a result of Chris Benoit's involvement in the apparent double murder-suicide of his family, the Stanford, Connecticut-based company will not be distributing this episode of Raw internationally or in local replays. In addition World Wrestling Entertainment has removed Chris Benoit merchandise from http://shopzone.wwe.com, even taking his name out of match descriptions for DVDs.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was supposed to be a tribute to Vince McMahon, but they changed it to a tribute to Chris Benoit after the WWE found out about his death.