Thursday, 27 September 2012
How Can You Call Him A Hero? By Stuart Rodgers
What promted me to write this blog myself was when all said and done, the writer doesn't think the wrestlers career should be forgotten about as WWE have erased all mentions of the person in question on their websites etc and they make sure on any DVD's that come out he is not mentioned or shown. And what really got me was the writer stands by the fact this wrestler was a 'wrestling legend' and a 'hero' to them. This for me is just awful, as a father myself the thoughts of that day remain one of the worst times I mean even if I wasn't a wrestling fan I'd still find this appalling and I'm sure the world outside of wrestling did just that.
In short, this wrestler had numerous tests and was said to have been in a bad state of mind through various concussions and head trauma but still, this person being wiped from the history books is the RIGHT thing to do in my eyes and for someone to state this person is a 'hero' to them I find disturbing.
Here are some of the responses on the article itself the first one below is the one I said I totally agree with:-
His accomplishments in this business will forever be overshadowed by his heinous crimes.
The writer responded with:-
They will always be overshadowed by it. Benoit at the end was an animal, but his skills and achievements are rarely matched. It’s about time we can enjoy his in ring abilities without being judged for it. He is still my wrestling hero to the day, and will always remain so.
Elsewhere in the response the writer would go on to say that due to what happened WWE changed it's welfare policies and to quote "Perhaps he saved some lives and didn’t just destroy them."
I agree in the fact WWE changed a number of things in their company following the tragic incident and that is all good and I only applaud them for that and I applaud them for erasing any trace of this wrestler on their product.
In closing, I just want to say how anyone can say about this man "He is still my wrestling hero to the day, and will always remain so" is beyond me.
Any comments are welcome below.
Thanks, Stu @WLHSTU