Update On Chris Benoit On WWE Network, Kofi Kingston In Saudi Arabia

– As previously reported, WWE is planning on airing footage that involves Chris Benoit on their new WWE Network service with an advisory message that will be shown before he appears. The current word is that any show that includes Benoit will have an advisory message that will specifically state that all characters on the show are “purely fictional.”

– WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston is in Saudi Arabia doing some promotional work for WWE. Kingston hosted an anti-bullying rally at the Al Faris International School in Riyadh on Thursday morning.

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  • pwnez

    At least they aren’t going to cut him out completely.

  • Anonymous18

    At this point, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Michael

    YES!!! No more censoring.. CHRIS BENOIT IS BACK!

  • oppa

    What about Owen Hart? Did they get permission to use his footage yet? It will be interesting to see if they air Over the Edge 99 since they never replayed the P.P.V.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      Very good point… I’m more interested in that than Benoit at the moment… Owen was so incredibly good. Would be a crime to not include his matches.

    • Bryan

      Over the Edge 99 is in the trash bin and it will never be digged up as it’s too much of an emotional PPV that should have been stopped right when Owen fell as who in their minds would sit through an event when a guy just dropped high from the air into the middle of the ring and it wasn’t an act it was real and it looked real so everyone should have got up and left as I wouldn’t be comfortable being in that audience if I witnessed what does people witnessed and especially since they were never told as JR only told the PPV audience that he died but the crowd found out either after the event was over or next night of Raw.

    • Stoops Nic

      Owen is shown all the time in the clasics on demand shows and ppvs.

    • The Esteemed

      Owen is all over Raw 20th Anniversary, so I’m sure he’ll be on the network.

  • ADementedJim (ADJ)

    As long as the matches they show don’t involve a chokehold, they are in the clear…

  • Dr Credit Card

    I just don’t get it…

    Do some people not understand that this guy killed his wife and his kid? This man is a murderer, the fact that this company actually decided to once again have some sort of affiliation with Beniot’s career makes me sick.

    I understand that Beniot has had an AMAZING career and he has been apart of some of the greatest moments in WWE history, but still him as a human being is a lot more important then who he portrayed as on TV.

    I understand the WWE cant erase history as much as they try its just impossible, but they can still chose to ignore it. *Sigh* But I guess they can also choose to do this as well :

    • Dr Credit Card

      That moment when you need to edit a post to fix grammatical problems but you’re to lazy to make an actual account *Face Palm*

    • $42863687

      Frankly you and everyone else who whines about it just needs to get over it. They’ll be airing his matches and there’s nothing you can do about it, sorry. Don’t like it? Don’t watch. It’s that simple. You say that his actions as a person supersede his actions as a performer, and in that regard you are correct, but the fact you need to weigh is that they aren’t putting this man on a pedestal, they’re simply airing his matches for those who wish to watch. They aren’t shoving him or what he did in your face or in the face of anyone else. Now, if they were inducting him in to the Hall of Fame or something that would be a different issue, because then they would in fact be glorifying a child killer. But that’s not the case. They’re simply making his professional work available for those who want it. This isn’t rocket science.

    • ibeBrave

      you need to watch an interview with mvp on youtube about benoit he snapped that night of his familys death there not promoting him in anyway but hes still a part of wwe if you dont like it just dont watch it simple as that

  • Brian Lazar

    I’d RATHER have Owen footage. Screw Benoit. Benoit might have been good during his time, But if Owen would’ve lived I can’t help but think he would’ve been one of the all time greats like his brother. All Benoit did was massacre his family.

    • Fazzax

      And of course it’s physically impossible for TWO dead people to have been talented wrestlers when they were alive. Sorry Eddie…

  • https://soundcloud.com/kenkenkilltit KenKen KillT iT

    Im sorry..i really don’t see the big deal…all the stuff that happened is over and done with. At this point i think the name ban is stupid.

  • E-Z

    I think this is a good decision by WWE. You cannot erase former WCW & WWE World Heavyweight Champion from all television and pay per view events, especially since he has key roles in US, Intercontinental and World Heavyweight title change offs (example: Randy Orton’s first main event title victory)

  • J’vo

    Hate or love it,his matches involved with top superstar and have good quality,how you ever can forget his match against The Rock for his first title shot in 2000,The Rock showed his best,or with Kurt Angle,Tag Team title unification match.he already part of WWE history in Ruthless Aggression era and this year,marked his 10 years of his top,winning Royal Rumble and went to Wrestlemania 20

  • heroes forever

    Good. Benoit though a black mark on pro wrestling. His “character” is still a valuable part in its history. There are all forms of terrible human beings in wrestling. But the moment they enter the ring as their character, they achieve a status that even the greatest sports icons cannot… hero. And as children, they became and will remain heros for all time regardless of their dissfunctional placement in a hate and greed filled world. Which is what makes wrestling unique and special. Living comic books! That’s all