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Henry Says He’s Healthiest He’s Been In Years, WWE Speculates on Christian’s IC Title Run, Is Chris Benoit Featured In The New WWE Encyclopedia? – Author Comments

June 3, 2012   ·   0 Comments

– Mark Henry, who is out recovering from surgery, says he is the healthiest he has been in 5 years. He wrote on Twitter yesterday:

“I’m the healthiest I’ve been in 5 years. U haters go to hell to the fans I’m healing great the Hall of Pain! LIVES!!”

– WWE’s website has a new article up looking at Christian’s current reign with the Intercontinental Title and if he will play nice or turn heel. Here’s part of what they wrote:

“Yes, the keeper of the Peeps certainly bears the qualifications to bring prestige back to the Intercontinental Title and WWE fans have quickly embraced their new champion – but at what cost? Considering a history of jealousy and other nefarious traits, what might Captain Charisma do to stay on top after injuries and setbacks kept him from it for so long?

For now, the WWE Universe can merely trust that this Christian really is for the Peeps. And, if the signature smile proves to be a signal of another con job during his current title run, all we can do is simply grin and bear it.”

WWE has attempted to distance themselves from Chris Benoit since his career and life ended in a murder–suicide on June 24, 2007. With the exception of his results and listings in WWE.com’s title history (though summaries of his title reigns have been removed), and select content published when he was alive, he is generally not acknowledged by the sports entertainment organization. All mentions of Benoit have been removed from archived footage broadcast on WWE Classics On Demand whenever possible. Matches and other footage involving Benoit have appeared very sparingly on new video releases. Benoit was, however, listed in the first WWE Encyclopedia volume released in 2009, where his wrestling career up to where he lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Randy Orton in 2004 is detailed, along with title history. A second volume is scheduled for release this September and author Kevin Sullivan confirmed that Benoit is once again listed.

When asked via Twitter whether the new edition will have a Benoit section, Sullivan responded, “Yes, he does.”

Vince McMahon stated during a 2009 interview with WWE Magazine for “The Untold History of the WWE” issue that it is okay to acknowledge Benoit within a historical context but not in a promotional manner.

“It’s not right to pretend he didn’t exist,” he said when asked whether Benoit’s history can be acknowledged by WWE. “It’s one thing to include him as part of a historical perspective, which I believe is okay, and it’s another thing to promote him, which is not okay.

“The situation is very similar to that of O.J. Simpson—despite his controversy, O.J. was still a part of the NFL scene. You can’t deny that he existed.”

Over a three-day period ending on June 24, 2007. Benoit killed his wife, Nancy Benoit, strangled his seven-year-old son, Daniel, and subsequently committed suicide by hanging.

 

Seth Rollins picked up another win over Michael McGillicutty at last night’s RAW live event in Mobile, Alabama.

– With WWE Champion CM Punk at Comic Con yesterday, Daniel Bryan was left to compete in the United States Title match at last night’s live event in Mobile. Bryan and David Otunga lost to Santino Marella in a three-way. Bryan had been main eventing with Punk but last night’s main event saw John Cena defeat Tensai and Big Show in a Handicap match.

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