I maybe the last Chris Benoit fan after today.
Vince McMahon issued a statement that he will not mention his name again, and that the WWE is sorry for last night's tribute.
I will continue to talk about the good times.
Because this society praises celebrities to no end, and in this same internet we can buy Serial Killer t-shirts, guns, and pornography, and if someone is going to tell me that they are no longer a Benoit fan, then I guess wrestling is not that important to them, and they shouldn't even watch.
Benoit was a good wrestler. I will not throw away my dvd's, or figures, I will remember him for who he was to ME personally. A great wrestler.
His personal life is something that I am not responsible for, nor am I to condone it. He entertained me for many years, and that's what I'll remember most. I can not burn my memories, I can not forget my childhood, he's a part of it.
I'm sorry for those that are hurt by the tragedy, but I am not a fairweather fan.
If rottencotton.com can sell serial killer shirts, then I can still like Chris Benoit.
Serial Killers killed, raped, murdered, and without remorse took their own lives in the past, and now they are immortalized with toys, t-shirts, and even movies.
So to tell me that Chris Benoit is worse than them is to tell me a stupid thing.
Chris Benoit is gone, his family is gone, and well...his memory lives forever in dvd's, posters, toys, t-shirts, and all sorts of other things that overshadow the tragic end.
Because when we all are honest with ourselves...He was NOT our friend, HE was a wrestler who got paid to entertain us, and if he is remembered solely as that, then the tragic stings a little less.
I'm sorry...I lost one of my favorite wrestlers, but I did not lose a loved one or a family member, so don't blame me for being callous...blame me for being real.