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Pete Ellis is a wrestling columnist for He recently ran the following piece on the life and death of Chris Benoit…

A lot of things have been said since the untimely demise of Chris Benoit and his family a few weeks ago.

Many of his fans have journeyed to Atlanta to leave flowers at the gate of his large suburban home. Others consider the events the act of a madman or a drug addict who deserves to be condemned for his actions.

The WWE has all but washed its hands of Benoit and his legacy since the day after the initial announcement of his death. went from a Benoit memorial to “MOVING RIGHT ALONG! NOTHING TO SEE HERE!” overnight.

But for whatever it’s worth – for the public, for the media, and for wrestling fans everywhere – I will never forget Chris Benoit. In my opinion, he stands as the greatest in-ring performer in the history of wrestling. I will not forget his accomplishments or what he meant to me as a fan.

William Regal said it best the Monday his death was announced. Regal didn’t gush about his passing or speculate as to any of the details. He simply said Benoit was the best ever, and he was right.

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