Photo - Chris Benoit Disclaimer On WWE Network

Alex Barie of snapped a screen capture of a disclaimer shown on the WWE Network on shows that feature Chris Benoit. I Tweeted it and have included it below:

Obviously this will be used in other situations as well as it does not mention Chris by name.

  • dean

    this disclaimer is a great idea. the pro wrestlers are just playing “characters”. they are real life circus clowns , but the hard core “smart fans” obssess over them like they know them or they are members of their trailer park families.

    • chris

      Then why are you posting at a pro wrestling news site, “smart fan”?

      • dean

        I am not a “smart” fan. I am an intelligent fan who sees wwe as entertainment. it is fake and should not be taken seriously. the titles are props.
        the main goal behind the wwe network is McMahon trying to get money from his low income fan base who can’t afford 45 to 65 bucks a month so he tells them they can watch any wwe content they want at 10 bucks a month in order to reel them in like fish on a fishing pole hook.

        • JR Texx (Jamie)

          Well if you was an intelligent fan you would know this is scripted, not fake, and know the difference 😉

        • chris

          Oh, ok…all hail this self-proclaimed “intelligent fan” that we should all be honored to have in our presence. I hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of those who post and visit this site are by your definition, “intelligent” fans.

        • pojeb

          people like you who think they are einsteins are even worse than smarks

    • You do too…or you wouldn’t be here posting along with us (Chris said this too but it bears repeating). The “too-cool-for-the-room” thing is old.

  • I didn’t see it at the start of Wrestlemania X-Seven. Benoit is featured vs Kurt Angle.

  • MrOldSchool

    What is the difference between seeing a Benoit match than any other 1 this advisory should be done for ALL matches. Just thinking what happened to Naomi on an recent episode.

    • Snap

      Simply because Chris Benoit murdered his wife and son before killing himself. As far as I am aware there are no other wrestlers who have been associated with WWE who have committed such a crime and WWE wants to make it known that even though they are presenting material which features Benoit, they in no way condone his final actions.

      However, I do agree that the advisory should be a standard. I don’t know how WWE is presented on USA or Sy-fy but in Canada there is a disclaimer whenever WWE returns from a commercial break. It’s been that way ever since RAW was on TSN.

      • BlazeKing

        Call me crazy, but I just don’t think Benoit did that. Everything to me seems like a ransom situation where he got framed in the end. You know investigators just chalked it up as “a wrestler on steroids flipping out”. That’s the card they played until it was discovered that Benoit had traumatic brain injuries.

        What I think happened: Chris got a call at the PPV from somebody saying they were holding his family hostage for ransom and that he needed to pay. He went to pay and got robbed, killed, then framed to make it look like he did it all. Stuff like this *has* happened before. Nobody would just leave a PPV when he was about to win a major championship to go home and kill somebody. It makes no sense. Benoit was too tactical in the ring to be as loopy as he was made to be. Every wrestler he had a match with vouches for that!