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David Benoit Reveals If He Ever Saw a “Darker Side” of His Father, More

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During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Chris Benoit’s son, David, commented on his father having CTE, if he ever saw a darker side of him, and more. You can check out some highlights and a video of the interview below:

On his last conversation with his father (a phone conversation): “We were just laughing and getting ready to make plans for the summer. I got to say I love you one last time to him and that was the last time.”

On his father, Chris Benoit, having CTE: “It wasn’t him, definitely wasn’t him. He would never do that, bro, I know he wouldn’t. I think something terribly went wrong. The doctor said he had CTE. That’s what, at the beginning, gave me somewhat closure. It just made my life a little easier than having to think about it. He had CTE and I don’t think it was him.”

On if he ever saw signs that his father had another side to him: “No, I didn’t see him that much though. I would see him in the summertime for like four weeks, and then Christmas time for like two weeks, and then obviously for WrestleMania, but other than that, didn’t get to see him that much.”


On the conspiracy theories surrounding the Chris Benoit case: “The conspiracy theories, just a joke. A joke. Kevin Sullivan didn’t do anything. We looked into that. Yeah, we had the police look into him.”


On what he thinks his father would be doing today if he was still around: “Probably working for AEW or WWE. He got offered a producer job [by WWE], actually, 2006.”

On wanting WWE to remember his father: “I would like WWE to remember him, at least for the good times. I want him in the Hall of Fame.”

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