Former WWE on-screen authority figure, Vickie Guerrero recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet and took a very interesting stance on Chris Benoit’s legacy.
Chris sent the following transcribed highlights from the episode to eWrestlingNews. You can hear the full episode on YouTube, embedded above.
Vickie feels Chris Benoit is Hall of Fame worthy:
“It’s a sad situation. I loved Chris Benoit. His family was our family. His wife Nancy, we were close friends and their son Daniel and we were all really close. I wasn’t there when it happened and I don’t understand why it happened but I still love him. Aside from all of that, he loved us and he respected us. He was a talented wrestler and he had his own legacy and I think that it shouldn’t be ignored and it’s sad how things turned out but I would like to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame.'”
Vickie on the backlash she suffered for being a character following Eddie’s death:
“I had the odds against me. I was Eddie’s wife and everybody thought I was being handed the job because he passed away. There were just a lot of things against me so I had to earn my way to have the love from the fans and find a character that was going to work with me. When they found this character with Edge, it all just started falling into place and we had a good time with it. I think fans hated me because they were thinking ‘How could Eddie’s wife go and work in the WWE after he passed away?’ But I did have a little bit of history of working with him before.”
Vickie Guerrero on Sasha Banks:
“She’s incredible. I got to finally work with her and sit down and talk to her at last year’s Royal Rumble, the first ever for the women. She’s incredible and such a fantastic person and we had a great time sitting down and talking.”
Vickie gives her thoughts on the Women’s Evolution in WWE:
“It’s empowering to know that women have a chance to prove themselves in the ring and to know that women headlined the main event at WrestleMania. I’m proud of them and it’s well deserved. It takes the women from the past to the current roster that have made a place on the road and are able to say it’s not just a man’s industry, it’s the women that can make history as well.”
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