I've seen a few threads asking about how to handle wrestlers who've died. I also remember asking the great question of "Would you use or ignore ?" the man known as Chris Benoit since lets face it due to things he tend to have left a bitter taste in many peoples mouths and I'm not going to argue either way. But today I got watching "Ladies and Gentleman My Name Is Paul Heyman" I'm not done watching it but much similar to the start of WWE biographical releases they push others and they pushed one about Factions, I'm a fan of factions for a number of reasons.
While watching the clips I got thinking about things and it dawned on me... While WWE/WCW/ECW has had many great factions.. There is one that will never get mentioned on those releases.. None other than: The Radicalz for those who don't remember the group consists of: Perry Saturn Dean Malenko Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit
So my question to all of you, going with the top section about Benoit and how he's left a bitter taste in many peoples mouths.. in your circuit, would you create this faction to the fullest or leave Chris out of it ?
If i was just doing a fantasy fed i would probably leave him out, or write him out.
However, other than my RCW, if I was to run another fed right now, I've been playing with another WCW 2000 scenario. In this case I will be using Benoit for a while. The fed would only run 6 months to a year so I would just run him.
I would not hold it against anyone for using him in any manner they see fit.
I always find it interesting with the sour taste he left in everyone's mouth.. I'm not saying I don't get it.. I do.. While talking about it this month marks 13 years since it happened.
My own thoughts about it are... Professionally he was a very gifted athlete and nobody can say anything to deny that and I respect him professionally for what he did in the ring... Personally though, I have no respect for him for obvious reasons.
I also hope I didn't offend anyone by bringing it up as I said in my initial post just the thought came to mind while watching that Paul Heyman dvd.
I've been struggling with the same problem for years now. Have wanted to continue the TNM WWF Circuit but since Benoit plays such a major role in it, I've decided to end it rather than try to carry on with something clunky.
I knew him well, am disgusted by what he did to his family, understand that he may not have been all there the last few years of his life but won't use him anymore. I still like many of the matches he had but have a really hard time watching them today.