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#1 Posted on 3.1.02 2128.48
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Watching that Year 2001 Special on TSN, really made me miss the sheer awesomeness of Benoit... I mean, Benoit/Jericho at the Rumble rocked, Benoit/Jericho/X-Pac/Guerrero at No Way Out rocked, Benoit/Angle at WrestleMania, Backlash and Judgment Day rocked, Benoit/Jericho/Austin rocked, Benoit/Jericho/HHH/Austin rocked... Man...there were a lot of good Benoit matches last year... *sniff* I hope he comes back soon...



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#2 Posted on 3.1.02 2214.42
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Benoit sure does seem to have that fantastic ability to make just about any match not suck. Not bad. Not bad at all.



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#3 Posted on 3.1.02 2241.59
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Yeah! Benoit has the skills to be a world champ this year...now if he can just work on them mic skills a bit



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#4 Posted on 3.1.02 2314.37
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I miss Benoit too. Guess I'll have to aim better next time...



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#5 Posted on 4.1.02 0012.07
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Christ Benoit is definately one of the better technical wrestlers the WWF has on its roster. I hope he comes back soon. I can't wait for Benoit vs. Booker T or Benoit vs. Storm.

And who could forget the Edge & Christian created lyrics to his entrance music...

Chris Benoit is here and he's really mad.
Chris Benoit is here and he's really an-GRY!
Here it is in full the Chris Benoit song.
Is there any wrestler who can prove him wrong?!



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#6 Posted on 4.1.02 0016.58
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Chris Benoit was GREAT. In the early 90's that is. His style just doesn't fit in the WWF, though, and trying to simplify his offense hasn't worked. His Internet wunderkind status, plus the fact that he has Dan Severn's charisma, makes me wonder in amazement when everyone says he's 'misused'.



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#7 Posted on 4.1.02 0112.30
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I would maybe agree with the assertion that his style doesn't fit in the WWF, but...

He put on the best WWF match of the year in 2001. May 31st, against Austin, on Smackdown. Several other really good matches, too. He's an "Internet wunderkind" because various people on the Internet like watching his matches, I suppose.

I wouldn't say he's misused at this point, though, having gone out after a PPV Main Event title match. He would seem to be in that rank with Booker and formerly Jericho where he's been positioned as a credible title threat and will eventually bring it home.

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#8 Posted on 4.1.02 0309.41
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Well, I always hear people saying that Benoit can't get over with the marks, etc. But when I first started watching wrestling in 99, I loved Benoit in WCW. And I had never heard the term workrate and so on. I dunno, that's just me, but I think it says a lot about how good he really is.
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#9 Posted on 4.1.02 0933.09
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Originally posted by flaming mo
Well, I always hear people saying that Benoit can't get over with the marks, etc. But when I first started watching wrestling in 99, I loved Benoit in WCW. And I had never heard the term workrate and so on. I dunno, that's just me, but I think it says a lot about how good he really is.



I agree. I had stopped watching wrestling for years, until I was lured back in by the Benoit/Booker T Best of 7 series, which was late '98, I believe. I didn't know anything about any angles that were going on at the time. It was quite obvious that Benoit was a serious ass-kicker.



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#10 Posted on 4.1.02 1025.23
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I've never understood the whole "Benoit lacks mic skills" thing. Back during the nWo heyday, my friends and I completely ignored Hall, Nash, Hogan and Sting and became Benoit marks. Why? Because he's so COOL on the mic (seriously).

Take your basic four horsemen interview:
Flair: "WOOO! MEAN WHOOO! GENE! JET-FLYING KISS-STEALIN WHOO WHOOO!" Etc. Ad infinitum, ad nauseum

Benoit: (with menacing look) Chris Benoit...the CRIPPLER...FOUR HORSEMEN...(flashes four fingers)

And that's all he HAS to say because he rocks.
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#11 Posted on 4.1.02 1050.30
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My thoughts exactly, Parts Unknown, Benoit's mic skills are good enough ..

One of the best moments in 96-2000 WCW was when the Horsemen walked into some building and somebody wanted an interview. They all just walked by, and Benoit held up his hand saying 'talk to the hand' ..Who needs 20 minute promos when you can do just that.

The point is, Benoit might not be amazing on the mic but he doesn't need it. He can bring his point across and then destroy you in the ring. What more can you ask for?
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#12 Posted on 4.1.02 1104.19
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What I don't understand is how Benoit's style could not "fit" into the WWF. From January-June 2001, Benoit stepped up his game and put on some freaking-amazing matches and continued to rise up the card. I mean, he was in the Main Event at King of the Ring! If only he didn't get injured, who knows how much higher he could have gone. Nevertheless, if Benoit's style didn't fit in the WWF, he wouldn't have been pushed to new heights last year. At least, that's what I think.



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#13 Posted on 4.1.02 1115.36
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Benoit is fun to watch because you know that he is a legitimate ass kicker despite his lack of size - who cares about his mic work - he doesn't need to speak to get over



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#14 Posted on 4.1.02 1548.01
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You know, Benoit cut a few memorable promos during his feud with Kevin Sullivan.

Something about a chessboard or something comes to mind...



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#15 Posted on 4.1.02 1553.48
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Y'know... I tend to think that, had he not been injured, Benoit would've probably been the World Champion before Jericho.

He was pretty over when he was feuding with Austin back in May.



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#16 Posted on 4.1.02 1730.42
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After not seeing him in a long time, I couldn't help noticing what a *juiced* up little freak he is. His body looks just like Dynamite's.

Benoit's mic skills aren't that bad. He just can't cut a WWF style goofy promo, but he's good at the serious ones.



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#17 Posted on 4.1.02 1822.09
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Who needs silly promos when you got BENOIT?



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#18 Posted on 6.1.02 2039.52
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Personally I'd take a Benoit promo over HHH anyday. But I have agree that Benoit put on some of the best matches of this year and Stone Cold vs. Benoit on Smackdown was on of the best. I don't see how this did not make the top 10 matches over the lingerie match and the HHH vs. Undertaker match considering that I figured the internet fans would have a large part in deciding the matches.
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#19 Posted on 6.1.02 2050.29
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Man, I just realized that CANADA dominates the wrestling world: Benoit, Jericho, Edge, Test, Christian, Storm, Val Venis... Heck, Tiger Ali Singh wasn't half-bad...(he was bad all the way!)...well, when they treated him as a wrestler and not as an ethnic stereotype...



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#20 Posted on 6.1.02 2059.42
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That's because CANADA RULES YOU~!



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