Matt Hardy Discusses The Night The WWE Roster Found Out About Chris Benoit’s Death

In 2007, Chris Benoit would commit a double murder suicide at his home, taking the lives of his wife and son before ending his own life.

During The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy recalled how The Undertaker reacted to Chris Benoit’s death. This was a terrible time for WWE, and The Undertaker, as a locker room leader, was certainly informed of this tragic news before the rest of the roster.

“They had this talent meeting, they call everyone together. I’ll never forget I saw ‘Taker coming out slowly, walking out to where all the crowd was gathered around.’ I saw Michelle McCool like, crying. I remember turning to Ken Kennedy and going, ‘Chris is dead.’ I saw Undertaker and Michelle coming and Undertaker would’ve been given the heads up and Michelle’s just so upset, I thought ‘he’s gotta be dead.’

Matt Hardy on The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy

Chris Benoit will never be in the WWE Hall of Fame, and he was washed from WWE History after committing the horrible acts against his family.

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