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Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story (2004)

Also known as "The Canadian Crippler", Chris Benoit is a superstar in amongst the hallowed ranks of WWE. Rising from humble beginnings in the Stampede Wrestling game, Benoit has won over a ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Fuschetto ...
Himself - Friend
Laurie Benoit ...
Herself - Sister
Francoise Berry ...
Herself - Aunt
Margaret Benoit ...
Herself - Mother
Michael Benoit ...
Himself - Father
Vicki O'Neill ...
Herself - Teacher
Don Turlock ...
Himself - Football Coach
Himself / Black Tiger
Dean Malenko ...
Arn Anderson ...
Himself / Booker T (as Booker T)
Nancy Daus-Sullivan ...
Herself - Wife (as Nancy Benoit)
Himself / Lionhart


Also known as "The Canadian Crippler", Chris Benoit is a superstar in amongst the hallowed ranks of WWE. Rising from humble beginnings in the Stampede Wrestling game, Benoit has won over a huge legion of followers with his awesome displays of raw power. This release offers some highlights from his impressive career in the ring. Written by Anonymous

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After Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy, and his 7-year old son Daniel Benoit, and then killed himself, the WWE pulled the DVDs off of their web site and prohibited any retailers from selling their existing stock of the DVD. See more »


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This is my life; have battled and lost, struggled and won;...
7 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

...I have had victory and defeat, and defeat in victory;I will never be over-matched or unprepared;This is who I am and who I will always be;I am Chris Benoit! DISC ONE When my friends ask me on how good this DVD is, they usually end up wanting to borrow it. This is one of the best WWE produced DVD's I have ever bought. The first disc has about two hours of back-story that are in this order: THE EARLY YEARS (How he became a fan of wrestling and especially the Dynamite Kid) NEW JAPAN (One of the biggest parts of his career where he truly developed his craft, and met great friends Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho and Dean Malenko) ECW (Where Chris was first noticed in America and where he developed "the Crippler" persona) WCW (Chris ended up in WCW as he could go between Japan and WCW. Talks of Kevin Sullivan, joining the Four Horsemen, Best Of Seven Series, Tribute to Owen Hart, Souled Out 2000 and leaving for the WWF) WWE (Wrestlemania 2000, Fully Loaded 2000, Wrestlemania X-7 are all talked about) THE INJURY (The Cage match with Angle and working KOTR 2001 while injured, and how Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndoff convinced him to do the surgery) THE COMEBACK (This is about his feelings when he returned to the WWE in June 2002 in his hometown) ROYAL RUMBLE 2003 (Possibly the moment where he finally convinced the people backstage that he could deliver as Champion. Also talks of how moved he was when he was given a standing ovation.) ROYAL RUMBLE 2004 (This is the moment that he won the chance of winning the World Championship and doing it marvellously by lasting 61:52 to win the Rumble.) WRESTLEMANIA XX (The pinnacle of his career) Followed by Music Video highlighting his career.

EXTRAS PEGASUS KID vs. JUSHIN LIGER (for the IWGP junior heavyweight title) CHRIS BENOIT vs. TOO COLD SCORPIO WILD PEGASUS vs. BLACK TIGER (in the Super J cup semi-finals) WILD PEGASUS vs. THE GREAT SASUKE (in the Super J cup finals) CHRIS BENOIT vs. SABU (with Paul E. Dangerously and 911) CHRIS BENOIT vs. AL SNOW (The blue coloured ones are the ones with alternative commentary of Michael Cole & Tazz OR the "Directors Commentary" of Benoit, Malenko and Todd Grisham) DISC TWO CHRIS BENOIT vs. EDDIE GUERRERO CHRIS BENOIT vs. KEVIN SULLIVAN (with Jimmy Hart) (in a falls count anywhere match) CHRIS BENOIT vs. BOOKER T (winner of series gets a WCW television title shot at Great American Bash, match 8 of best of 7, series tied 3-3-1) CHRIS BENOIT vs. BRET HART (in a non-title match) CHRIS BENOIT vs. SID VICIOUS (for the WCW world heavyweight title) CHRIS BENOIT vs. STEVE REGAL CHRIS BENOIT vs. KURT ANGLE (in a cage match) CHRIS BENOIT vs. KURT ANGLE (with Team Angle) (for the WWE title) CHRIS BENOIT vs. SHAWN MICHAELS vs. TRIPLE H (for the world heavyweight title) MORE EXTRA STUFF: THE NECK INJURY THE CROSSFACE COLLECTION RAW MAGAZINE COVER SHOOT

"Widely considered the best technical wrestler in the world today. This is the real story behind his rise to the top of the business he's loved since childhood. Relive the setbacks and the triumphs from those who have worked with him, and who know his story. From his early days in Canada, Japan and Mexico, to ECW, WCW and WWE, Chris Benoit has earned the respect of wrestling fans around the world."

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