Author Topic: What do you think WWE would be like now had the Benoit incident not occurred?  (Read 384 times)

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One of the biggest reasons WWE became family-oriented was because of the Benoit incident. WWE wanted to clean up their act after all the negative press surrounding it.

Had the Benoit incident not happened, what would WWE be like right now you think?
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I think they still would have gone PG, a lot of the attitude stuff wouldn't fly these days (especially involving the men-women stuff).
 
Benoit was probably just a catalyst. 
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That plus Linda's attempted political run. (that was post-Benoit, I think?)

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Yup, they still would have gone PG. That was an attempt to broaden the audience and get more sponsors. I don't think things would be much different. Had Benoit just killed himself he'd have been put in the HOF.

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That plus Linda's attempted political run. (that was post-Benoit, I think?)

yeah, that's when they went PG.

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Also, kids get their parents to spend a lot of money.  Now they have wrestlenerds (adults with money) and kids to market to.
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Had the Benoit incident not happen at all (no tragedy), Mr. McMahon would be dead. Either that, or it would have been one of the worst "who done it" storylines ever.

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more strangling

and Benoit vs Bryan for the US Title.
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I think they would have stayed R and eventually even had raffles at live shows where the winner got a blow job from a Diva. Thanks a lot, fuckin' Benoit!!

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A better question would be what the WWE would be like if Linda McMahon didn't run for Congress. If the Benoit incident didn't happen, it would be questions about Eddie Guerrero's death and Edge's retirement due to injuries then back to steroids and concussions in the WWE.

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What would WWE be like if Austin had killed Debra instead of just beating the shit out of her?

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Linda would be senator, eventually the VP pick for Romney.